PeopleFaculty, Past Visiting Faculty

Luis Blackaller

Born in Mexico City. Resident of Los Angeles.

I am a self-made filmmaker, cartoonist, closet writer, archivist, and self-proclaimed 21st century luddite. I am interested in public space, the history and anthropology of narrative media —in particular comics and cinema—, the influence of production systems and technique in the construction of meaning, issues of representation and diversity in popular culture, and the conservation of ephemeral printed media. I work across disciplines to explore the connective tissue between reproduction technologies and the human desire for symbolism and fiction, as well as the [liminal] tension between agency and control, experience, and story.