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Melissa Friedling is a media artist, writer, and educator interested in the jumbled layers of media histories.  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 Barbican Centre (London, UK), 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); New Orleans International Film Festival, Ann Arbor (MI), Atlanta Film Fest. Select honors include grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts, a Fulbright Award, and residency fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and International Studio and Curatorial Program.  Melissa is also the founder and owner of Slouch ProductionsShe lives in Brooklyn and teaches at The New School in New York City.
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