The fine people at NOW! Journal have a new series of GIFs made in radical response to this weekend's acts of terrorism in Charlottesville! I've contributed a new gif. Submit your own: email@example.com
I've been working on developing a workshop/event with Kelly Jazvac: "At the start of every disaster movie there’s a scientist being ignored” to coincide with her Proof of Performances exhibition at Gallery TPW in Toronto. Saturday, July 29, 5:00–8:00 pm. More on the event here. Facebook page.
Selections from the Notes to Self series screen as a part of a program curated by Trinity Square Video as part of the BIG on Bloor Festival. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at sunset [8.30pm-10.30pm] in Toronto
re:assemblage collective presents JOURNEY'S THROUGH – a screening of short videos at YYZ Artists' Outlet in Toronto – Wednesday June 21, 2017. With works by Pham Ngoc Lan [Vietnam], David Darmadi [Indonesia] and Francois Knoetze [South Africa].
re:assemblage collective presents JOURNEY'S THROUGH – a screening of short videos at Good Sport in London, Ontario – Thursday, May 25, 2017. With works by Pham Ngoc Lan [Vietnam], David Darmadi [Indonesia] and Francois Knoetze [South Africa].
check out MICE Magazine's Call for Proposals – ISSUE 3 is GHOST INTIMACIES. Guest edited by Sophie Le-Phat Ho & Ronald Rose-Antoinette. Deadline for all submissions (writing, moving images & more) is May 10 2017.
re:assemblage presents AUDIENCE EMANCIPATED: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE EMEK MOVIE THEATER by the Emek Bizim İstanbul Bizim Initiative at a Social Emergency Response Center at the Bookcase Micromuseum & Library in London, ON, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
re:assemblage presents AUDIENCE EMANCIPATED: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE EMEK MOVIE THEATER by the Emek Bizim İstanbul Bizim Initiative with THE HARRIS PROJECT by Marcos Arriaga & Jeff Sterne at Trinity Square Video - Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7pm – facebook event page.
I was invited to submit a program of online works for Echo Park Film Center's MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS – their weekly online-only screening series where a different artist takes the helm each month to spin flicks on the EPFC Facebook page each Monday. My program -VISIONS OF A POTENTIAL FUTURE- begins Monday, February 6th!
I'm Really a Witch.* – a program I curated for LOMAA screens October 22nd at Satellite Project Space. With works by: Christina Battle, Laura Conway, FASTWURMS, Rachel McRae, Nicole Rayburn, Leslie Supnet, and Gwen Trutnau. Preceded by an episode from the web series Bwitches (Johanna Middleton & Martine Moore).
Notes to Self, Games to Help You Get Ready To Live in the Police State, and every time i are part of an exhibition at Studio XX in Montreal – Occupation(s) – opens Friday, September 30, 2016
I just started a Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture at Western University!
I was invited to place exhibition publications, writings and ephemera into the Artexte archive in Montréal. Artexte is an archive covering the visual arts from 1965 to the present, with emphasis on the art of Québec and Canada. A great resource for research in person or online via their e-artexte catalogue.
I live in London, Ontario now! grateful to be back in Canada.
still happening! Nothing To See Here Fundraising Campaign - August 22 – October 3, 2015 – We’re looking for a permanent home that will allow for monthly screenings, exhibitions, music performances, and events, creating a converging point for our local arts community. Our goal is to raise $20,000 from this campaign that will help secure a space, contribute to screening costs, promotion, the publication of program notes, and allow for the incorporation of live performances.
The people in this picture are standing on all that remained of a handsome residence opens at Le Centre des arts actuels Skol in Montréal as part of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal's 14th biennial of the contemporary image – The Post-Photographic Condition – curated by Joan Fontcuberta – September 10, 2015 through October 10, 2015.
i've contributed to Deluge Contemporary Art + Antimatter [Media Art]'s 25th anniversary exhibition + fundraiser "25: Multiples Toward a Past and Future" – September 11 through October 10, 2015. They have always been strong supporters of contemporary media art – both canadian and international – and i'm happy to support them. if you're in and around Victoria the exhibition opens Friday, September 11, 7 to 10 pm. view and support the exhibition online.
Adán De La Garza + I collaborated in an active protest in denver.
Nothing To See Here Fundraising Campaign - August 22 – October 3, 2015 – We’re looking for a permanent home that will allow for monthly screenings, exhibitions, music performances, and events, creating a converging point for our local arts community. Our goal is to raise $20,000 from this campaign that will help secure a space, contribute to screening costs, promotion, the publication of program notes, and allow for the incorporation of live performances.
I will be taking part in Redline's 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation on Wednesday, August 12th.
Back To The Future opens at Casa Maauad in Mexico City July 1, 2015. Including Utopia ≥ Dystopia, an ongoing dialogue between myself and Adán De La Garza,which includes a number of works – ∆ (when the cities burn) and It's Been This Way From The Start amongst them. on through July 30th.
an interview I did for INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media's Back and Forth with Leslie Supnet about her work is now online – "Interview with Leslie Supnet"
I'm heading to Mexico City for a residency at Casa Maauad! The residency was facilitated by ArtPlant here in Denver and Denver Based Adán De La Garza and Dmitri Obergfell will also be in residence. Adán and I will be collaborating on a new project as well as our own individual works. You can keep up with our projects on the Back To The Future blog.
Nothing To See Here presents an invite-only exhibition in our bathroom: CESSPOOL OF LOVE, a solo exhibition by Toronto-based Clint Enns, with exhibition essay by Leila Armstrong. The exhibition is part of a summer-long exhibition series called "Close Quarters," taking place in three other artists' bathrooms – Jenna Maurice, Kelly Sears, and Theresa Anderson instigated in response to the increasing lack of viable space available to artists here in Denver. We're only inviting those who have come out to and/or supported NTSH over the past year. If you haven't…you miss out.
Games To Help You Get Ready To Live In The Police State [a series of instructions] is on exhibition in San Francisco at SOMArts in ONE IN WHICH WE ARE, part of the 18th Annual United States of Asian America Festival and curated by David de Rozas and Alex Wang [May 1 through 27]
Nothing To See Here goes on the road! Sunday, March 22, 2015 We Know You Are Watching at Sugar City in Buffalo; Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Denver ≥ Denver at Regional Support Network in Toronto; Wednesday, March 25, 2015 LOUD!!! at Pleasure Dome in Toronto
super thrilled to have been awarded a 2014 YES MA'AM PROJECTS award along with Denver based Dmitri Obergfell + Mario Zoots. YES MA'AM is a Colorado Artist Grant supporting contemporary individual artists through unrestricted cash grants and potential exhibitions in alternative art spaces. The grant is started and maintained by artists, is privately funded and is so so so important in a place like Denver where artists have virtually zero funding support. I'm excited!!
Nothing To See Here presents Inextinguishable Fire – Our One Year Anniversary Screening – A Night of Works by Harun Farocki – Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Dikeou Collection in Denver. watch the trailer!
INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media #5: Blockbuster edited by Peter Nowogrodzki is now available! The issue includes an appropriated study I completed last year: “Hollywood Movies, Media Hype, and the Contemporary Survivalist Movement: An Appropriated Study,” 2015
Games To Help You Get Ready To Live In The Police State will be on exhibition at Redline Denver as part of the group exhibition Just Playing curated by Petra Sertic
the space between here and there (the yukon river) opens at the ODD Gallery in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. I'll be there for the opening – super exciting since Dawson City is an amazing place! "Questions for a Hillside" Exhibition Essay By Meg Walker (pdf)
new project…ongoing…notes to self
a theatre project I have been working on for the past couple of year's SLAB opens August 1st – by Square Product Theatre – adapted by Gleason Bauer & Emily K. Harrison from the novel by Selah Saterstrom
the hex is on – a new ongoing series of animated gifs. and. it. begins.
Nothing To See Here's first ever screening! the tv is with us. Febrary 22, 2014 @ the Sidewinder. see the trailer! read about the program! learn how to disrupt tv signals yourself! join us!
-The dearfield. colorado exhibition at Gallery 44 reviewed in NOW Magazine! Nature’s fury: What Was Will Be probes communities’ experience of natural disasters By Fran Schechter.
check out this review of the dearfield, colorado exhibition at Gallery 44 in Artoronto.ca “Christina Battle & Kristie MacDonald: What Was Will Be” by Shellie Zhang
dearfield, colorado will be on exhibit as part of a show titled What Was Will Be also with work by Toronto-based Kristie MacDonald at Gallery 44 in Toronto. come to the opening on Jan 10th – I'll be there! I'll also be participating in an artist talk on the 11th with Kristie and Alexis Dirks, moderated by Caoimhe Morgan-Feir who wrote a fantastic essay that accompanies the show.
An interview I did with Toronto-based artist, curator, writer, etc Clint Enns "Investigating the Unexplained" comes out in C Magazine on December 12th – go to their launch, i really wish i could!
The new INCITE is out! Issue #4 – Exhibition Guide.
Westword asked me a few questions for their '100 Colorado Creatives' segment and i answered as best i could. you can read it here. I had embedded a bunch of links in the original submission that were lost once published online (go figure!) but i'd love it if you took a look:
Philip K. Dick, Douglas Adams , George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, H.G. Wells, Chris Carter, Octavia Butler, David Cronenberg, George Romero, David Lynch, Large Hadron Collider, Micah White, Visiting Artist, Scholar and Designer Program, The Texican Gothic’s, MSU Denver Art Department, Adán De La Garza, wandering through, across and within, Justin Beard, Redline, Janet Feder, Emily K. Harrison, Square Product Theater, Selah Saterstrom, Adán De La Garza, ‘five states of freedom’, Clint Enns, C Magazine, Incite Journal of Experimental Media, Exhibition Guide (Issue #4), Jeanne Liotta, Flinching Eye Collective, ‘dearfield, colorado’, Gallery 44, ‘the space between here and there (the Yukon river)’, KIAC residency
we're not exactly sure what just happened will be on exhibition as part of RedLine's Annual Resident Artist Exhibition – An Invisible Boundary – Curated by Carmen Winant [October 26-December 29, 2013 Opening: Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 7-10 p.m.]
An interview I did with Joelle Kidd at the Manitoban – WNDX Festival of Moving Image – Celebrating innovative and trailblazing works by filmmakers and video artists about The Twelve Devil's Graveyards Around the World and wandering through, across and within at WNDX
A review of we're not exactly sure what just happened & TUFF by Mark Mann was just posted on blouin artinfo Canada – Video Artist Christina Battle Finds Nothing on the News at TUFF
I begin a new artist residency at Redline in Denver … starting …now!
The Twelve Devil's Graveyards Around the World will be on exhibit at the WNDX festival of Moving Image!! Opens Wednesday, September 25th at 8:30pm…come by and say HI! Also at WNDX: wandering through, across and within screens on Friday, September 27 at noon and on the day it started there wasn’t a cloud in sight screens in a program on Sunday, September 29 at 1pm. YAY WINNIPEG!
wandering through, across and within – a program of short artist videos I curated for Counterpath Press – August 30, 2013 – With works by: Adán De La Garza & Christina Battle; Brian Lye; Deirdre Logue; Heidi Phillips & Kruno Jost; Jenna Maurice; Justin Beard; Marcy Saude; Max Bernstein; Nicholas O’Brien; Nika Kaiser; Serena Lee; Steve Reinke; and Zak Tatham. facebook page & info
To reveal the fourteen windows is part of a group exhibition at Redline in Denver titled – Between home and where I find myself – On the aesthetics of recognition and curated by Chad Kautzer and Robin Gallite. Opening June 1st.
three hours, fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens at Experimental Response Cinema in Austin, Texas as part of Large-Scale: Experimental Films on 35mm on June 1st.
I'm excited to present a new installation as part of the 2013 Images Festival at WARC Gallery in Toronto. Stay tuned for more info on fog vortex – a mixed media installation about vile vorticies, magnetic anomolies and electronic fog, oh my!
I'll be heading to Dawson City, Yukon for a residency at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture where I'll start working on a new installation called Explorations of an Unexpected Time Traveler and a new installment in the Tracking Sasquatch series. While in Dawson I will present a program of short works at the Dawson City Film Festival. Tracking Sasquatch (field report #1) and Tracking Sasquatch (field report #2) will also be part of a group exhibition entitled 'Cold Cuts' on view at the end of March.
buffalo lifts and oil wells: sturgeon road & 97th street screen as part of 'DIY Dystopia' – a program of analog-ly made films as part of the Balagan Film Series at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.
Well, I'm packing up my lovely island studio here at Gibraltar Point Artscape. Its been lovely and I've gotten a lot done on two new sections of the mapping the prairies through disaster project (this time tornados & floods). next week, once i'm back on the mainland and studio-less I'll start working on editing everything i've shot.
a video reading of Jackson Mac Low's Forties 87 i made for Counterpath Press in Denver screens as a part of the second installment of <mt/time> — a series of films that confront issues of spoken or written language and that develop a language-inflected poetics of the moving image. Curated by Jeanne Liotta. [Sunday, December 2, 2011, at 7 p.m., with works by: Monte Cazazza / Brion Gysin,Joshua Clover, Peggy Ahwesh, Jeanne Liotta and Matvei Yankelevich, Cecilia Dougherty, Amy Silliman / Lisa Robertson Stacy Doris, Felix Bernstein, Charles Bernstein, Susan Bee, Paul Legault, & Caroline Bergvall.
Enjoying my residency here at Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island & getting lots done. I'm working on part 4 of the mapping the prairies through disasters series – this time TORNADOS – building miniature sets and electronics oh my! next week I will be in Tennessee giving a couple talks – one at Watkins College in Nashville & one at Bethel University in Mckenzie. exciting!
Christina Battle: Filing Memory
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, from September 15 – December 10, 2010.
texts by: Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Shawn Malley, Andréa Picard
when the smog-filled wind began to howl screens as part of 'Towards a Vanishing Point' & on the day it started there wasn’t a cloud in sight as part of 'This Must Be the Place' both programs in the Antimatter Film Festival in Victoria (BC). I'll be there – come say hi!
Archived Disasters now at the new Ryerson Image Centre! read more about the exhibition Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection [September 29 thru December 16, 2012]
An essay I wrote for English Language Notes is now available in print. Also here in colour – ““Everything you Read and See Just Might be a Lie AKA Don’t Believe a Word I Say (A Series of Proofs),"”(PDF) ELN 50.1 Spring/Summer 2012, The Shape of the I: A Double Issue edited by Julie Carr & John-Michael Rivera.
Finished the residency at FAVA in Edmonton – check out my residency blog complete with images from my Art of Projection group's multi projection extravaganza. During my time at FAVA i started working on a new installation: waiting for time to repeat itself (at the end of the world) still in the works but close to being completed.
I'm excited to be an artist in residence at FAVA in Edmonton for a solid month this coming July/August (i'm told ii'll be the first resident artist since 1982!!). Some things i'm doing as part of the residency: a screening & artist talk on July 25th (with toonie bar! have i mentioned FAVA is my kinda people?!); a curated screening from the FAVA archives on August 2nd (toonie bar!); a workshop 'The Art of Projection' August 8, 15 + 17th (where we will be exhibiting the work we make at FAVA's annual summer BBQ). I will also begin work on a new installation tentatively titled 'waiting for time to repeat itself' which will be shot near Lac La Biche in northern Alberta. I'll be keeping a blog while in residence so you can keep track. SUMMERTIME!!
dearfield, colorado will be installed at MCA Denver as part of a group show titled: Continental Drift [July 13 – September 23, 2012] and will later move to the Aspen Art Museum [October 19 – November 25, 2012] Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams & Jacob Proctor.
Continental Drift brings together the work of seven Colorado-based artists, each of whom explores the idea of place in diverse and thoughtful ways. Ranging from specific studies of both historical sites and contemporary ruins to more abstract or conceptual examinations of space, these artists demonstrate a collective preoccupation with place and setting. While some seek to unearth a specific history in Colorado, others are interested in the ideas and objects that define sites and establish the contours of spaces we all inhabit. This exhibition will include works in film, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing and installation that reflect this singular idea in manifold ways. Artists included are: Christina Battle, Scott Johnson, Jeanne Liotta, Sarah McKenzie, Adam Milner, Yumi Roth, and Edie Winograde.
Jeanne Liotta & I present O BONY ORBIT a program of short video works screening at the University of Colorado, Boulder as part of The Shape of the "I": A National Conference put on by English Language Notes.
I'm thrilled to be able to host Brett Kashmere who will be presenting a programme he initially curated for the Images Festival (Toronto, 2009) – Saturn Returns – at CU Boulder [ATLAS 100] Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm.
While in Colorado Brett will also present his recently curated – New Ages – to help launch the new issue of Incite: Journal of Experimental Media (Issue No. 3) at Counterpath Press in Denver – Wednesday, March 7th at 8pm.
when the smog-filled wind began to howl screens as part of LIFT's 30×30 – In celebration of three decades of filmmaking the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has commissioned 30 Toronto film veterans and emerging voices to make new works originating on or in the spirit of Super 8mm film.
To reveal the fourteen windows screens as part of <mt/time> a series of films that directly confront issues of spoken or written language and that develop a language-inflected poetics of the moving image. Curated by Jeanne Liotta. <mt/time> launches the series which will be contnually updated on the Couterpath Press Website.
17 hours of darkness – part two of an ongoing program of works screens at Counterpath Press in Denver – Friday, November 4, 7.30pm. With works by: Josh Bonnetta, Sara MacLean, Peter Dudar and Marianna Milhorat.
I will be presenting at 'Cultures of Surveillance' an Interdisciplanary Conference at the University College London with Vicky Chainey Gagnon of the Foreman Art Gallery. We will walk through our recent installation Filing Memory during a talk titled "Filing Memory: An Exhibition Project Exploring Multi-Dimensional Memory and Surveillance". September 29 – October 1.
Behind the Shadows & untitled (birds) are installed as part of Re:play – an exhibition at the Lexington Art League in Lexington, Kentucky. September 23 – October 16th. Curated by Sarah Wylie A VanMeter.
A new work – To reveal the fourteen windows, a collaboration with Denver-based poet Julie Carr – screens as part of Poetry & Cinema: A Three Day Festival and Conference & collaboration between Naropa University and the University of Colorado Creative Writing and Film Studies Programs
oil wells: sturgeon road & 97th street screens at the Art Gallery of Alberta as part of a program CANADIANA, curated by Larissa Fan (along with works by Franci Duran, John Price, Jason Britski, Amanda Dawn-Christie & others)
I will be presenting an artist talk at the Center for Humanities & The Arts – University of Colorado, Boulder titled: “wandering through secret storms and other works”
I will be at The Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University for a Panel Discussion: Remixing Artist: Roundtable & Networking Event Exploring the issues of artist rights, copyright, creative commons and the remixing of culture in the 21st century with Filing Memory artist, Christina Battle, cultural studies Professor, Dr. Shawn Malley & artist and project coordinator at Sporobole, Eric Desmarais.
September 15 septembre – December 11 décembre 2010
Filing Memory opens at the Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop's University (Sherbrooke, Quebec).
Composed of the 3-frame video installation Wandering through Secret Storms as well as new works, this solo exhibition project addresses the relationship between archives, public memory and practices of surveillance. Presented in a creative mise-en-scène, Christina Battle’s moving image work forms the nexus around which will be displayed communication devices (telegraph, camera, radio, telephone) from private and public collections coupled with documents from local archives, thus situating surveillance as a practice affecting all communities – regardless of their urban or rural specificities.
I will be in Seoul, Korea attending the EXiS festival. three hours fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as a part of a program curated by Lauren Howes (CFMDC).
Elective Identities: The Moving Images of Gariné Torossian (edited by Tom McSorley) to which I contributed an essay "Gariné Torossian's Sparklehorse"
I will be sitting on a panel at this year's IMAA conference in Toronto:
WHICH WAY IS UP? June 15th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, Glenn Gould Theatre Moderator – Kim Tomczak, with Panellists – David Rokeby, Amanda Steggell and Christina Battle will discuss how advancing technologies create challenges for artists and organizations, especially those outside of major metropolitan areas, to gain access to these technologies and the implications this creates for identifying the preservation needs of artists, equipment and the setting of standards for the care and protection of our collective media arts heritage.
Consciously Collective: Archive Fever 1.0 explores how four filmmakers redefine our visual history. by Shaun Brady – reviews the program at ihouse.
screening: Behind These Walls: Contemporary Canadian Experimental Short Films. A special screening of contemporary Canadian and international film-based work presented as part of the media arts festival Espace [Im]média. Curatorial essay by Vicky Chainey Gagnon (pdf) October 1, 2009
i will be presenting a program of work in Boulder Colorado as part of CU Boulder's First Person Cinema (October 5th)
A number of my works are now available for distribution from Light Cone in Paris.
nostalgia (april 2001 to present) screens at EXiS in Seoul Korea as part of "Sequence Controller" a programme curated by the Images Festival (Festival Director Scott Miller Berry will be in attendance)
when the wind shifted shows as a part of "Strategies of the Medium/Stratégies du Milieua" a group show curated by Ben Donoghue. With work by Kelly Egan & Ben Donoghue. At Espace Virtuel, Chicoutimi, Quebec.
Light Industry – 17 hours of darkness (reflections on this place I call home) (a collection of film works) January 13, 2009 - Brooklyn, NY
Behind the Shadows – a newly commissioned work screens in Amsterdam. A collaboration with Toronto-based Composer Martin Arnold. Part of SHIFT - a project by the Images Festival & Continuum Contemporary Music.
October 28 2008 (7.30pm)
I will be showing work at the Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa at Cafe Ex/Club Saw.
May 13 2008
Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, edited by Mike Hoolboom (Coach House Books) – book lauch as part of This is Not a Reading Series at the Gladstone Ballroom
three hours, fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as part of the Ann Arbor Film Festival
three hours fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as a part of the Portland International Film Festival in a program curated by Curated by Cinema Project "The Spaces in–between"
November 10, 2007
traveling thru with eyes closed tight & the distance between here and there screen as a part of ‘Double Vision’ at Kino Arsenal in Berlin (in celebration of the Images Festival’s 20th anniversary & the CFMDC’s 40th anniversary) – I am excited to be in attendance
OCTOBER 18, 2007
three hours fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as a part of ‘Time To Dwell: Selections From The 20th Edition Of Toronto's Images Festival’ at the Anthology Film Archives – NY
CFMDC Artist Spotlight Series – DVD release
April 7, 2007
three hours, fifteen minutes before the hurricane struck screens as part of the images festival
January thru march 2007
Time Inside the Image (3) – Foreman Art Gallery Curated by Vicky Chainey-Gagnon, Sherbrooke, QB
October 14 thru November 26, 2006
Pulse: Film And Painting After The Image Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery Curated by Ingrid Jenkner & Barbara Sternberg, Halifax NS
September 30, 2006
Nuit Blanche, Toronto when the wind shifted – A series of outdoor projections Curated by Kim Simon
September 21 thru October 21, 2006
The Searchers – Group show curated by Patricia Maloney White Box, New York
I will be screening work as a part of the 2006 Whitney Biennial: Day for Night
January 27, 2006
memories of moments from here & there – A solo retrospective including recent & new works – LIFT's New Directions in Cinema Series