Deborah Stratman makes films and artworks that question power, control, and belief; considering how places, ideas, and society are intertwined. She regards sound as the ultimate multitool, and time to be supernatural. Recent projects have addressed freedom, surveillance, broadcast, sinkholes, comets, raptors, orthoptera, levitation, exodus, evolution, sisterhood, and faith. Stratman has exhibited internationally at venues including MoMA (NYC), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Hammer Museum (LA), Austrian Film Museum (Vienna), MCA (Chicago), Whitney Biennial (NYC), Flaherty Seminar, and festivals including Sundance, Viennale, Berlinale, CPH:DOX, True/False, Locarno, and Rotterdam. She is the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, and USA Fellowships, an Alpert Award and grants from Creative Capital, Graham Foundation, Harpo Foundation, and Wexner Center for the Arts. She lives in Chicago where she teaches at the University of Illinois.