Cook is a film and
video maker whose experimental work personalizes the human
experience through cinematic language. In past films, her
work has challenged gender and sexual stereotypes through
social satire. Rhythmic collage is projected both visually
and aurally by incorporating poetry, animation, dance, original
soundtracks, interviews and live-action. Cook combines documentary
and narrative form through experimental style.
Cook studied Inter-Arts and Art at the University of Wisconsin
and later graduated with a MFA in Film/Video and Women’s
Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, in 1986.
She has taught film/video production and animation at various
schools, including Hunter College, University of Iowa, University
of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
Currently she teaches film production and animation at Sarah
At present, she is creating “Cook’s Book of Poetry,”
a new collection of poetry films, which will premiere at the
Bowery Poetry Club (NYC) on January 12th, 2003.