Julia Irwin is a Brooklyn-based mixed media artist, researcher and filmmaker. Drawing on a background in anthropology, her work aims to deconstruct the human experience, often treating the body as a form of media in and of itself. She is a collector of stories and a hacker of cameras, using experimental imaging techniques, game engines and digital fabrication bots to create visual ethnographies that explore the intertwining relationships between intimacy, (trans)humanism and cybernetics.
Julia is a National Film Board of Canada & Arte grantee for an installation to premiere at IDFA DocLab in Amsterdam this fall. She has worked on commissions for the New York Times, the Magnum Foundation and several museums, has participated in shows at the LA County Museum of Art, IAC New York, and Theaterlab NYC, among others, and has a permanent installation at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Additionally, she is a researcher and educator. Research explores emerging cinematic techniques and storytelling devices in the postinternet age. She serves as adjunct faculty at NYU Tisch’s ITP and teaches workshops internationally. Julia holds a masters degree from NYU Tisch-ITP.
Contact: jairwin06 [at] gmail