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  6. ORANGE MAGPIES
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  8. THE REHEARSAL
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    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

THE REHEARSAL

2015-2016 / 11:15 / 16mm B&W Film

Inspired by the experimental films of the 1930’s Parisian avant-garde and the work of Maya Deren, The Rehearsal documents a musical gathering which is interrupted by a series of surreal encounters. Purporting to be made from found historical footage, the film is a response to Sawyer’s project The Natalie Brettschneider Archive, a feminist critique of art historical conventions. Natalie Brettschneider, the protagonist, is a stand-in for all of the female artists who have slipped through the gaps of history only to languish in obscurity, gain notoriety as models of more famous males artists, or perhaps, be ‘rediscovered’ in a provocative and funny 16mm film.

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Exhibitions

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
The Natalie Brettschneider Archive
curated by Bruce Grenville
Vancouver, Canada
October 2017

CARLTON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
The Natalie Brettschneider Archive
curated by Heather Anderson
Ottawa, Canada
January 2016

ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA
The Natalie Brettschneider Archive
curated by Michele Jacques
Victoria, Canada
October 2016

Conceived, written and directed by Evann Siebens and Carol Sawyer
16mm cinematography and editing by Evann Siebens
Sound design by John Oliver
Starring Michael O’Connell, Carol Sawyer, and Neil Wedman
Lighting and production stills: Kate Henderson
Pre-production assistance: Kathleen Taylor
Post production assistance: Pascale Théorét-Groulx

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