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, LFVDA, LAFVA, Animate, Eastern Arts and Channel 4 Television.
Her interdisciplinary work spans a range of media; from film and video to photography, sound, installation, writing and performance. 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 layered and thought provoking portraits which challenge our social and political understanding of the world today.
Roz’s current research is focused on archives, affect, testimony and trauma. She has been exploring these themes through a prolonged engagement with landscapes of post-conflict trauma, resulting in a collection of works which include a research blog Reduced to Silence; a film This is History and an installation Traces which is a translation of her experimental text Writing the Story of the Deathless Woman.