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

deConstruction

2014-2015 / media installation / video + photos

Vancouver is crumbling. Or perhaps it‘s being methodically taken apart brick by brick. Whether for reasons of density, seismic upgrade or simply escalating value, old houses, schools, and movie theatres are being demolished to make way for the new. Referencing Derrida’s semiotic text, deConstruction is a series of choreographed media that capture the dismantling of the city. By introducing dance to demolition, Siebens subtly points out that ageism applies to architecture as it does to the bodies of dancers. The bulldozers that pull down the empty shells are like surgical tools; they hesitate and meander before digging in, creating a dance, a conversation between static structure and the choreography of change.

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Artist Statement

Mapping choreography through media. A result of my personal history with dance and the moving body is a concern with translating three-dimensional movement, memory and emotion to the screen and still image, whether it be an improvisational dance, a flying car, crumbling houses, sweating bodies in a club or a sugar plum fairy. Decay has also crept into the work, whether deconstructed buildings or a body crumbling with age. The distinction between similitude and resemblance. Or the signifier versus the signified. Sometimes it’s funny to juxtapose J.S. Bach with bacchanalic ravers, but sometimes one inches one’s body, one’s films, one’s images towards the sublime…

Exhibitions

SNAP
Photographic Fundraiser for ACT
Photo selected for art auction
Toronto, Canada
March 2018

SPLASH
Arts Umbrella
Photo selected for art auction
Vancouver, Canada
October 2017

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Photo selected for art auction
Vancouver, Canada
April 2016

ISEA 2015
Curated screening in ‘Disruption’
Vancouver, Canada
August 2015

BAF: BURRARD ARTS FOUNDATION
Solo exhibit of Photos + Media
Vancouver, Canada
April 2015

WESTERN FRONT
Photo selected for art auction
Vancouver, Canada
February 2015

THRU THE TRAP DOOR-ON MAIN GALLERY/VIVO
Group Exhibition curated by Paul Wong
Vancouver, Canada
April 2014

Music: Chopin
Etude #1 + Preludes #4 + #13 + #21
Performed by Garrick Ohlsson

VIDEO RUNNING TIMES
01. the ball drops 2:00 minutes
02. surgical removal 3:37 minutes
03. through the looking glass 1:34 minutes
04. tyrannosaurus 2:27 minutes

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