Anna Elizabeth Hogg

Anna is a teaching artist and filmmaker working in central Virginia.


Charlottesville, Virginia



Anna Hogg is a teaching artist and filmmaker whose work addresses the relationship between memory and the body archive, the archive as body.

These investigations extend to the collective feminine that gathers memory, its objects and stories, the archive as affected by trauma, and the intergenerational archive in contrast to that of the institution. Within these contexts, one finds that the act of remembering and forgetting, preserving and refusing—making into refuse—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 the phenomenology of the archive. 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 the Kasseler DokFest, Chicago 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. She holds an MFA in Film & Video from the California Institute of the Arts and now teaches Cinematography at the University of Virginia.

Written Work

Interview with Kevin Jerome Everson, CALIGARI magazine