Dean Erdmann is a desert-raised, Los Angeles-based artist. Their work addresses the politics of place, class, and the body. Erdmann uses still and moving images from found and original footage, and often creates or uses archives as source material. They manipulate footage into new forms, rearranging, destabilizing, and building anew its form. Through the intensity of the visual experience, which may entail meditative, hypnotic, or hallucinatory experiences, the viewer becomes acutely aware of their perceptive capacities and how those link to their bodies, feelings, and knowledge. They have presented work widely at festivals, archives, museums and galleries. They are currently a 2018-2020 fellow at the Vera Center for Art and Politics and an Urban Glass Artist Fellow (2019), both in New York.