Maria Fernandez-Pello

filmmaker, anthropologist

Austin, US


Maria Fernandez-Pello is a filmmaker and anthropologist from Spain. Her work often involves experiments with film, sound, and mixed media. Her current research explores the experimental use of live microorganisms to treat autoimmune conditions, and how these therapies are redefining the boundaries between the body and the world, the human and the nonhuman, science and myth. Other research interests include sensory anthropology, ethnographic film, ecological uncertainty, and elemental ethnography.


Soil science, soil fiction