Lori H. Ersolmaz
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Lori H. Ersolmaz

Artist Bio

Lori H. Ersolmaz is a projection mapping artist, collaborator, curator and award winning filmmaker living and working in Naples, Florida. The Good Natured. project, her most recent award-winning series focuses on nature and the environment and are projection mapped at night—onto buildings, in pop-up gallery spaces and in/on objects including a 20’x20′ dome. Her “Poetic Films” integrate classic and contemporary poetry to expand the viewer’s own contemplative reflection and interpretation of what they see. Often, the result is a meditative, spiritual, and sublime state of consciousness.Lori’s work has been seen in New York City at Anthology Film Archives, in Minneapolis at the Weisman Art Museum, and at International film festivals and events held in Australia, Croatia, Mexico, India, Istanbul, Nepal, Slovakia and USA. Lori is an active social justice and environmental advocate with a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies and Film from The New School (2011), a university with a history of progressive thought and service to others.

Artist Statement

Lori H. Ersolmaz is an award winning filmmaker who creates poetic films combining contemporary poems and creative writing as a tool/modality for meaning-making, especially related to critical analysis of social, political and cultural issues. Her work is influenced by Jungian psychology which is concentrated in depth psychology, inner work, the conscious and unconscious mind, archetypes, dreams, synchronicity and symbolism. Lori encourages the viewer to consider a personal and collective act of responsibility for the past, present and future.

With over 20 years of multidisciplinary experience, Lori has worked with leaders from Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit/governmental organizations and policy think-tanks on varied media in support of policy and advocacy initiatives. In 2014 she became interested in combining poetry and visual moving imagery to convey emotions and feelings as a social commentary. Born out of short documentary work, experimentation led to collaborating with poets and writers to create poetic films.

Her work has been seen in New York City at Anthology Film Archives, in Minneapolis at the Weisman Art Museum, and at International film festivals, events, pop-up exhibitions and street art installations held in Australia, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Nepal, Slovakia, United Kingdom, United States and West Africa. Her work can also be seen in the digital online environment, including literary and visual journals.

Lori, as an adjunct professor (2011-2016) taught film and media studies courses, as well as youth-made media, and won an award from the National Association of Media Literacy Education for working with youth and adults to analyze and make media. She has been an Assistant Examiner for the International Baccalaureate program marking Collaborative Film Projects and Film Essays.

Lori is an active social justice, education, health, environment and media reform advocate with a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies and Film from The New School, a university with a history of progressive thought and service to others.

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Lori H. Ersolmaz