Using video and photography, my work draws from personal experience to explore questions of identity, memory, trauma, family, and motherhood. My current research focuses on experimenting with the rich fragments of images, sounds, or memories that have emerged in therapy, automatic writing and dreams.
Born in Mexico, Karina Garcia Casanova is a filmmaker and photographer based in Montreal. After studies in Philosophy and Literature at McGill university, she directed several short films and in 2014 completed her first feature length documentary, Juanicas, an intimate meditation on mental illness and rootlessness. Her work has been shown at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Medellin Museum of Contemporary Art, Edinburgh Film Festival, Guadalajara Film Festival, Havana Film Festival, RIDM, etc. Her recent photo series, Under the High Chair, was recently featured on CBC Arts and in the Time Out publication of the UTM Greenwood Gallery.
Image: A Heavy Stone has Fallen from my Heart. 2020. Digital photography