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Artist Talk | Lisa Birke | TimeShare Mentorship

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

A distorted photographed image. A figure sits cross legged in a dandelion-filled field full of stuffed animals. The grass, partially covered in snow, wraps around her, creating a circle of sky behind their head.
The Land of Milk and Honey 360 video installation (video still), 10:45 min Lisa Birke, 2020

Struts Gallery will be hosting a screening event and virtual artist talk by TimeShare mentore Lisa Birke on Friday June 11th at 6pm (ADT). All are welcome to attend. We strongly encourage those who wish to apply to the TimeShare Mentorship program to attend. Find out more about the TimeShare mentorship program here.

Lisa Birke will join us for a talk and screening of her work via live stream from Saskatoon. If you wish to view the talk and screening projected, please email us to reserve a spot at the gallery (seating is limited, masks are required). The talk will also be streamed live. Click here to register for online viewing.

A photographed headshot of a white woman smiling at the camera. She has curly blonde hair, bright pink lipstick, black and white patterned glasses, and wears a navy blouse with small white polka dots.

Lisa Birke is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is a result of the collision of video, performance art, and installation. Situating in the “in-betweens”, she is interested in the stories that we re-cite and how these reflect our conception of the world and the tragi-comic perception of ourselves. Filmed unaccompanied in the Canadian landscape, absurd yet insightful performative acts become entangled in complex single and multi-channel videos and installations that trouble viewer expectations in the mixing of referents from art history, popular culture, and the everyday. Recently, Birke has been exploring immersive multi-media approaches, special effects, and 360 video. BIO

Lisa Birke has had solo and group exhibitions across Canada and her award-winning video art has been screened at film festivals and galleries internationally, including Time is Love (Scotland), Vancouver International Film Festival, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener & Area, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Athens International Film + Video Festival (USA), New Media Fest (Germany), Slamdance Film Festival (USA), Florida Film Festival (USA), along with many others. The 360-degree video, The Land of Milk and Honey, was recently included in the contemporary art biennial at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon Canada. Birke is Assistant Professor of Digital and Extended Media at the University of Saskatchewan.


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