Amanda Dawn Christie

 
Artist talk
July 18, 2018 at 7pm
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Wednesday, July 18 at 7pm, DAÏMÔN  is pleased to invite you to share a drink and to meet our artist in residence,  Amanda Dawn Christie.
 
At the end of her residency, Amanda will present the results of her research and will tell us more about her past and future projects. This event will be an opportunity for the artist, to present a new version of her performance called Pulse Decay.

Requiem for Radio: Pulse Decay is a conceptual music project in which a theremin is used to trigger contact microphone recordings and images of Radio Canada International’s shortwave radio towers that were demolished in 2014. It is a performance for conjuring the ghosts of radio antennas with theremin antennas.

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Amanda Dawn Christie is an interdisciplinary artist working in film, video, performance, photography, audio, transmission art, and electronics.  Hailing originally from New Brunswick, she has lived and worked in Halifax, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Sackville, Moncton, and now Montréal.  

Since 1997, she has been actively involved with artist run centres, in both volunteer and staff positions: serving on various boards, working as both a technician and later as a director, teaching workshops, publishing articles, and serving on juries across Canada. She has exhibited and performed in art galleries across Canada, and her films have screened internationally from Cannes to Korea to San Fransisco and beyond. Concepts and themes explored in her work focus primarily on the relationship between the human body and analogue technology in a digital age. 

Her most recently completed works include an experimental landscape film about shortwave radio towers, called Spectres of Shortwave / Ombres des ondes courtes, (which is accompanied by various radio simulcasts, photo series, and sculptural installations), as well as a large scale performance called Requiem for Radio: Full Quiet Flutter (which involves an interactive scale model of the RCI site played by 3 musicians, a 5 channel international shortwave simulcast, and constructed instrument interfaces played in 13 movements).   

She recently moved to Montréal where she now continues her art practice while working as an assistant professor of Intermedia (Video, performance, and electronics) in the department of studio arts at Concordia University.