CARTE BLANCHE DU CANADA

Cinema Project Presents:
CARTE BLANCHE du CANADA: BRETT KASHMERE in Person

April 24th 2007 | 7:30 PM
New American Art Union [922 S.E..Ankeny]
info@cinemaproject.org

“Individual perceptions of memory are foregrounded in distance is relative by Amber Goodwyn, a silent travelogue built around the romantic conceit of a missing lover.”

Having just returned from the Images Festival in Toronto last week, were we spent a lot of time watching tons of Canadian work, we can assuredly say you are all for a treat at this one-night only screening! Cinema Project rolls out the red carpet to welcome guest curator and filmmaker Brett Kashmere to present this special program. Carte Blanche du Canada magnifies cracks in the friendly Northern façade: Isolation, loneliness, melancholia, the dissipation of rural life, the fall of civilization and the end of civilized play are displayed in this program of Canadian film et video. Brett will also be screening his newest video essay, Valery’s Ankle, at the PDX Fest this Sunday.

When Canadians Attack by Brett Kashmere [2004, video, color, sound, 4 min.]
Very Nice, Very Nice by Arthur Lipsett [1961, 16mm, b&w, sound, 7 min]
Distance is Relative by Amber Goodwyn [2004, 16mm, b&w, silent, 5 min]
still | move by Michael Rollo [2003, video, color/b&w, silent, 11 min]
unfinished passages by Brett Kashmere [2005, video, b&w, sound 17 min]
buffalo lifts by Christina Battle [ 2004, 16mm, color, silent, 3 min]
Colonel Canuck by Jake Kennedy [2003, video, color, sound, 3 min]
Last Days of Contrition by Richard Kerr [1988, 16mm, b&w, sound, 35 min]

Montreal Film Groups collaborate on mutlimedia event!

Check out my video Lyric for Our Home Song (video sketch) at this gathering of film groups show:

The basics:
L’excentrik
Saturday, May 26th, 2007
3pm-3am
film screening 9-10pm
tickets $12
art vernisage.fashion show.appetizers.film screening.live bands.DJ+VJ

The film groups involved are:
pony.tv = www.myspace.com/ponytv
MUFF = www.montrealundergroundfilmfestival.com
Super Reel Dames = www.myspace.com/reeldames
McGill Film Collective (website under development)
Video Party = www.videoparty.info

My Own Private Atlantis

My Own Private Atlantis 61″ x 33″. (Assorted found fabric, canvas, acrylic paint, thread)

For Threads art show, Galerie Espace, Montreal, January 2007.



Mapping a Place from Memory
+ My Own Private Atlantis:

Tell Me A Story

Tell Me A Story (Found braille paper, acrylic paint, coloured push pins)

For Threads art show, Galerie Espace, Montreal, January 2007.

Mom 1 + Mom 2

For Threads art show, Galerie Espace, Montreal, January 2007.

Mom 1 (Recycled fabric and fur, found shell, thread, wood)

Mom 2 (Recycled fabric and fur, found leaves, thread, wood)

Mom 1 + Mom 2:

Mapping a Place from Memory

Mapping a Place from Memory (Patterned found fabric, vellum, pen & pencil, acrylic, nails)

For Threads art show, Galerie Espace, Montreal, January 2007.

Mapping a Place from Memory + My Own Private Atlantis:

THREADS Art Show: About

Work By Anita Schoepp and Amber Goodwyn
January 31st to February 5th 2007
At Galerie Espac
e

Threads is a showing of new multimedia work by Amber Goodwyn and Anita Schoepp, two friends, co-workers and collaborators. Concerned with the excavation of buried parts of the individual’s identity, both artists pose searching questions and offer playful ruminations with their art practices. These two artists’ work overlaps in an exploration of portraiture and storytelling investigating identity. Anita’s work examines many people and Amber’s explores the one. In so doing, their work is linked together by difference, including the fact that Anita’s video installation is innately extroverted, due to the nature of performance, while Amber’s work is introspective.

It Started with a Simple Question is an immersive video installation by Anita Schoepp wherein twenty-one different people performed their answer to the question ‘how would you personify your sexuality?’ The installation serves to examine how we approach sexuality, whether we use to seek out sex or if it has a broader emotive influence on how we interact with ourselves, others and shared spaces.

The catalyst for Amber Goodwyn’s work is her family photographs which dictate her art practice as one of reflection upon interior life, personal mythology and self-fictionalization. Focusing on her mother Phyllis, Amber has created a series of mixed-media portraits and landscapes that reinterpret her memory of growing up in the Bahamas.

Artist Statement for Amber Goodwyn:

The catalyst for Amber Goodwyn’s work is her family photographs which dictate her art practice as one of reflection upon interior life, personal mythology and self-fictionalization. Focusing on her mother Phyllis, Amber has created a series of mixed-media portraits and landscapes that reinterpret her memory of growing up in the Bahamas.

The work included in this show is an elaboration upon themes presented in Amber’s short film Paper Nautilus (2005) and excerpts from her Video Diaries (2004-2005). These two works can be viewed on the TV in the gallery window.

Amber is also interested in storytelling, secrets and imaginings, especially as they relate to her own family and persona. The main subject of these works is her mother, Phyllis, who Amber finds indefinable due to the many fascinating aspects of this woman’s life, whose stories are not Amber’s to tell.