When not working at a full time job, raising his young children or researching genocide, Winnipeg based video artist Rick Fisher makes videos over extended periods of time. After undergraduate art school, he worked underground in a mine for ten years. He was then accepted into graduate school where he was expelled and sued for $103 million for conspiracy to destroy America's largest private art school. He subsequently worked at video artist run centers on the Canadian prairies for twenty years. His artwork has manly elegance as he explores themes of humanity and darkness.