Department of Anthropology
rthompson [at] g.harvard.edu
Rachel Thompson is a musician, filmmaker, and writer holding an MFA in Visual Arts from UCSD and an MA in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. As a programmer, educator and media producer, Thompson has worked at the Walker Art Center, J. Paul Getty Museum, and has volunteered her time at the Trylon Microcinema, the Bridge Public Art Initiative, and the Center for Creative Research. With collaborator Jonathan Zorn she co-‐founded the imprint SET Projects, devoted to experiments in electro-‐ acoustic and improvised music. Prior work has examined cultural and political legacies of colonialism, dynamics of cultural exchange and assimilation, and artistic practice in the wake of political violence. Current projects explore the peculiar indeterminacy between land and water, over the longue durée, in Indonesia and the Netherlands.
External Link: http://rachelthompson.net