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Margaret Rorison

born Baltimore, MD 1983

BALTIMORE (excerpt)


16mm to video

Runtime: 6:33

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This is a short excerpt from Margaret Rorison’s newest film, BALTIMORE. The film documents the unique, historic, and layered architectural landscapes of Baltimore City. All footage was shot from June 2016 - July 2018 with a 16mm Bolex camera. Sound Design: Bonnie Jones

The creation of this work was made possible in part by a Ruby artist project grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. 16mm film digitization made possible with a 2019 LightPress Grant from The Interbay Cinema Society.

Production Credits

Direction, cinematography, editing: Margaret Rorison / Sound Design: Bonnie Jones


Margaret Rorison is filmmaker and curator from Baltimore, MD. Her recent films explore the visceral nature of memory and its dialogue between space and experience. She is interested in the potentials of storytelling through the use of 16mm projection and sound, often collaborating with sound artists, exploring ways in which the image and machine can converse. Her work has been exhibited at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, Miami PULSE Art Fair, The Walker Art Center, and The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She is the co-founder and curator of the experimental film series, Sight Unseen, which has been running since June of 2012. She works as an audiovisual specialist at The National Gallery of Art and teaches filmmaking and photography at The Baltimore School for the Arts, The Maryland Institute College of Art and Anne Arundel Community College.