Anna Hogg is a teaching artist and filmmaker whose work addresses the relationship between memory and the body archive.
These investigations extend to the collective feminine that gathers memory, its objects and stories, the archive as affected by trauma, the intergenerational archive, as well as the ever-accruing archive of daily media and news sources. Within these contexts, one finds that the act of remembering and forgetting, preserving and refusing, are often intimately connected, and the boundary that divides them more fluid.
Her practice is based in both research and writing, touching upon feminist discourse, queer theory, and phenomenology. The form of each project is determined by the subject and the intersecting frameworks of documentary, narrative, essay, and poetic film practices. Whether re-speaking audio recordings in the style of verbatim theatre, creating a large life-sized camera obscura in which to create long exposure time-lapses of the body in movement, or editing image and sound as a stream-of-consciousness of the archive, the films transgress the easily defined boundaries of genre and discourse, often existing in multiple iterations.
Her films have screened internationally, including Prismatic Ground Film Festival, Kasseler DokFest, Chicago Underground Film Festival, San Diego Underground Film Festival, and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. She was awarded the Jury prize for Best International Work at the 2017 WNDX Festival, and nominated for the Golden Key award at the 2017 Kasseler DokFest. In 2023, she co-directed and co-founded the inaugural event of the Odds & Ends Film Festival with Light House Studio. She holds an MFA in Film & Video from the California Institute of the Arts and now teaches Cinematography at the University of Virginia.