Luisa Greenfield is a Berlin-based visual artist working predominantly with film and essay writing. She holds a Ph.D. in Art and Media from the University of Plymouth, UK where her practice-based research considers film a form of thought that is capable of offering resistance against an accelerated, future-oriented perception of history. Her recent work comes out of a close study of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub’s 1972 film Geschichtsunterricht (History Lessons). She has authored several essays and co-edited books on artistic research, in addition to co-editing the book Film in the Present Tense (Berlin: Archive Books, 2020). She is an active member of the LaborBerlin analogue film collective where she is currently working collectively on the ambitious four-year SPECTRAL project.
Over the years, she has worked as a set decorator for photography, film, and theater projects, later working in theater costume design. She has taught visual art, film, and writing courses at the university level in the US and Europe, often designing courses that combine students from varied disciplines such as architecture and media studies.
She was granted a Fulbright fellowship for filmmaking in Berlin, has been fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society, and has received grants from The Puffin Foundation, The Arizona Humanities Council, a Mellon Foundation Grant, production grants from the University of Plymouth, as well as a publication grant from Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst.
Luisa Greenfield has participated in artist residencies at the Banff Centre in Canada and the Valand School of Fine Arts in Sweden, and as a guest artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Luisa Greenfield lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
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