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Laska Jimsen

Laska Jimsen

Education & Professional History

Brown University, BA; Temple University, MFA.

At Carleton since 2011.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Cinema & Media Studies

Laska Jimsen teaches Digital Foundations, Nonfiction, Animation, Experimental Film and Video, and Junior/Senior Production Workshops. She works across nonfiction forms from video documentary to 16mm filmmaking and animation. The people, landscapes, plants, and animals that populate her work include delicate specimens of the genus Dahlia, the horses and riders who inhabit an urban Philadelphia stable, silent bow hunters hidden in a snowy Minnesota arboretum, and an Oregon pioneer who plays the trombone when not trapping coyotes. Her films and videos have screened at festivals and venues including Ann Arbor, Athens, IC Docs, MadCat, Los Angeles Filmforum and Walker Art Center. She received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in Media Arts for Circles & Arrows; Matrices & Trees, an experimental 16mm light study, and a Jerome Foundation Film & Video Grant for Deer of North America, a video essay collaboration with filmmaker Jason Coyle that documents the contradictory and mythologized relationships between people and deer in the contemporary United States, and which recently screened at the Walker Art Center.

Profile updated March 6, 2017

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