Julian Flavin is an artist and educator who joins L4E as the Associate Director of the Critical Media Lab. His projects spanning documentary filmmaking, installation, music, and writing have been featured at SXSW, Osheaga Music Festival, The Tinguely Museum, The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art, and NYU’s Gallatin Galleries among others. Films and installations featuring his post-production sound work have screened at the Viennale, DOK Leipzig, RIDM, Mostra São Paulo, Gallery 400, Union Docs, Visions du Réel, and Art of The Real. His most recent feature-film project "In The Sweet Arms” asks how our relationship to music shapes our politics, our deepest-held aspirations, and our language for understanding our position in the world. He is interested in the role art plays in experiences of mutuality and difference, and in the political interpretation of such experience. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught courses in filmmaking at Northwestern University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.