Christopher Harris

Chris Harris
Associate Professor, Head of Film & Video Production
Office: 
W221 Adler Journalism Building
Phone: 
319-335-0639
Office Hours: 
T 12:30-3:30pm

Christopher Harris is a filmmaker whose films and video installations read African American historiography through the poetics and aesthetics of experimental cinema.  His work employs manually and photo-chemically altered appropriated moving images, staged re-enactments of archival artifacts and interrogations of documentary conventions. 

He has exhibited widely at venues throughout North America and Europe including solo exhibitions and screenings at the Encontro de Cinema Negro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Brakhage Center Symposium, Autograph ABP in London, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio;  group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Artists' Film Biennial at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and festivals including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the VIENNALE-Vienna International Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, among many others. 

Harris was a featured artist at the 2018 Flaherty Seminar and is the recipient of a 2015 Creative Capital grant and a 2017 Alpert/MacDowell Fellowship.

Cluster: 
Film & Video Production