Frances Adair McKenzie

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Frances is the mentor for you, if you are interested in: visual arts, animation, video work, technological concepts of materiality, staging and form.

Frances Adair Mckenzie is a visual artist and animator based in Tiohtià:ke or so-called Montréal. Her work negotiates formal and speculative investigations into technological concepts of materiality, staging and form. Always in deference to process as the hands-on manipulation of real material and objects, most often through sculpture, installation and the interfaces of digital technology. Her practice and filmic vocabulary are grounded in how media and virtual realms influence our experience of self, corporeality and the natural world. Through experimental processes the work pays tribute to the urgency of poetic narratives through durational patterns of magical production and historical desire. 

Frances' video work has been exhibited at various international festivals and venues, most notably at the Somerset House London, UK and The MAXXI museum in Rome, IT and MUTEK ES. Frances has exhibited at the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, Parisian Laundry, Centre Clark, Oboro and the Satosphere of the (SAT) in Montreal. Two of her animations and a stereoscopic stop-motion virtual reality piece have been supported by the National Film Board of Canada. She is currently an artist in residency at the Darling Foundry for the 2019-2023 session.

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This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund.


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