Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) presents:
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts is proud to partner with the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society to present a selection of short films, animation and video created by Xstine Cook, Jesse Gouchey, Dan Hudson and Stefanie Wong.
Cree artist Gouchey and filmmaker Cook present “Spirit of the Bluebird”, an interpretation of beauty and freedom as a way to express the remembrance of an Aboriginal woman, Gloria Black Plume who was brutally murdered in 1999. Hudson displays how time is simultaneously stretched and compressed and how humans become time traveller voyeurs, watching time drift by.
Utilizing stop motion puppet animation, Wong demonstrates how our experiences and interactions with one another are mediated through the body. “The body repeatedly serves as inspiration for my creative work, to translate these lived experiences, memories and perceptions into narratives,” says Wong.
Whether you are a passerby catching an unintended glance or a keen observer stopping to ponder the distinct visions of these individual artists, GAMA is sure to bring eye‐opening visions to the screens during the months of May, June and July. The Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) is an initiative to provide support and ongoing prominent screening space for Alberta media artists and curators.
A special thank you to the following organizations for their support: Calgary Animated Objects Society, EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society, Canada Council for the Arts, and Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA).