Baba Hillman grew up in Japan, Venezuela, and Panama. She received a B.A. from Duke University, and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Her films and performance works explore transience, perception, migration and memory through disparate cinematic and performative languages, operating at the intersection of these languages where they remain in tension, negotiation, translation and retranslation. The films have screened at festivals and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Rencontres Paris/Berlin, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Collectif Jeune Cinéma, ICAIC Havana, MIX Brazil, Athens Film Festival and European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck. Her performance/media work has been presented internationally. She was director of Teatro Movimento, a multi-media performance group based in Florence, Italy and has worked as a performer and choreographer with Etienne Decroux, Eleanor Antin and Sledgehammer Theatre. She has taught performance and media in France, Italy and Canada. She has received grants and awards for her work from the French Ministry of Culture, the Whiting Foundation, the California Arts Council, the Maryland Arts Council and the Italian city governments of Florence, Lecce and Certaldo. Hillman is Associate Professor of Film and Video at Hampshire College and teaches the Hampshire Super 8 Filmmaking course in Paris.

Films and Videos:

Passage du Désir
Nomads In Limbo
There; done.
Circle, Course and Distance
Fati et Aissatta
Jacumba Song
75 Avenue Niel
Decroux's Garden 5 Cité de la Roquette


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