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Cecilia Dougherty

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Cecilia Dougherty works in video and photography and is based in New York. She has been making experimental videos since 1985, and her themes have been largely about psychology, language, sexuality, outsider interpretations of popular culture, and everyday life. Other areas of interest include coding and web applications, VR, populist and interactive media.

Her videos have screened extensively in the US and abroad, most recently in 2015 in “Art of the Real” at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, NY, “History of Sexuality” at the New Museum, NY, and “Time/Image” at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston.

Other venues presenting her work include the New York Film Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Light Industry, Microscope Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, Irish Film Center, Dublin, the Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio, and many others. Dougherty’s work in moving image extends to animations for iPod and multi-channel video installations.

Cecilia Dougherty holds a PhD in Media Philosophy from the European Graduate School. Her first book, titled "The Irreducible I: Space, Place, Authenticity, and Change," was published in 2013.