Oliver Hockenhull works in film, video, hyper media installations, writing, and design. He’s an artist who is a documentarian, screenwriter, communication theorist, stand-up philosopher, essayist and lecturer. He has taught at Northwestern University in Chicago and presented at Universities in Canada, the US, and Europe.
His media works — film, drama, documentaries, video art — have been called sharp, smart, and visually elegant. He has concentrated on pivotal subjects: the social and intellectual import of the eminent writer, Aldous Huxley; an experimental film essay on evolution featuring Richard Dawkins (and the gorillas of the London Zoo); an essay on architecture extending from the early works of Mies van der Rohe to the steps of the Burning Ghats of Varanasi; a hyper media installation that questions ‘chance‘ — as quantum indeterminate noise — to edit film; a feature comedy collaboration with one of North America's most outrageous theatre group on Shabbatai Zevi, ‘the other’ great Jewish Messiah; and now (2013/2014) a double versioned feature documentary on psychedelics.
He has published critical articles on philosophy, cinema and media issues in National magazines and journals and continues to explore the incredible power of cinema to emotionally and socially enlighten & connect.