Open Studio with Lindsay McIntyre

Saturday, August 29th, 1 PM

Lindsay McIntyre
Room 11a, Ortona Armoury, 2016
16mm, 1 min

Lindsay McIntyre will be presenting a live artist talk online, over Zoom. To register, please visit,

Lindsay McIntyre is a film artist with an MFA in Film Production from Concordia and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Alberta. She applies her interest in analogue technologies, film chemistry and structure to make award-winning short 16mm films and expanded cinema performances. Her works are often process-based and involve documentary and experimental techniques. 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. Her current research involves the autoethnographical exploration of intergenerational trauma and the grandmother effect as a biological survival mechanism and also the ways and means of Indigenizing institutions. Internationally, she has contributed a body of knowledge to the practice of silver gelatin emulsion making and coating for motion picture film and teaches this and other celluloid-based practices wherever anyone will listen, aiming to make analogue filmmaking accessible. She was honoured with the REVEAL Indigenous Art Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation (2017) and was awarded the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Excellence in Media Arts by the Canada Council (2013). She is Assistant Professor of Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design on unceded Coast Salish territories and is of Inuit and settler Scottish descent.

“I will be working on three related film projects during the residency. The first film is a portrait in the form of an animated short film about my late uncle Kiviaq. A Life in Pins and Buttons (working title) will be created with a series of in-camera sequences and macro stop motion animation. Using Kiviaq’s vast personal collection, which also includes film and audio recordings, I will construct a record, a document, an archive of his storied life, both the dominant narratives and the erased histories. Although many of my film works are actually portraits, the second film is something I’ve been avoiding for a long time. A portrait of my past self. Like A Life in Pins and Buttons, I will be digging through endless documentation, re-documenting, re-organizing and re-animating the detritus of a life. How do I treat and understand the archive differently, when it is Kiviaq’s versus mine? The third film is the continuation of the production on an experimental animated short film for the opening of INUA, the inaugural exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre in November. The piece’s themes center around exclusionary practices and how we welcome outsiders into our community as well as the spirit of the land and our connection to it. It’s layered animation that transcends analogue and digital boundaries several times.” - Lindsay McIntyre

Lindsay is Griffin Art Projects’ second annual North Shore Studio Art Residency Award recipient, selected from an open call that invites applications from artists living in the Districts of North and West Vancouver, and the City of North Vancouver.