Rebecca Baron

is known for her essay films concerned with the construction of history, with a particular interest in still photography and its relationship to the moving image. Her work has screened widely at international film festivals and media venues. She is the recipient of a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2007 Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In 2010, the Austrian Film Museum presented a retrospective of her work.


Untitled, 1991; Dochi de mo ii, 1993; The Idea of North, 1995; Okay bye-bye, 1998; How Little We Know of Our Neighbours, 2005; Cuddle Sit by Pool, 2007; Poverty Village, Americus, Georgia, 2008; Preparing Youth for the 21st Century, 2008; Lossless Series, 2009; Detour de Force, 2014; Everything Counts, 2016.

Detour de Force (12+)

Austria, USA, 2014, b/w, 29 min.
Director: Rebecca Baron
Detour de Force presents the world of thoughtography Ted Serios, a charismatic Chicago bell hop who, in the mid-1960s produced hundreds of Polaroid images from his mind. Constructed from 16mm documentation of Serios’s sessions and audio recordings of Series speaking with Dr Jule Eisenbud, the Denver psychiatrist who championed his abilities.