1:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday July 27
Royal Canadian Legion, 15 Lorne Street
Twisted metal, flowing blood, and bones protruding from broken flesh serve as a mere backdrop to a deeper look at trauma and the often-anticlimactic aftermath of personal tragedy. It is in the peaceful quiet that follows a crash that the banal becomes beautiful and mundane monumental. This film seeks to subvert conventional cinematic portrayals of trauma and tragedy through focusing on moments rarely portrayed on screen while simultaneously revealing the artificial apparatus of cinematic construction. In so doing, it explores the physical reality of creating a fictional reality.
Amanda Dawn Christie is an interdisciplinary artist working in experimental film, installation, performance, photography, and electroacoustic sound design. Since 1997, she has been serving on various boards of artist-run centres, teaching, publishing, and serving on juries across Canada. She completed her MFA at the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts in Vancouver before moving to Amsterdam. After a year in the Netherlands, she moved back to Canada to work at Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre and later as the director of the Galerie Sans Nom in Moncton. She currently works full-time as an artist on film, audio, electronics, and new media projects with the support of a Canada Council for the Arts New Media Creation Grant, and an Arts NB creation grant.