Charlotte Pryce

Charlotte Pryce has been making experimental films, photographs and optical objects since 1986.
Born in London, Charlotte Pryce graduated with a BFA from the Slade School of Art, University College London and completed an MFA in Fine Art/ Film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Her films have screened in numerous festivals including Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Ann Arbor and London. In 2014 the Los Angeles Film Critics Association honored her with the Douglas Edwards Award for Best Experimental Cinema Achievement.

My films are infused with an optical consciousness that references a tradition dating to the 16th century, when artists first made use of lenses to examine worlds hidden from sight. Questioning what is revealed and concealed by the "glass eye," my films create structures of seeing that echo the mechanisms of reverie: of alert daydreaming in which the documented and the imagined are juxtaposed. Taking the form of miniature science fictions, rarely more than six minutes in length, the films are meticulously edited and deeply saturated illuminations intended to be screened in total darkness.