EB Landesberg is an instructor of Media Arts who joined the university this fall. As a filmmaker, producer, educator, and translator, Landesberg has collaborated with young people through educational programs, media workshops and community organizations around the world. Her experimental and personal films revolve around themes of labor, power, memory, mourning, humor and culture. Most recently, she was one of the producers and editors of the cross-border collaborative documentary Only the Ocean Between Us created through Another Kind of Girl Collective, which had its world premiere at Hot Docs 2021.
Why did you choose to come to the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina?
I was excited to find a community of like-minded media art educators with rich artistic practices of their own.
How do you approach teaching?
For me, teaching is about the joy of sharing works and tools that have had an impact on me with my students. It allows me to build bridges across cultures and geographies, by exposing my students to a wide range of cinematic languages, modes of production, and artistic practices – and by facilitating conversations between different communities. I hope to help students not only refine their media-making abilities, but also become more attuned to the world around them – to see and hear the world with sharper senses, so that they might change it.
What can students expect to learn from your classes this fall?
New ways of making thinking and talking about sounds and images!
The most rewarding part of your job is….
Getting to accompany students as they find their voices, clarify what matters most to them, and evolve as artists.
What is an interesting or surprising fact about you?
I love languages and am a Spanish-English translator and interpreter. I also speak French and a bit of Italian, and am currently learning Levantine Arabic.