Because our knowledge is ignorance, or because it is neither knowledge of anything there nor the understanding of any truth, or because even if there is some entrance to that truth, the door may not come open except by means of ignorance — which is simultaneously path, gatekeeper, and gate.
︎ Giordano Bruno, from Cabala del Cavallo Pegaseo (The Cabala of Pegasus), 1584
Elizabeth Myles is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary filmmaker and animator born and raised in Oklahoma City. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2020 with a B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies. Her interest in moving images and the possibility of freedom within structured repetitive acts drives her video and animated work, which is also informed by her ongoing classical cello practice. By combining traditional film techniques with experimental animation, her work uncovers significant themes of interior spaces and explorations of Blackness.
1997 Born in Oklahoma City
2007 Started playing cello
2016 Moved to Chicago
2018-19 Began incorporating documentary and animation into art practice
2020 Graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and a minor in visual arts