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Ryan S Jeffery

Ryan S Jeffery (b. 1978) is an American filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California. He received a BFA from Lewis & Clark College (2000), an MFA from the Film and Video program at the California Institute of the Arts (2012), and additionally studied at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.  Jeffery’s work focuses on how political, cultural and economic structures are imprinted in the physical landscape.  Jeffery has taught Film & Video in the department of Transmedia at Syracuse University, the New Genres Program at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University Long Beach. His films have shown in numerous venues such as The European Media Arts Festival in Osnäbruck, El Matadero Center for Contemporary Art in Madrid, Festival Nouveau Cinema, NGBK Berlin and The Museum für Fotografie in Berlin.  His most recent work, All That is Solid Melts into Data, a collaborative documentary with artist Boaz Levin on the history and political economy of data centers, premiered at the 2015 FID Marseille, France.