Lockhart and Barrow: Interstitials
Saturday, October 27 at 8 PM
Doors 7:30 pm; $5 admission
Lockhart and Barrow, Canadian artists and close friends, have each created unique acts of cinema since the mid 1990s. Each artist has produced a body of experimental animation art which breathes new life into genre film’s dead horse, and demands that one engage with cartoon images on their own surreal terms. Together they will present a selection of recent animation works/performances and then premiere their collaborative “live animation”, “Interstitials”.
Amy Lockhart is a filmmaker, animator and artist. Her animations have screened internationally, including the Whitney, NY, N.Y. Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, The Ottawa International Animation Festival, and Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Lockhart has received fellowship at the National Film Board of Canada and support from the Canada Council for the Arts. She has completed residencies at Calgary’s Quickdraw Animation Society, Struts Gallery, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her drawings, comics and paintings have been published by Drawn & Quarterly (Dirty Dishes,2009), and by Colour Code (Looking Inward, 2016).
Montreal-based artist Daniel Barrow works in video, film, print-making and drawing, but is best known for his use of antiquated technologies, his “registered projection” installations, and his narrative overhead projection performances. Barrow describes his performance method as a process of, “creating and adapting comic narratives to manual forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors”. Barrow has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA festival, and the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival. Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award as well as the recipient of the 2013 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize.