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Imogen Heath

Lighting design and video

Birthplace: Australia

Imogen Heath is a Berlin-based artist working within the fields of filmmaking, installation, cinematography, lighting-design and as a producer within an autonomous queer art-making community.

Heath is invested in expanding perspectives on desire, femininity and gender, rupturing chronological experiences of time to propose alternative histories and radical futures and image-making as a platform to investigate self-organised art-making cultures.

Heath uses analogue film materiality and its chemical potential to ignite processes of transformation. In the artists’ film, Sexual Chemistry, an archive of friends, lovers and kisses are depicted coming together in touch, softening the boundaries of the body and depicting queer notions of being together in community but also a shifting community in decay.

Heath is a founder of the queer film-production collective NowMomentNow, and a part of the food-performance group FOODGASM, a satellite project of NowMomentNow. NowMomentnow has been disrupting the art- and film-making scene in Berlin since 2010, curating film-programs, events and producing DIY film projects.

Heath produces visual content for a diverse community of artists, musicians and performers. Ongoing collaborations include musician PlanningToRock (UK), choreographer Ian Kaler (Austria), film-director Marit Östberg (Sweden) and performer/film-maker Liz Rosenfeld (USA).

Heath’s work as cinematographer on the black and white 16mm analogue feature- film project The Lost (dir: Reynold Reynolds) set in Berlin in the 1930’s, was nominated for Best Cinematography for a Debut Feature Film at CamerImage Cinematography Film Festival, 2015