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Logan Ryland Dandridge

Jane Doe, Associate Professor of Theatre
Logan Dandridge, Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies

School of Performing Arts
251-B Henderson Hall
195 Alumni Mall  (0141)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5335 |

Logan Ryland Dandridge is a time-based artist from Richmond, Virginia who examines the poetics of sacred music, mythology, and the surreal. As a researcher, he explores ancestry, diaspora, and spirituality through an interdisciplinary art-practice, developing themes of ontology and collective memory into an experimental continuum of fantasy, liberation, and repose. As a filmmaker, his work concentrates on the American south and employs a combination of video assemblage, electronic music, and critical writing.

His current research is inspired by the words of Fred Moten, Kamau Brathwaite, Octavia Butler, Linton Kwesi Johnson. _Antiphony2024 deals with quantum teleportation, tactile stimulation, and a deeper consideration of how electronic music uses magnetic spectrums to encode information. In the mathematics of general relativity and statistical mechanics, past and future time appear to be symmetric rather than progressing in a single direction as we perceive them. So what then are the possibilities of collective memory, if past and future time are connected through this axis? One dynastic moment like Vince Carter’s reverse windmill at the 2000 NBA Dunk Contest becomes inextricable from the resonance of personal traumas. _Antiphony2024 explores the complexities of this entanglement, its function from a global context, and how these boundaries emerge and echo.

Recently, his films has been exhibited in North America and Europe including exhibitions supported by Girton College, Ox-Bow School of Art, Modern Art Oxford, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Red Bull Arts Detroit, Second Street Gallery, 1708 Gallery, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City. Logan has taught experimental and documentary modes of production at various institutions including DePauw University, Syracuse University, and was a visiting faculty member in the Film/Video program at California Institute of the Arts during the 2022-2023 academic year.

As for the here and now, Dandridge is thinking about what Curtis Mayfield did for D’Angelo’s harmonies, Allen Iverson’s cornrow braids, and the rusted Chevrolet pickup truck at his late-grandfather's home. 

  • Documentary arts
  • Photography
  • Immersive video installation
  • Creative writing
  • African American studies
  • M.F.A., (Distinction) in Fine Art, University of Oxford
  • B.A. in Film and Media Studies, University of Virginia
  • Intro to Cinema
  • Under 15
  • Black Futures; Past, Present, Beyond
  • Cinematic Modes of Production: Documentary & Experimental Experiments in Noise, Movement, and Text
  • Prindle Ethics Institute Reading course - Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles Self-forming: Autobiographical Ethics
  • Intermediate Foundations: Sound studio
  • Documentary Film Production I & II
  • Experimental Photographic Process
  • Introduction to New Media: Sound & Cinema
  • Writing the Short Film 
  • Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship University of Cambridge 2021- 2022 
  • Fellow, Girton College - University of Cambridge 2021- 2022