Filmed August 2016 at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta.
Origins (first thought), take 1
This project looks at the earliest physical product from artists practices - whatever exists to stand for ideas before they are transformed by the specific disciplines and mediums that make each practice unique. These artifacts can include but are not limited to, images reflexively printed, written, doodled, collected or cut out of magazines, pinned to studio walls or left scattered on the floor, collections of objects or photographs snapped with cellphones. Revealed in a roughly chronological order, the films are part choreography and part on the fly performances by the artist. Each video can be seen as a another configuration of a work of art, containing both images filtered from the vast and endlessly streamable world, and the hands of the artists themselves. Envisioned as both a window into a hidden world of visual association and a collaborative exercise offering artists the chance to give life to those apparitions that resist birth through the rigours of a practice but never cease to haunt our studio floors.
Due to the nature of this project some of these videos will contain pictures of other artists work. In this case, Study for a Portrait of Van Gogh IV by Francis Bacon and Klaus #2 by Allison Shullnik are present.
Origin Sources was filmed at the Banff Centre for the Arts during a recent residency in the Leighton Artist's colony, August 2016. Through the upcoming year I will be seeking out more artists to participate in this project.
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