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18th Biennale of Sydney

Contributing filmmaker Renaud Lessard interviewed the Canadian artists in the Sydney Biennale.

Click the individual links to view the videos or watch the series back to back.

Ed Pien: Source

Mr. Ed Pien worked with Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq to create sound elements for his work, improvising the sounds of Australian deep sea creatures.

Nadia Myre: The Scar Project

Montreal-based Myre invited visitors to sew a scar on canvas and write a story about it, with contributions accumulating from visitors hailing from Africa, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan.

Khadija Baker: The Coffin Nest

Khadija Baker’s work is a journey of resilience.

Cal Lane: Domesticated Turf

Cal Lane of Victoria, British Columbia, created a lace pattern from a steel shipping container, highlighting the masculine/feminine, harsh/gentle dynamic.

Iris Häussler: He Dreamed Overtime

German-Canadian Toronto based artists Iris Häussler uses her artworks and the exhibition space to create a fictional narrative that is constantly changing.

The 18th Biennale was co-curated by Gerald McMaster, who is a Plains Cree and Blackfoot curator, artist, and author who works and lives in Toronto.


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