TAIS 2022-23 MicroResidency Artist

We are excited to announce the selected artist for the 2022-23 TAIS MicroResidency is Lukas Conway!!

Selected artists are given a choice between 3 weeks at TAIS studios with equipment support, valued at $1500.00 and are paid $1000.00 to create a new short animated work, and conduct an artist talk discussing their project and processes.










Bio: Lukas Conway is an animator currently living and working in Tiohtià:ke / Montreal, QC. Situated between experimental and narrative film, Lukas’ work emphasizes stripped down narratives that allow the audience to fill the space between frames with their own personal experience.  Lukas is interested in animation as an experimental form with an accent on accessibility, tactile materiality and gestural manipulations.






Image: Lukas Conway 2019 film Post

Synopsis: “With this proposal I seek to create a 1 minute short film that gives the viewer a joyous sense of liberation while maintaining the tension of a constructed freedom through the flattened materiality of cut-out printed illustrations. ‘L’oiseau sur la branche’ follows a mutable, shape-changing bird as it wanders in search of the connections and landscapes our minds so desperately desire during lockdown. The form of the bird will communicate the tension of desiring connection and liberation with the weariness of one who has not ventured far from the nest for far too long. The bird aimlessly flits and flutters in pursuit of kinship and freshness in a landscape of unfamiliar potential.”