Knot Project Space is thrilled to announce that Lee Jones, Livia Daza-Paris, Taylor Boileau Davidson & Matthieu Hallé will join us this summer during our Expanded Practice Residency Program!
For the past few years filmmaker Matthieu Hallé has been making luminous sculptures out of 16mm film stripes that also function as practical lamps. They are made from an accumulation of old film stock and footage that he could no longer use for photography or projection. Throughout his residency, Hallé will explore the spatial materiality of these luminous sculptures by working with light, shadow and subtle movement.
Matthieu Hallé is a moving image artist based in Ottawa, Canada. His work explores the intersection of performance, cinema, improvisation, and the materiality of film. This includes a large body of short film and video work, as well as the creation of different ‘visual instruments’ for live performance in collaboration with other artists and musicians. His works have been presented at Particle + Wave Media Arts Festival (Calgary), the8fest (Toronto), The Mobile Museum of Art (Alabama), and many underground and unconventional spaces. He was an artist in residence at LIFT and PIX Film (Toronto), and has received commissions from the Windows Collective and DARC (formerly SAW Video).
He is also a co-founder of the Lightproof Film Collective, an artist film collective dedicated to the creation and presentation of celluloid film in Ottawa. Currently, he is studying Communication and Media Studies and Film Studies at Carleton University.
Throughout her residency, Taylor Boileau Davidson will be exploring personal and cultural narratives through sound, installation and projection. This research extends from her sculptural practice, which negotiates the container of domesticity as a breeding ground for a multitude of complicated experiences.
Taylor Boileau Davidson is an emerging feminist artist based in Ottawa. Her work explores the boundaries between intersectional advocacy, cultural stories, and domestic spaces. This multidisciplinary work examines the impact of religiosity, western culture, and patriarchy on embodiment and the spaces we inhabit. Taylor studied visual arts at the University of Ottawa and the Panthéon Sorbonne, FR. She was awarded the Youth in Culture grant from the City of Ottawa in 2019 and 2020, and has participated in projects with Toronto’s STEPS Public Art, Ottawa’s Young Arts Leaders Collective and Arts Network Ottawa. Her work has been published online with Junction North Gallery, Enriched Bread Artists, Riza Press, The Fulcrum, and the Ottawa Citizen.
Throughout her residency, Livia Daza-Paris will be will be exploring notions of kinship between the nonhuman and human in relation to a history of struggle and resistance within a Latin American context of state violence. She will be working with notions of time alterity, geographical translocation and assemblies of human – nonhuman solidarity through photographic, videographic & performative actions.
Livia Daza-Paris, is a Venezuelan-Canadian transdisciplinary artist working with performance, video, participatory art, text and documentary evidence. She uses attunement processes and decolonizing methodologies to suggest poetic testimonies within her art-led research about nonofficial history of Cold War-era Venezuela. From studies with Joan Skinner, Daza-Paris became a certified teacher in the Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT). In her art-led research, ‘attunement as method’ is informed by SRTs dance immersed in poetic imagery and principles of interconnectedness.
Daza-Paris is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Plymouth, UK. She has degrees from Concordia University, Canada, in Community Economic Development, and in Digital Technologies in Design Arts, and an MFA from Transart Institute Her works and writings are presented and published (selected) in Performance Research Journal, VIS NORDIC Journal, THEOREM Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK; Project Anywhere with Parsons Institute, NYC; Alchemy Film & Arts Festival, Scotland; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas; and Optica Gallery, Montreal.
Visible mending is an additive approach to textile repair that transforms the textile with visible stitching patterns. These visible patterns improve the item and also highlight how we are taking care of the textiles in our life instead of contributing to the vast amounts of textile waste discarded each year.
In her current research Lee Jones is using electronic textiles (e-textiles), which are textiles that can, for example, sense touch, change colour, and change shape, to imbue discarded clothes with new whimsical abilities. Throughout her research, Lee has been developing different visible mending patterns that can sense touch, stretch, movement and can emit sound.
Lee Jones is a PhD student at the Creative Interactions Lab at Carleton University. She has a participatory art practice where she creates easy-to-use toolkits so that individuals can have a say in the direction of their own technologies. In her current research, she is developing toolkits for crafting e-textiles that are informed through interviews with craft practitioners. She’s currently teaching Prototyping Soft Interfaces at Carleton University, and loves running e-textile workshops in makerspaces, art galleries and community organizations under the name Electro-Stitches. To find out more about her research visit LeeJones.ca
Expanded Practice is Knot Project Space’s three-week intensive artist residency offered to local artists who are producing members of the Digital Arts Resource Centre. From May to August, resident artists will be provided with access to the project space and an array of audio-visual equipment for the duration of their residency, during which they are invited to experiment with the spatial orientation of the moving image, the distribution of sound and other tactics for presentation and audience engagement. Through an emphasis on open, hands-on technological play and frequent discussions with Knot Project Space’s curatorial staff, the Expanded Practice residency seeks to create a collaborative environment in which both the artist and the art-space can mutually strategize around the materiality of mediation.
In order to sustain an open, tangential structure for artistic experimentation, there is no final public exhibition attached to the artist’s participation in the Expanded Practice residency. Instead, the public is invited to a studio visit over zoom to view the work in an in-progress and modular state. The artist will be present during this session to contextualise the work for the visitor and frame the trajectory of their explorations.