Esther Carlin is an artist, filmmaker and researcher. She graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (1st Class Honours). She makes film-based installations that draw on her training in art and anthropology. Using ethnographic research methods, she develops artworks that articulate the importance of poetics as a way of examining specific institutional histories and sites, while asking questions of subject-making, imaging and representation. In 2019 she was the co-recipient of the ANCA EASS Exhibition Award. Her film, The Time of the Cévennes, which explores radical educator Fernand Deligny and his work with non-verbal autistic children, was shown as part of the Prototype Care Package series and reviewed in The Age. To further her cultural and art practice, she intends to undertake a Master of Art Practice - Critical Tools at the École de recherche graphique in Brussels. There she will continue to develop work that situates her interest in questions of language, communication, proximity and memory.