Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Much of her work points to relationships between physical environments and human struggles for power and control that play out on the land. Most recently, they have questioned elemental historical narratives about faith, freedom, manifest destiny, sonic deception, nothingness and the paranormal. She has exhibited internationally at venues including MoMA NY, the Pompidou, Hammer Museum, Mercer Union, Witte de With, the Whitney Biennial and festivals including Sundance, Viennale, Oberhausen, Ann Arbor, Full Frame and Rotterdam. Stratman is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships and a Creative Capital grant. She teaches Moving Image and other things at the University of Illinois at Chicago.