The videos in the Art Gallery of Regina's Moving Pictures program will be free to stream on VUCAVU.com from September 26 - October 26 2020.
PHASE II: Moving Pictures
Unknown by Rania AlHarthi
The artist scratches symbolic drawings and a letter to her mother into film footage of a figure silhouetted against a window. Whispered fears and flickering shadows hint at an unpleasantness behind the ritual of making pancakes on Canada Day.
BIOGRAPHY: RANIA ALHARTHI
Rania AlHarthi works in theatre, film, installation, Palestinian embroidery, and Arabic calligraphy. Her studio production consists of collapsed objects that incorporate sound, film projection, and performance. She is fascinated with themes of home loss, belonging, and trauma. Recent work concerns family displacement and nostalgic memories of the Dead Sea on the Jordanian/Palestinian boarder explored through an Intercultural performance installation. Current projects explore ideas of isolation and cultural memory during COVID-19 Pandemic. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Regina and is currently working as a gallery facilitator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
Trio by John Graham (Saskatoon, SK)
A trio of enchanted visions unfolds in this poetic experimentation between the filmmaker and dancers. Dancers metaphorically inhabit the characters Sense, Attention and Inflection. Dreams know the truth of the world.
BIOGRAPHY: JOHN GRAHAM
John Graham is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. John started his professional creative life by studying architecture and working as an architect. He later shifted his artistic focus to study and create visual art. John has a broad visual art practice that includes independent filmmaking. He has taught studio art in universities and colleges in Canada, USA and Australia. He now teaches print media at the University of Saskatchewan. John has participated in artist residencies worldwide. He has been the recipient of many art awards, grants, fellowships and prizes. His print media, artist’s books, drawings, paintings, installation works and short films have been widely exhibited and screened in North America, Asia and Europe. His artworks are included in the collections of Loto-Quebec, National Bank of Canada, National Library of Canada, National Library of Quebec, New York Public Library, and the Canada Council Art Bank.
ABOUT JOHN GRAHAM : https://johndavidgraham.carbonmade.com/
Hoop Dancers by David Garneau (Regina, SK)
Hoop Dancers is a celebration of athleticism, cultural continuity, adaptation and beauty. Four young men in powwow regalia play pick-up basketball, illustrating how traditional cultural practices persist in the contemporary world.
BIOGRAPHY: DAVID GARNEAU
David Garneau’s (Métis) practice includes painting, curation, and critical writing. His artistic and critical work often concerns Indigenous contemporary identities, and Métis culture. Garneau has recently given keynote talks in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and throughout Canada. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections.
ABOUT DAVID GARNEAU : https://vucavu.com/en/artists/g/david-garneau
Light Movement #1 by Lindsey Rewuski (Saskatoon, SK)
Lindsey Rewuski uses practical effects such as reflective materials, small motors, hand-painted glass slides, and physical movement to create a ball of light unfurling, quavering and dancing to a haunting score for prepared piano by Winnipeg's Burden.
BIOGRAPHY: LINDSEY REWUSKI
Lindsey Rewuski is a multi-media artist and graphic designer residing in Saskatoon, SK. Her projection-based work is inspired by early light art, psychedelic light shows, multi-sensory environments, and expanded cinema. Exploring the physical process of making non computer-generated moving images, Rewuski creates visual expressions of sound, incorporating sculpture, dyes and chemicals, organic materials, textiles, and other found objects into live performances and on film. Rewuski has projected light at festivals, art spaces, and venues across Western Canada.
You can find more of her work on Instagram at @ghosthousestudio.
ABOUT LINDSEY REWUSKI : https://www.instagram.com/ghosthousestudio/?hl=en