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Time Based
a selection of video and photo works by 2nd year fine art students
March 27 - April 20, 2012
Reception: Saturday, March 31, 6-8pm
Visual Bites: Thursday, March 29, 2:30pm
(Artist Talks followed by a discussion with Master of Art Conservation students on conservation techniques and issues)

DISPLAYS #1 & #2
The work included in this presentation is a selection of artist videos produced for the introductory course in second year Time-Based Media in the Bachelor of Fine Art Programme at Queen’s. Using the self as subject, which has a long-standing practice in the relatively young medium of video art, each of the student artists and groups explores issues of identity. While many of the works may be seen to borrow from the video structures of contemporary artists and popular media, each of these pieces represents individual and sometimes personal perspectives on broader issues of social concern, such a mental health in Bronwyn Loucks’ I Have a Voice and Megan Alguires’ Addition; our intertwined relationships to technology and popular culture, as in Emma Fowler’s I, mac and Lianne Suggits Untitled; ethnicity in Ye Dong’s Why and Lindsay Ablett, Colourblind; representation in the work by Emily Turgeon-Brunet and Anya Mielniczek He War, He War; or the broader questions of identity and self, as in Monika Rosen’s Close Case, Brynn-Higgins Stirrup’s and David Woodward’s Easter Monday, or Scott MacDonald and Nevan Ryan, Untitled. While these videos demonstrate a range of interests and approaches, all are strong examples of student work that represent thoughtful explorations of aesthetic expression.

Kathleen Sellars
Kathleen Sellars teaches Time-Based Media and Sculpture in the Queen’s Fine Art Programme.

These time-based projects were made by groups of two or three people using 15 to 20 digital stills images that were sequenced according to the plans and concepts of the members of the groups. The subject matter is very diverse and rich in content and feeling.

This was a class project in a second-year sculpture and new media course
(ARTF 227) held in the fall semester of this academic year.

Ted Rettig
Ted Rettig teaches Time-Based Media and Sculpture in the Queen’s Fine Art Programme.