Owens Video Club is a weekly, online video club dedicated to sharing short videos made by artists with connections to Sackville, New Brunswick, and Atlantic Canada. From June to July, new videos examining our fragile co-existence with the natural world will be streamed every Thursday and available online for one week.
Sackville-based knitter and filmmaker, Todd Fraser, has curated the inaugural program—Blue Flowers—which explores analogue film’s “shared authorship with the environment” and features the work of Dawn George, Louise Bourque, Rena Thomas, and Amanda Dawn Christie.
This program will be followed in July by a special screening of D’Arcy Wilson’s video #1 Fan (Long Run) (2019), curated by Owens Art Gallery Director/Curator, Emily Falvey. This work employs neo-sincerity and an ethics of care to unsettle human-centred identity politics. Wilson is a graduate of Mount Allison University’s Fine Arts Department and a recent winner of the Sobey Art Award.
Owens Video Club finishes with a selection of videos exploring communication with nature curated by Rachel Thornton, Curator of Digital Engagement at the Owens Art Gallery.
Image: D’Arcy Wilson, #1 Fan (Long Run), 2019, video still, musical Score by Russell Louder, drone Footage by Tom Cochrane, created with the generous support of ArtsNL, courtesy of the Artist