THE FRAME IS THE KEYFRAME by Clint Enns
This essay was commissioned of media artist and theorist Clint Enns to accompany TAIS animation installation initiative entitled The Frame is the Keyframe: Frame Anomalies. With seven new experimental and installative works exploring frame anomalies as a new frontier within animated art making, the exhibition featured Canadian artists Becka Barker, Leslie Bell, Marten Berkman, Philippe Blanchard, Stephen Broomer, Sabrina Ratté, and Nicolas Sassoon, curated by Madi Piller. The exhibition was presented by TAIS from November 10 – December 16, 2016. See more info about the event HERE.
FISH ARMS & FLYING SQUIRRELS: THE FILMS OF MIKE MARYNIUK by Clint Enns
This essay was especially commissioned of media artist and theorist Clint Enns to accompany our retrospective of Winnipeg filmmaker Mike Maryniuk’s films on Saturday February 28, 2015. See more info about the event HERE.
RESONANCE AND INTENSITY: RE-PRESENTING OP ART by Corinna Ghaznavi
This essay was commissioned as part of our OP ART RE-IMAGED: IMAGINABLE SPACES project, which invited artists Rebecca Baird, Sherri Hay, Simone Jones, Sarah Kernohan, Christy Langer and Jenn E Norton to create new work exploring the illusion of motion beyond the two-dimensional plane of the gallery space using the sequential, illusory movement of animation and the three dimensional illusion of stereoscopy to create imagined spaces that change over time [This exhibit was accompanied by a perfect-bound booklet that is available to future exhibitors upon request].
HELLO AMIGA, GOODBYE AND THEN HELLO AGAIN by Andrew James Patterson
This essay was written to coincide with the HELLO AMIGA Project, a special commission project we mounted in partnership with Trinity Square Video in November 2012, featuring new work by Amy Lockhart, Mark Pellegrino, Barry Doupe, Daniel Barrow, Alex McLeod and Lorna Mills created on the AMIGA computer. See more info about the project and its continuing exhibition HERE.
ELEVEN ANIMATING, ELEVEN PAINTING by Chris Gehman
This essay was commissioned to accompany TAIS’ Eleven in Motion animation project inspired by the art of the Painters Eleven, which premiered in 2009 in conjunction with Cinematheque Ontario and Christopher Cutts Gallery, and then toured extensively throughout Canada and beyond. For the project’s full listing of films and participating animators, see our commissioning projects page HERE.