Open Studio/Wine and Cheese Reception: Monday, August 29, 2pm – 4pm
IMAC artist in residence, Amanda Dawn Christie is wrapping up her one month of research and creation on the island, and is opening up her studio to IMAC members and the general public who are interested to come and visit, to see her work space and her tools, and to say goodbye before she leaves the island!
On display will be three different models of 16mm film loopers that were brought in from Toronto, Sackville, and Halifax… come take a look and see how they work!
During her residency at IMAC she created a new installation work for Art in the Open. The installation is called “Where Ocean Meets Air” and involves three 16mm film loops that were hand-processed in salt water from the ocean, as well as a pool of water for reflecting the projection images, and performance. The work will be installed in Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre from 4pm – midnight on Saturday, August 27, as a part of Art in the Open.
Amanda Dawn Christie is an accomplished filmmaker, working in both documentary and experimental film, as well as a visual artist and performance artist. She has been exhibiting films and videos in art gallery contexts since 1997. Her first feature film, Spectres of Shortwave will have its world premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival this fall on September 22.
Thanks so much to Amanda for working with us during this crazy summer. The DIY filmmaking workshop she put on was amazing was amazing and we are so excited to see what she’s been working on during the Art In the Open presentation.
We encourage you to go to Art In the Open and to come meet and greet Amanda during a wine and cheese reception before she heads back to New Brunswick.