IMG_1001Lindsay McIntyre is a Canadian film artist of Inuk/settler Scottish descent working primarily with analog film. Her process-based works circles themes of portraiture, place, form and personal histories with strong links to Canada’s North. She has created 30 short films and does film projection performance. Working primarily with 16mm film and experimental, handmade and documentary techniques, she also makes her own 16mm film hand-coated with silver gelatine emulsion. Interested simultaneously in the apparatus of cinema, portraiture, representation and personal histories, she bridges gaps in collective experience and remains dedicated to integrating theory and practice, form and content. Current research involves the autoethnographical exploration of intergenerational trauma and the grandmother effect as a biological survival mechanism, as well as a SSHRC funded research and creation project linking land use, art practices, cultural knowledge and resource extraction in the circumpolar north. She holds an MFA in Film Production from Concordia in Montreal and a BFA with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She was a member of The Double Negative Collective and the recipient of the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Excellence in Media Arts for 2013 and the Hnatyshyn REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award. Her award-winning work has been shown at venues worldwide including Ann Arbor, Anthology Film Archives, Mono No Aware, Rotterdam, l’Alternativa, WNDX, Edinburgh International, imagineNATIVE, Images and Festival du Nouveau Cinéma and can be found in several permanent collections. She taught at the University of Alberta before transplanting to unceded Coast Salish territory to teach Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.

 

 

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