Welcome to the website of artist and filmmaker Roz Mortimer.
Roz’s work has been widely shown around the world at film festivals, galleries, cinemas, online and on television. She lectures at universities in the UK and USA and her work has been supported by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Film London, Animate Projects and Channel 4 Television.
Her work spans a range of media; from film and video to photography; sound; installation; writing and performance. Taking documentary methods as a starting point, Mortimer incorporates elements of fantasy to create works that present alternative understandings of society. Earlier works unpicked notions of Englishness and explored human-animal relations, whereas more recent works have focused on specific global locations from the High Arctic to the forests of Poland, creating deeply affecting portraits that challenge our socio-political understanding of the world.
Roz’s current research is focused on marginalised and traumatic histories. She has been exploring these themes through a prolonged engagement with post-conflict landscapes and narratives resulting in a collection of works which include a research blog Reduced to Silence; a film This is History, an installation Traces and her current film The Deathless Woman.