Caroline Martel

Caroline Martel is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, artist and researcher. She is interested in telling historical narratives that incorporate their research in experiential and experimental ways, with a special interest in archives, invisible histories, labour and audio/visual technologies and heritage. Her work has been presented to critical acclaim internationally (TIFF, IDFA, Rotterdam, on SRC, NHK, and SVT, at MoMA and the Pompidou Centre) and includes: Hold the Line (NFB, 52 min., 2001), the montage essay The Phantom of the Operator (productions artifact, 64min, 2004) – “… an enormously imaginative docu … an hour of nonstop visual and intellectual stimulation.” (Variety), and Wavemakers (productions artifact/NFB, 96min, 2012), a feature documentary about the mystery of one of the first electronic musical instruments, the Ondes Martenot. Martel presented a solo show at the Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), Industry/Cinema (2012), was one of the featured guests at the 57th Robert Flaherty Seminar and the 2014 Global Visiting Scholar at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (Richmond, VA). She holds a BA in Communications and an MA in Media Studies, and is currently working on a network-dissertation as a PhD candidate in the joint Communications Studies program at Concordia University in Montréal.