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Barbara Matas Moris

Barbara Matas Moris

Adjunct Faculty

Visual Artist, curator, and academic.

Ph.D. from Westminster University; MFA in Film & Video from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Academic Experience
Dr. Matas Moris has taught film and video for over 15 years internationally in universities such as Ravensbourne University, Met Film School, Westminster University, and The American University of Paris. She has worked at Harvard’s Film Study Centre and directed The Film Centre CineUC in Santiago de Chile.

She is the founder and director of ISMIS, an international student moving image showcase, which showcases film and video student works from universities such as Royal College of Art, CalArts, La Fémis, Harvard, SUNY Buffalo, Cine Delta, Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, Le Fresnoy, etc.

Artistic Practice
Matas Moris’ film and video works have been shown internationally.  She writes, shoots, edits, and performs her works. Her videos delve into the representation of the ‘other’ through the self, harnessing the act of self-representation as a political act. Matas Moris’s work departs from personal experience and expands into global issues of exile, displacement, and gender. Humour, intimacy, and the absurd come together in her narratives, told from the perspective of the ‘outsider’ confronted with a ludicrous reality. Matas Moris’s approach to art films and her treatment of imagery and sound obtained from the internet positions her work in an ironic confrontation with mainstream cinema.