I was just accepted as the Local Artist In Residence at the Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT) here in Halifax! I’ll be keeping a blog page, tracking her progress here… Until I get started, check out the PR below:
2012 Local Artist in Residence
Thursday, March 08, 2012 9:00 AM – Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5:00 PM
1657 Barrington St. suite 220, Halifax NS
The Centre for Art Tapes is pleased to announce Melanie Colosimoas 2012 Local Artist in Residence. The Local Artist in Residence Program provides an opportunity to a local media artist for the development and experimentation of new works involving audio, video or new media. The residency takes place at the Centre for Art Tapes for a period of 7 months during which the artist will be available to meet with the public upon appointment. Former Local Artists in Residence at CFAT include: Eryn Foster, Sym Corrigan, Léola Leblanc, Sebastian Harder and Roberto Santaguida.
During her time as resident, Melanie will be creating two short films that will explore themes of reflective nostalgia and displacement through stop motion animation. Using miniatures and paper cutouts, the first animation will address the changing nature of public spaces and how it is reflected by society’s anxieties. For her second work, she will be investigating the properties of using mobile technology (iPads/iPhones) to create a stop motion animation about the impossible journey to one’s idea of a nostalgic utopia.
Melanie Colosimo is an interdisciplinary artist, originally from Southeast New Brunswick, but has lived the last several years between Halifax, Nova Scotia and Windsor, Ontario. Her work employs drawings, miniatures and stop-motion video to negotiate the space around construction/ creation and themes of nostalgia and dislocation. She received a BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB and an MFA from the University of Windsor, in Windsor, ON. Her work has been exhibited and screened in galleries and festivals across Canada such as the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Atlantic Film Festival and most recently Eastern Edge Gallery. Currently she is the Exhibitions Coordinator at the Anna Leonowens Gallery.
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