FLOWER POWER – part one

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on 3 films for 3 different studio classes, for one of them I’ve been filming myself getting ready, from fresh outa the shower to made up in full makeup. My intention for the project (after I’ve edited it all together) is to install it to look like a bathroom mirror itself in the gallery, as a commentary on beauty conventions, makeup rituals and the ways in which women inhabit this way of being.

To work on these projects I’ve been borrowing a Cannon (+ tripod & fancy time lapse programs) from school, and ooohhhhmygod it’s so much fun! I’d set up a floral theme for the ‘mirror’ video to farther emphasize the feminine quality of the project, and it ended up being a super cool effect in so many other ways too. Here are some of photos I’ve taken in between filming, while just playing around. (most are long exposures, fancy!)

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Favorite thing about Montreal: Creative Collaborations!

So, okay this might be really obvious but, MTL is filled with incredibly talented people.

It’s kind of intimidating for a minute because everyone is an artist, a musician, a performer… but then it’s like woah omg! this is so amazing, fun, encouraging and inspiring to be surrounded by these people who sleep, breath, eat, drink and bath in art, and making art, and loving art and making art as a community practice possible, just like me!

So! collaborations are everywhere! and they’re fantastic!
So! I was recently a part of two music videos for some of these super talented friends,

The first is for a song called ‘NinnyHammer’ by Holobody, (I’ve mentioned this before and posted a link to the trailer) which you can watch/listen to here. Also, pretty screen caps:

our video mascot the ‘horse face’ is getting some lovin.

(filmed over the course of one very spectacular evening with spectacular people)

The second is for a song called ‘Think About a Love’ by Kieran Blake. Listen/watch it here. Also check out this screen cap of my face + two other girls layered over top of each other:

Pretty cool right! If you haven’t listened to the songs yet, do it! & check out their websites!