Catherine Meyburgh Videographer


Catherine Meyburgh works as director, projection designer, editor and producer in documentary, fiction films and television. Her work in multi-projection design includes 'Lulu', 'The Nose', 'Wozzeck' and 'Die Zauberflöte' (Met opera - New York; La Scala - Milano; NNTT - Tokyo, Paris opera, BAM, Aix-en-Provence festival, Holland festival, Salzburgerfestspiele, Sydney opera, Rome opera). She has edited over 10 Narrative Feature films and television drama series (Heartlines, Taste of Rain, Gugu & Andile, Yizo Yizo, Soul City, When we were Black 2, Zero Tolerence, Crossing the Line) and more than 30 award winning documentaries which have been broadcast on Arte, Channel 4, BBC – Storyville, ZDF, SABC, NBC and film festivals, IDFA, DIFF, Berlinale, Hotdocs - Toronto). Some of her video installations (Refusal of Time, The Head & the Load, Africa Rifting, Lines of Fire, Mining Bodies) have been exhibited at dOKUMENTA, WAM, Iziko Cape Town, Smithsonian, Rhurtriennale, Tate modern – London, Holland festival, The Armory, Nelson Mandela Foundation). She has recently collaborated with William Kentridge, Gregory Maqoma, Thuthuka Sibisi and Philip Miller on the multi-projection performance piece “The Head & the Load” addressing the neglected history of Africans in WW1. It premiered at the Tate Modern in London mid 2018 and at The Armory in New York late 2018. She is co-director, co-producer and editor on the multi-award winning documentary “Dying for Gold” (2018) with Richard Pakleppa, (Winner Rapid Lion international film festival – Best Documentary 2019, MUSE award for best documentary screenplay, Nominated for five SAFTAS 2020, Documentary award 'I will tell Film Festival', 'Humans of Film festival' Jury award for Best documentary 2021). In 2021 she collaborated with photographer Jo Ractliffe and composer Philip Miller on the installation 'Something This Way Comes' (Stevenson gallery) and with artist Leora Farber on the films 'Phantom Hurt' and 'Ghosted Matter' (Iziko museum).  

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