Daniel Barrow – Artist Talk

TAIS artist in residence Daniel Barrow will conclude his 2018 residency with a presentation of his most recent live animations, alongside a retrospective of his past performances and videos. Daniel uses obsolete technologies to present pictorial narratives by merging the methods and cultural histories of cinema, comics, animation, and magic lantern shows.

He is best known for creating and adapting comic book narratives to “manual” forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors.

This presentation work, co-presented with Vtape, expands upon Daniel’s dualistic, universal themes: good vs. evil, shame vs. pride, experience vs. innocence, and awareness of the present moment vs. an increasingly dark, and rapidly advancing future.


FREE ENTRY (Seating Capacity limited to 60, first come first served) 4th floor, The Commons

Montreal-based artist Daniel Barrow works in video, film, print-making and drawing, but is best known for his use of antiquated technologies, his “registered projection” installations, and his narrative overhead projection performances. Barrow describes his performance method as a process of, “creating and adapting comic narratives to manual forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors”. Barrow has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA festival, and the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival. Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award as well as the recipient of the 2013 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize.