1. Media Projects

  2. THE INDEXICAL DANCE-A-THON!
  3. THE REHEARSAL
  4. GESTURE
  5. FLOOD
  6. deConstruction
  7. Chromatic Revelry
  8. quad/wrangle
  9. IcarusCar
  10. Ferry
  11. Improv
  12. Legoland
  13. image/Word.not_a_pipe=(Magritte)
  14. Portal: World of Awe
  15. Pothead
  16. Do Not Call it Fixity
  1. Curation

  2. Orange Magpies - Surrey UrbanScreen Proposal
  3. 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 with movement. She has exhibited her projects at galleries such as Eyebeam and Centre Pompidou, while her documentaries have been screened at MOMA and on PBS. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and Bonn Ballet, Evann graduated from New York University. Now based in Vancouver, she has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, UNIT/PITT and ACME with Keith Doyle. Evann recently won the ID/Identities Istanbul Best Video Prize, performed at the Western Front, and New Media Gallery, Vancouver. Recent exhibitions include MediaArtLab/Urban Screen, Russia, ISEA2015 Vancouver and Lincoln Centre Film Society, New York. Upcoming screenings include the FacadeFest on the exterior of the Vancouver Art Gallery. She is represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver.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

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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