Cathy Lee Crane: A Conversation

Video Data Bank

2020 | 00:34:56 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 16:9 | Video

Collection: Interviews, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Film or Videomaking, Incarceration

In this conversation, Cathy Lee Crane (b. 1962) talks about her experience working with Harun Farocki on the groundbreaking video I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts (2000) and how the collaboration has informed her practice as a film and video maker. Crane also discusses the artistic approach and strategies that she takes when interacting with correctional institutions in the United States.

Cathy Lee Crane has been making experimental narrative and documentary films for more than twenty-five years. She was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2013 and received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Film in 2009 for her lyrical re-combinations of archival and staged material.

Interview conducted by Zach Vanes in December 2020.