Julia Meltzer

Julia Meltzer and David Thorne produce videos, photographs, and installations. From 1999 to 2003, their projects centered on secrecy, history, and memory. Current works focus on the ways in which visions of the future are imagined, claimed, and realized or relinquished, specifically in relation to faith and global politics.

Recent projects have been exhibited at the Walraff-Richartz Museum (Köln), Argos Center for Art and Media (Brussels), the Wexner Center (Columbus, Ohio), the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the 2006 California Biennial, Akbank Sanat Gallery (Istanbul), Apex Art (New York), and as part of the Hayward Gallery's (London) travelling exhibition program. Video work has been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Video Festival, the Margaret Mead Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival, among many others.


Take into the air my quiet breath

2007, 16:22 minutes, colour

2007, 47:04 minutes, colour

It's Not My Memory Of It

2003, 24:00 minutes, colour, English

Conversation Piece

1999, 21:00 minutes, colour, English

Kept Quiet

1995, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

Room Service: Local 11 Pays a Visit to the New Otani

1995, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

Hands on the Verdict: The 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

1992, 60:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Little Orphan Videos: New York Video Festival
by Ernest Larsen. The Independent, Jan. 1995.