Esther Carlin is an artist, filmmaker and researcher. 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. She graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) and is the recipient of the 2022 Combined Arts John Monash Scholarship. Exhibitions and screenings include: VIV (MUMA, 2022), The tree sees double (ANCA Gallery, 2020) and The Time of the Cévennes (Prototype, 2020).