Paige Taul was born in Berkeley, California in 1996. She received her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in Cinematography from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2018), and an MFA in Moving Image from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2020). In her own words, Taul’s work engages with and challenges assumptions of Black cultural expression and notions of belonging through experimental cinematography. She tests the boundaries of identity and self-identification through an autoethnographic approach to notions of racial authenticity. Her interests lie in observing environmental and familial connections to concepts tied to race-based expectations and to expose those boundaries of identity in veins such as religion, style, language, and other Black community-based experiences. She has completed nearly 20 films since 2017, which have screened at Black Star Film Festival, Union Docs, San Francisco Cinematheque, Mirror Lab, Prismatic Ground, and SFMoMA in conjunction with Dawoud Bey’s exhibition An American Project: After DeCarava. Taul has been an artist-in-residence at Institut für Alles Mögliche (Berlin), Chicago Artists Coalition, and Mountain Lake Biological Station (Pembroke, VA). She was production assistant to Kevin Jerome Everson, and Religion, Race and Democracy Fellow at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
TWO FILMS BY PAIGE TAUL
ONLINE SCREENING DATES: May 20 – June 10, 2021
FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM: It’s a Condition, 3 min, 2018; Reid’s Records, 4 min, 2018