Sabine Gruffat - "I Have Always Been a Dreamer"

Sabine Gruffat - "I Have Always Been a Dreamer"

Premiere date: Jul 13, 2012

I Have Always Been a Dreamer is former UW professor Sabine Gruffat's travelogue and film portrait of two cities in contrasting states of development: Dubai, UAE and Detroit, USA. Within the context of a boom and bust economy, the film questions the collective ideologies that shape the physical landscape and impact local communities. Dreamer serves as a visual documentation of these two cities as indexes of political, cultural and economic change while tracing the ways each city's development is tied to technologies of communication, production, labor, and consumption.

Biographies

Sabine Gruffat| Sabine Gruffat is a film, video, and new media artist living and working in Madison, WI. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Currently Sabine is an Assistant Professor of Art the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Prior to that, she taught at the University of Wisconsin - Madison for four years. Sabine’s films and videos have screened at festivals worldwide including the Image Forum Festival in Japan, the Split Film Festival in Croatia, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the PDX Film Festival in Portland OR, the Dallas Video Festival, Migrating Forms in New York, The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and The Gramercy Theater in New York. Her photographs and video installations have been shown at the Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, Art In General and Hudson Franklin in New York, Brissot-Linz Gallery in Paris, the Rochester Art Center, the Centro Cultural Telemar in Brazil, and P.S. 1 in Long Island City, NY.

The Wisconsin Film Festival screened the World Premiere of her new feature film "I Have Always Been A Dreamer".

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