FVNMA Grad Talks - Cecilia Tyrrell & Patrick Offenheiser

Friday, March 12, 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

Please join us on Zoom - Zoom ID: 891 5198 6445

Please join us for the second Spring 2021 FVNMA Grad Talk by Cecilia Tyrrell & Patrick Offenheiser on Friday March 12th, 2021. Open to SAIC students, faculty and staff.

Cecilia Tyrrell is an artist originally from London, UK. Her work explores virtual and physical space through online and video installation. She uses her interest in sound to illuminate processes and systems that go unnoticed by the human experience, drawing upon ecology and psychogeography to explore personal and historical memory archives.

Cecilia is currently undertaking a Masters in Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Art in Practical Filmmaking from the Met Film School London, as well as an Art Foundation degree from City and Guilds London.


Patrick Offenheiser  (b.1987 ) is a filmmaker and multimedia artist.  His work seeks to reconstruct narratives of aftermath by weaving fragmented experiences together from micro history to macrohistory.

Using writing, soundscape and moving image to excavate stories still resonating, beneath haunted landscapes or within the archives, he endeavors to connect intimate histories of the people who are alive within them through their relationship to their land and particular social ecologies. In exploring these prismatic views of lived experience he seeks to explore the intersections of personal narratives with the contradictions of national historic memory that often erase them.

 Patrick holds a BA in Film & Electronic Arts and History from Bard College. He went on to join Al Quds Bard College Fellowship teaching film production in the West Bank, Palestine in 2012. While living in New York City he worked as crew member producing documentary work for non-profit organizations and television. In 2016, he was a CoLab Fellow at UnionDocs documentary collaborative residency. He currently resides in Chicago, USA.