Bio

Anne de Marcken is an interdisciplinary artist, working primarily in text and moving image. She is especially interested in the contingency of meaning and how this relates to narrative structures and is affected by experiences of loss, the abject and the ephemeral. Her credits include multimedia installations, short and feature-length films and videos, algorithm-based narratives, interactive web environments, short stories, long stories, poetry, and screenplays. In the past year, Anne’s writing has appeared in Narrative, Ploughshares and Quarter After Eight. Recent site-specific works include Invisible Ink: Homeless (2018) and  Invisible Ink: Reparations (2017), each a process-based engagement with the peril and privilege of invisibility, and The Redaction Project (2016), an interdisciplinary interrogation of the effects of sudden loss on the narrative structure of our lives. From 2006 to 2012, she conducted a sustained text-based interrogation of loss that yielded short stories featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts and in such publications as Best New American Voices, Hunger Mountain, Glimmer Train, and Southern Indiana Review. She has been awarded the Ploughshares Emerging Writer Award, the Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction, the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Prize, the Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award, as well as many commendations for her feature film Group (Artistic License/Frameline 2002), notable for its groundbreaking use of video-to-film and streaming technologies, as well as its emergent narrative and queer/feminist subject matter. Anne has received grant and fellowship support from The Millay Colony for the Arts, Jentel Foundation, Artist Trust, Centrum and the Hafer Family Foundation. She lives in Olympia, Washington, with her wife and fellow artist Marilyn Freeman, where she maintains her position as Creative Director of their digital media arts studio Wovie and is at work on the second in a series of four auto-fictional volumes about identity and loss in the new American Millennium.