Friday, February 27, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Recital Hall 12:00 noon February 27, 2009
Susan Stewart lives and works in Vancouver and is an interdisciplinary artist who produces video, photography, writing, and multi-media performance and installations, both in solo and collaborative productions. She was one of three members of the Kiss and Tell Collective whose award-winning and provocative productions were exhibited, published and performed locally and internationally for over a decade. In recent installations and performances, Stewart has explored using video as a visual art form, rather than the conventional single channel narrative structure of much time-based work. She is interested in the ways that time-based media can be implemented and read as visual art, with some of the same aesthetic and formal concerns of painting, photography and sculpture. She is equally interested in subverting traditional ways of reading and perceiving 2D and 3D art works. These strategies can be found in scene unseen (2001), all the Kiss and Tell productions, and most recently A Space Without Fences Like You on the Prairie (2006) in collaboration with Dorothy Seaton. Stewart is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr Institute of Art/Design/Media.
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