Pip Chodorov

Born April 13, 1965 in New York. Filmmaking and music composition since 1972. Studied cognitive science at the University of Rochester, NY, and film semiotics at the University of Paris, France. Work in film distribution - previously Orion Classics, NYC; UGC, Paris; Light Cone, Paris; and, currently, Re:Voir Video, Paris, which he founded in 1994 to publish experimental films on video, and The Film Gallery, the first art gallery devoted exclusively to experimental film. He is also co-founder of L'Abominable, a cooperative do-it-yourself film lab in Paris, and the moderator of the internet-based forum on experimental film, FrameWorks. He works for the American Pavilion of the Cannes film festival since 1989. His films, which range from animation (especially animating photographs) to diary films, chemical experiments or optical or contact printer effects, are characterized by a sense of humor and a consciousness of self, rather than by lyrical or structural concerns or by the imagination.