Wednesday, March 6 @ 5 – 6:15p
2650 Humanities Building 2nd Floor, 455 N Park St

Portia Cobb is a video artist and producer of short experimental documentary whose videos and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Although trained as a filmmaker, she began using video because of its accessibility and immediacy in the field. Her work often investigates the politics of place and identity, memorializing African American history and culture, home and place, and illustrate her interest in Memory as Memorial. Through her continuing documentation of urban and rural communities in America and West Africa, she draws upon memory and history “as a means of confronting forced movement and forgetting.”

Portia Cobb is currently lives between Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she teaches in the department of film, video, animation and new genres at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Charleston, South Carolina. She is a celebrated producer of short documentary narrative, experimental video, multi-media installation and digital photographic essay. She works in HD video, Digital photography and sound media and continues to experiment with these ideas and subject matters in the form of ethnographic short works.