Kim Roberts

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Title: Associate Professor

Field of Study: Film & Video Production

Office: 222 LSH

Phone: 616-331-3607

Office Hours: On Sabbatical fall 2012 and winter 2013




Kim Roberts is a video artist whose primary work takes the form of installation and experimental video.  Through intricate relationships between video and objects, her installations raise questions and evoke complex feelings regarding social institutions and cultural privilege.

Her most recent video installations reached opposite ends of the emotional spectrum, evoking laugher and tears.  Created for the inaugural ArtPrize in 2009, “Giggling Babies” explored the pleasure and joy of laughter and its contagious qualities.  In 2007, Kim created “Focus on the Family”, a five-station interactive documentary installation depicting interviews of families and victims of hate crime due to sexual orientation.  In this period, Kim also produced a video documentation of a conference called “Restorative Justice: How Michigan’s Prison System Destroys Hope.”

Kim’s latest challenges involved producing Grand Valley’s most recent Summer Film Projects, “The Darkroom” (2009) and “Horizontal Accidents” (2010).  Learn more about these and other Summer Film Projects.

In Fall 2010, Kim worked as Faculty Advisor for a student production of the 50th Anniversary University LipDub music video project. For more information on this project, go to:


Beginning and intermediate video production, new media, and film and video experimental art.


B.F.A., Kendall College of Art & Design; M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.