Current Residents

Matthew Rankin (March 17 - April 12, 2015)

Dawson City International Short Film Festival Artist in Residence


Matthew Rankin studied Québec history at McGill University and at Université Laval before returning into the artistic underclass of his native Winnipeg to become a maker of art films. Working in photochemical hybrids of documentary, experimental drama and animated abstraction, Matthew's films have been the object of both international acclaim and outraged corporate attack. A three-time alumnus of the Sundance Film Festival, Matthew was a 2013 artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and is the winner of the 2014 National Media Arts Prize. Matthew works in English, French and, increasingly, Esperanto.


Kyle Whitehead (March 10 - April 12, 2015)

Dawson City International Short Film Festival Artist in Residence


Kyle Whitehead is an artist and filmmaker working primarily with small-format cinema, experimental sound and electronics. He prefers a careful and considered approach to image making; which should not be confused with best practices, as his work is more about embracing the potential of an indeterminate process. What he wants is the definitive by chance - leveraging trailing-edge technologies often with unusual or startling effect. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at film festivals and visual arts venues with recent presentations at M:ST 6 (Calgary, AB), Smiths Row Gallery (Bury St. Edmunds, UK), Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton, NB), Eastern Edge (St. Johns, NL), Latitude 53 (Edmonton, AB), Antimatter (Victoria, BC), The 8 Fest (Toronto, ON) and Paved Arts (Saskatoon, SK). Kyle received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design and currently resides in Calgary where he spends most of his time in the dark.

While in residence, Kyle will be continuing his work on an in-progress series of films, inviting local artists and filmmakers to collaborate with him on the project. Initiated during a recent open studio residency at Struts Gallery/Faucet Media Arts Centre in the spring of 2014, Interstices is an ongoing series of collaborative, in-camera, double-exposure Super 8 films, with the potential to continue indefinitely. The concept of the project is simple, Kyle makes the first exposure on 50' cartridges of Super 8 film and then the film is reloaded into a re-usable Super 8 film cassettes and subsequently re-exposed by his collaborators with no prior knowledge of the content of the first exposure. The resulting vignettes, or image-sentences, are aleatoric and non-linear amalgamations of two discrete perspectives. 

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