Graeme Arnfield

Graeme Arnfield is an artist filmmaker and composer living in London, raised in Cheshire. Producing sensory essay films from networked imagery, he uses methods of investigative storytelling to explore issues of circulation, spectatorship, and history. His work has been presented worldwide, including Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Courtisane Festival, Open City Documentary Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Sonic Acts Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Transmediale, LUX, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Whitechapel Gallery, and on e-flux & Vdrome. He is currently in post-production on his first feature-length film “Home Invasion”, a nightmarish essay film on the history of the doorbell, which is expected to premiere in early 2023.

At Rupert he will begin developing a new project, “Zero-Gravity Resistance”, researching the first labour strike to have occurred in outer space, and reflecting on the current state of earthly labour in the age of increasingly privatised space exploration through writings, sonic work, and group discussions.

Image: Pervading Animal