Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Michael Gitlin

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2006, 2016

Michael Gitlin makes work about the intricate conceptual and ideological structures that we use to organize our ways of knowing the world. His films have screened at the 2015 New York Film Festival and, in March 2016, at the Museum of the Moving Image and the Whitney Museum. During his residency, Michael worked on The Night Visitors, a film project that investigates some aesthetic, theoretical and social questions about moths.



Michael Gitlin worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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