Photos 1, 2 & 6 Jon Vincent/VANDOCUMENT, 3, 4, 5 courtesy of artist.
LCD screen, peephole, SD video
Clairière presents a dark fable set in the woods at night. Blending footage of Lighthouse Park and automatiste stop motion animation, this pastiche solicits and confronts a token gaze in the horror genre and (a certain) modern art installation.
“Peephole” is a video sculpture exploring ideas around gaze and voyeurism. Using an automatist method, the animation was produced without scripts and explores chasms between the uncanny and wonderment, and their relationship to affect in the viewing of the moving-image.
Curator/consigliare: Amy Fung
Annie Briard challenges visual perception and its ideologies through moving image focused work. Briard has exhibited in solo and group shows across Canada and internationally. In 2012, she was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and was selected by the Centre International d’Art Contemporain to represent Canada at WEYA in England. The following year, she presented solo exhibitions at Back Gallery Project, Black & Yellow and VIVO in Vancouver, as well as Centre 3 in Hamilton. In 2014, Joyce Yahouda Gallery presented “Sight Shifting”, its second solo exhibition of her work. Briard also produces as part of the collaborative Lucida Lab. Her work is represented in Montreal by Joyce Yahouda Gallery. Annie Briard is also an educator and the Director of CARFAC BC, serving on boards for Art Contraste in Montreal/Shanghai, and Vancouver’s Access Gallery. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MAA from Emily Carr University (2013)