OCAD University Grad Studies logo

Elated to have my illustration featured in the logo of OCAD U Grad Studies. The two years I spent within the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program were some of the most creative and exciting times :). This illustration is a still / frame from the Bachata: Te Vas animation that I completed as part of a studio course during my studies. 

CBC Artist in Residence

Excited to be selected by CBC as their Artist in Residence!

As part of this feature I was asked to introduce my animated shorts on CBC Arts show Exhibitionists (S03 E10), where Phases of Dance (2017) and Bachata Dance: Te Vas (2016) were screened during the segments. A cut version can be seen here.

I was also interviewed by the lovely Leah Collins for an article about my animated projects and their production. You can have a read here :).

Final animation exhibition

In preparation for my exhibition in March I went scouting for the perfect space and decided on The Black Box at  49 McCaul gallery space. I plan to use both rooms to screen my final animation and the process of rotoscoping. This animation technique is using live footage as a base for animation frames and as part my embodied research methodology I am conducting primary research through my practices. I filmed Bachata footage with my dance partner Pavlo Farmakidis which will be subsequently interpreted through the hand-drawn process of rotoscoping. It is very interesting for me to see how animation, dance and martial arts inform each other as I’m exploring these practices as forms of embodied knowledge in their techniques of learning, execution and self- expression. Here are some stills from the video editing process and now I’m off to hand-draw/paint some 2,100 frames. 

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