Pamela Cohn

Pamela Cohn works as a freelance moving image curator, writer, nonfiction story consultant, mentor, project reader, and public talks host. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Pamela is currently based in Helsinki, Finland. She works globally for such cultural events as DokuFest in Prizren, Kosovo; the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA); British Film Institute; Scottish Documentary Institute; and, AVEK’s development program/Kehittämö in Helsinki. Pamela is the author of Lucid Dreaming: Conversations with 29 Filmmakers (OR Books, New York & London 2020) and produced, wrote, and hosted The Lucid Dreaming Podcast: Conversations on Cinema, Art & Moving Image from 2020 – 2022.

My HIAP residency will encompass work-in-progress textual writing, building curations and collections for exhibition, and exploring how to better present the staging of multimedia events. I will complete a first full draft of a text/photo book project called Interstate, as well as spending part of my time diving into new explorations in curatorial practice, including what various artistic communities in Finland are creating in the form of multi-valent approaches to producing and exhibiting moving image work. I will produce and curate a series of itinerant screenings, as well as a series of public talks on creative process.