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Christopher Ottinger


Christopher Ottinger is a multimedia artist whose work investigates chance, sound ontology, and synesthesia through sculpture, installation, painting, and video. A native of St. Louis, Ottinger came to Washington University after spending 12 years in Chicago, where he earned a BA from Columbia College Chicago in Film/Video and worked at the motion picture lab Filmworkers/Astro on many high-profile projects, including Batman: The Dark Knight. He opened his own recording studio, Heartkill Studios, in 2005 and has written and self-produced several full-length records and other sound projects as well as engineering and producing albums for dozens of accomplished musicians.