Meredith Drum creates cinema projects as linear screenings, interactive exhibitions and mobile media walking tours. Recent initiatives present nonfiction material through emerging digital technologies—offering participants physical and semiotic choices about the trajectory of visual, aural and textual events. The goal is to reveal hidden and intersecting histories of consumption, pollution, corporate responsibility and competition for resources between operators, including nonhuman life forms, with varying degrees of power.
Born in North Carolina, Meredith moved to NYC in 1997 where she lived until 2009, working as a video editor, videographer and artist-in-residence in public schools through non-profits and museums. In 2009, she returned to school to earn her MFA within the Digital Arts and New Media program at UC Santa Cruz where she studied with Jennifer Gonzalez, Soraya Murray, Helen and Newton Harrison, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Sharon Daniel, Jennifer Parker, and Derek Conrad Murray. In 2012 she moved back to Brooklyn and is now a visiting instructor at Pratt Institute.
Meredith’s work has recently exhibited/screened nationally and internationally. In the US, institutions include ISEA2012; the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Scope Art Fair; Fales Library at NYC; the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts; Anthology Film Archives; Participant Inc.; Galapagos Art Space; and the Ruffin Gallery at the University of Virginia. Internationally her work has been shown at Artport Projects at Focus 09 during Art Basel; Cinema Planeta Environmental Film Festival, Mexico City; Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad, Valencia, Spain; and published online on the New York Times Tmagazine and Good Magazine. She was a 2010-11 HASTAC Scholar (a digital learning initiative of Duke University and the University of California Humanities Research Institute). Recent grants, residencies and fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Free103point9; the Flaherty Film Seminar; the Experimental Television Center; the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts; and ISSUE Project Room have provided support for her practice.
Please visit her vimeo page to see more examples of her work.