Julia Irwin is a media artist and researcher. 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 interfacing of bodies and machines.
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 exhibited work at IDFA DocLab, 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 currently pursuing a PhD in Film and Media at UC Berkeley. She has served as a research fellow and adjunct faculty at NYU Tisch-ITP, where she also completed a master’s degree.
Contact: jairwin06 [at] gmail