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Residency | Anna Hawkins | Open Studio

Updated: May 27, 2021

June 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Anna Hawkins is an artist based in Montreal, Canada. She works primarily with video and is concerned with the ways that images, gestures and information are transmitted, transformed and experienced online. Group exhibitions and screenings include the UCLA New Wight Biennial (Los Angeles, USA), the WRO Media Art Biennale (​Wrocław​, PL), and ​The ​Laocoön​ Dilemma​ at Galerie Sturm (Nürnberg, DE). She has exhibited a solo projects at Artspace (Peterborough, CA, 2015), Centre Clark (Montreal, CA, 2016) Eastern Edge Gallery (St. John’s, NL, 2016), and Untitled Art Society (Calgary, CA, 2018).

During her residency, Hawkins plans on working on her project: Blue Light Blue. Blue Light Blue is a film and video work that uses the particular frequency of blue light that is emitted from the backlit LED screens of cellphones, tablets and laptops as a formal element, an experimental narrative device, and a primary material. Drawing aesthetic inspiration from horror films and the cinematic device of “day for night,” Blue Light Blue explores how technology transforms our bodies and our most intimate domestic spaces.