Bio: Paul Turano is a visual artist whose work in film, video, and new media incorporates lyrical observational strategies and meditations on personal space, as well as subjective reportage of marginal media events and long form essay films. It has been presented throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Recent screenings include the Pirate Cinema screening at the Maldives Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Underground Film Festival, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Crosstalk Video Art Festival in Budapest, Hungary, L'Alternativa in Barcelona, and the Experiments in Cinema Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, France. He is the recipient of a Media Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a Moving Image Fund Grant from the LEF Foundation. Based in Boston, he has screened his work at the Harvard Film Archive, the Institute of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Fine Arts and his films have been programmed in over 50 national and international film festivals. He is Currently an assistant Professor at Emerson College and has taught previously at Hampshire College, Massachusetts College of Art, Harvard University, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. His current focus is the exploration of our relationship to natural environments in both local and global ways.