Crossing the pond (artist emergings, there and here) is an artist-initiated international screening series featuring video works by emerging artists from Canada, England and Belgium. Organized by Canadian artist, Troy Gronsdahl and his English co-conspirator, Matt Giraudeau, Crossing the pond is a collection of six short videos presented in the spirit of curiosity and collaboration.
Crossing the Pond
April 24, 2009
PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, CANADA
MATT GIRAUDEAU, England
Two Friends, 1m45s, 2008
Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau studied Fine art at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK and currently resides in London. His artwork tends to focus on language and narrative, and the breakdown of these within artistic communication. He also writes poetry, criticism, and music. [http://dekersaint.co.uk]
BEN JEANS HOUGHTON, England
1106, 5m21s, 2007
Ben Jeans Houghton is a UK-based artist working in a variety of media. He strives to create within self imposed structures, exploring everyday minutiae, making the familiar, strange. [http://benjeanshoughton.co.uk]
RUBEN KINDERMANS, Belgium
Bale, 5m08s, 2007
Ruben Kinderman is an artist living and working in Kortrijk, Belgium. His practice encompasses music, performance and video. In his tragicomic videos, Kindermans adopts the persona of a bored antihero busying himself with absurd games. Kindermans is represented by the Annie Gentils Gallery in Antwerp.
TROY GRONSDAHL, Canada
the generosity of mechanics (is not well documented), 1m00s, 2008
Troy Gronsdahl is an artist, freelance designer and cultural worker based in Saskatoon, Canada. He maintains an interdisciplinary art practice, producing music for national and international release and exhibiting visual art at the national level.
CORINNE MYNATT, England
100 Yards, dual-channel video, 1m33s, 2007
Corinne Mynatt studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, London. Working in sculpture, print, performance and video, Mynatt explores issues of gender, sexuality and culture. Mynatt lives and works in Newcastle.
AMALIE ATKINS, Canada
Three Minute Miracle, 12m00s, 2008
Amalie Atkins is a Canadian filmmaker and artist living in Saskatoon, Canada. Her work hop-scotches between materials and mediums: craft-based sculptures turn into props, drawings become films, and the occasional bike ride ends up a performance. She has completed nine short films, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.