"My films are constructed in ways that arrange fragments of time to challenge set hierarchies and 'think' through a problem. They aim to examine and to perceive."
Mark Kendall's (b.1982) poetic cinematic voice permeates his experimental documentary films that reflect on, as he says, "the everyday conditions of our everyday lives" in ways that bring together the physical, sensuous and perceptual with the intellectual. His feature directorial debut La Camioneta premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, and was selected as a New York Times Critic's Pick. The film marked Kendall as "a name to watch" in Variety, in which he was lauded for "his eye for untold stories, as well as his instinct for catching evocatively framed images on the fly." His work has been screened at venues such as the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. A Guggenheim Fellow (2014) and Sundance Institute Fellow (2011), Kendall has been in residence at MacDowell (2015), and was a Fulbright Fellowship Program finalist in film/video (2008). He holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, as well as a BA and MA from Vanderbilt University, where he was a National Merit Scholar and named to the CEDA All-American Debate Squad.