Melissa Friedling is a filmmaker and media artist interested in complex processes, systems, intervals, and the relational jumble of human and more-than-human matter. Much of her work begins with found or ‘happened upon’ media that prompts an excavation of the marginalized and sometimes metaphysical narratives contained within them. Her films and videos have been exhibited internationally at venues including Tribeca Film Festival (NY), PS1 MoMA (NY), Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA), Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo), Art Space (New Haven), Microscope Gallery (NY); Experiments in Cinema (NM); Cornell Cinemas, Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse), Apexart (NY), New Orleans International Film Festival, Ann Arbor (MI), Atlanta Film Fest, Women in the Director's Chair International Film & Video Festival, Black Maria Film & Video Festival, International Women Directors’ Film Festival (Créteil, France), International Lesbian Film Festival IMMAGINARIA (Bologna). She has been an artist in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (NY, NY) and is the recipient of a Fulbright Award, a Yaddo Residency Fellowship and artist’s grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts. Melissa is also the founder and owner of Slouch Productions. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at The New School in New York City.