1. Media Projects

  2. A Lexicon of Gesture
  3. W-E-L-C-O-M-E to PoCo
  4. Plus TheCo, Minus Helen Goodwin
  5. TIME REVERSAL SYMMETRY
  6. ORANGE MAGPIES
  7. THE INDEXICAL DANCE-A-THON!
  8. THE REHEARSAL
  9. GESTURE
  10. FLOOD
  11. deConstruction
  12. Chromatic Revelry
  13. quad/wrangle
  14. IcarusCar
  15. Ferry
  16. Improv
  17. Legoland
  18. image/Word.not_a_pipe=(Magritte)
  19. Portal: World of Awe
  20. Pothead
  21. Do Not Call it Fixity
  1. Curation

  2. ContainR
  1. Documentaries

  2. Nutcracker Nation
  3. Dancing Las Vegas
  4. Limón: Moving into the Future
  5. American Aloha

    Contact Info

    Evann Siebens

    778.960.8240
    evann at evannsiebens dot com

    Bio

    Evann Siebens makes media, performance and photos with movement. Her lens-based practice negotiates the human body as an archival site and the politics of the female gaze. She danced with the National Ballet of Canada and the Bonn Ballett before studying film production at New York University. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Witte de With (Rotterdam, 2020), WAAP (Vancouver, 2019), Belkin Gallery (Vancouver 2018), Vancouver Art Gallery Façade Fest (Vancouver 2017). Evann recently screened a film at Lincoln Center in New York City and won the ‘Outstanding Overall Work’ prize at the Light Moves Festival in Limerick, Ireland. Her work from ‘A Performance Affair’ in Brussels, Belgium was featured on the front page of the International New York Times in 2019. She is represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, Canada. Curriculum Vitae

Chromatic Revelry

2012 / 15:45 mins / Super 8

A series of 10 short films, Chromatic Revelry connects the ordered harmonic scale of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier with the chaos of rave culture. Shot on Super 8 film in clubs and at raves in the nineteen nineties, the piece suggests a timelessness to parties, celebration and dance.

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“A synthesis of my experimental dancefilm work with traditional documentary filmmaking, the piece reflects a personal journey, revealing my fascination with street and club movement (and featuring some of my own dancing). Yet by choosing to edit the documentary footage to the preludes and fugues of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and Goldberg Variations, the films transcend regular 90s rave culture.

The chaos is married to the musical chromatic scale, and stitches it to my older, classical dance training and aesthetic. With its archival Super 8 footage and formal Baroque music, the film becomes trans-historical, lost in time, and commenting on the nature of revelry, celebration and the human form rather than a particular moment in history.”

Exhibitions & Screenings

Material Art Fair
WAAP Booth
Mexico City, Mexico
February 2017

Byron Aceman Collection
Media Exhibition in Private Home
Vancouver, Canada
April 2015

dc3 ART PROJECTS
Solo Exhibition
Edmonton, Canada
May 2014

WIL ABALLE ART PROJECTS
Duo Exhibition with Mark Dudiak
Vancouver, Canada
January 2014

ART TORONTO ART FAIR
Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP) Booth
Toronto, Canada
October 2013

INTERNATIONAL ART EXPO TOUR MIXED BORDERS & HYBRID IDENTITIES
Bucharest, Lodz, Poland; Riccione, Italy
April & May 2013

LOIKKA DANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Helsinki, Finland
March 2013

SMART CITIES & HYBRID IDENTITIES FESTIVAL
Venice, Italy
January 2013

ID / IDENTITIES FESTIVAL
Istanbul, Turkey
WINNER OF BEST VIDEO PRIZE
December 2012

G++ GALLERY
Interactive realization in storefront gallery
Victoria, Canada
November 2012

DANCE FILMS ASSOCIATION
Kinetic Cinema
New York, New York
February 2012

AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL
International Screendance Festival
North Carolina, USA
June 2011

VIVARIUM GALLERY
Solo exhibit of films & photographs
Vancouver, Canada
November 2010

Music: J.S. Bach
Selections from the Well Tempered Clavier + the Goldberg Variations

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