Artist working with motion picture film formats Super8, 16mm and 35mm. Resulting in films, performances and installations. Her work always arises from DIY methods. The processes and techniques se uses are based on reinventions of those from the pioneers of photo- and cinematography. Her work has been exhibited and screened at festivals and film institutes worldwide, among other TIFF, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Filmmuseum Taipei, Sonic Acts Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Her work is part of the Eye Amsterdam collection and distributed by Light Cone, Paris. Urlus is founder and chairman of the Filmwerkplaats, Rotterdam, the only artist-run photo chemical filmlab in the Netherlands and known worldwide as one of the largest, most technically advanced and most active community labs for analogue film.
Esther Urlus is mentor of FilmForward Vrijplaats Residency participant Luciënne Venner.