Daniel Zox is an independent filmmaker whose work has focused on the physical relationship between bodies in space and the camera. Zox has served as Filmmaker in Residence and Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University. He has produced music video, short film, and documentary works that have screened at the United Nations for International Day of the Girl, film festivals (South by Southwest, Outfest, Athens International Film and Video), and been nationally broadcast on MTV.
The Archaeological Lens
Anthropologist Shannon Lee Dawdy (University of Chiago) and filmmaker Daniel Zox embark on a project whose subject matter concerns rapidly changing death practices in the US, particularly as regards disposition of the body and the creation of memorial objects. The aesthetic challenge is to use the moving picture medium with an archaeological eye as they explore how film might be used as a means to excavate the contemporary – creating visual field notes of material practices.
Join us for a screening and conversation with recent Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellows Shannon Lee Dawdy (UChicago Department of Anthropology) and filmmaker Daniel Zox, moderated by Andrea Ford (UChicago Department of Anthropology), that will explore contemporary American attitudes towards death, the body, and different forms of life as they relate to their documentary short, I Like Dirt.