Sarah Friedland Photo: Matteo Bellomo

Sarah Friedland

Sarah Friedland is a filmmaker and choreographer working at the intersection of moving images and moving bodies. Her work has screened and been presented in numerous festivals and film spaces including New Directors/New Films, Ann Arbor Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Cucalorus Festival, BAMcinématek, and Anthology Film Archives, in art spaces such as MoMA, Sharjah Art Foundation, MAM Rio, Nasher Museum, Wassaic Project, and Manifattura delle Arti (Bologna), and in dance spaces including the American Dance Festival and Dixon Place, among others. Her work has been supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Dance Films Association, Art Factory International, NYSCA/Wave Farm, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts/NEA, and Berlinale Talents, among others. Sarah graduated from Brown University’s department of Modern Culture and Media and started her career assisting filmmakers including Steve McQueen, Mike S. Ryan, and Kelly Reichardt. Sarah has worked on collaborative research and writing projects with media theorists Wendy Chun, on slut-shaming and new media leaks, and Erin Brannigan, on the dancing body on film. CROWDS, her 3-channel dance film installation, will be installed at La MaMa Galleria from 11.7 until 12.1 as part of the Performa 19 Biennial.