Visitor in the Arts - Amalie Atkins
||Fine Arts, GPRC
||Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 11:30 am
||Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Collins Recital Hall - Room L106
Everyone is welcome to attend free of charge.
Amalie Atkins is a multidisciplinary artist whose work hop-scotches from filmmaking to fabric-based sculpture to performance. Having studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Atkins currently lives and works in Saskatoon. Welcoming activities like bike ballet, cross country roller-skating, trick riding and tree climbing in both her life and art, these actions have resulted in projects like Never gonna Give you up (dance video), Bike Ballet Club on Tour (super 8 film + performance), Tracking the Wolf (cinematic performance), Embrace (site specific video installation + performance) and her newest project We live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical.
Working in a do it yourself style, Atkins has created numerous films and videos under the mandate of Minema Cinema. This method favours low tech tools (like the hand cranked 16 mm bolex camera and out of tune pianos) to evoke a sense of timelessness in her work. Her films, performance and photographs have shown in festivals and galleries nationally and internationally. This spring, Tracking the Wolf will be presented as both a performance on opening weekend and as an installation for one year at Oh, Canada at the MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Her image Girl with Bolex will appear on the cover of the spring issue of Canadian Art Magazine.