CHRISTINA BATTLE (Denver, CO) | the space between here and there
Oct 2 – Nov 1, 2014
Opening Night: Thursday, October 2nd
Artist talk at 7:30PM in the KIAC Ballroom | Reception to follow
Growing up in on the edge of the prairies I always get a little on edge when surrounded by mountains. I find their scale and their three-dimensionality perplexing. Against the big blue skies of the West they appear to be strangely flat, as if cutouts of paper carefully placed in order to obstruct my view. I long to see past them.
the space between here and there (the yukon river) is an attempt to play with this sense of flatness that I experience in the mountains, to decrease the distance between me (the camera) and them (in this case the foothills along the Yukon River surrounding Dawson City) and to transform them into an active visual space.
Shot in Dawson City, Yukon Territory while an Artist in Residence at the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture (KIAC), March 2013.
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), Christina Battle is currently based in Denver, Colorado. Her works are often inspired by the role of non-official archives, our notions of evidence and explore themes of history and counter-memory, political mythology and environmental catastrophe. She has exhibited internationally in festivals and galleries including: The Images Festival (Toronto), The London Film Festival (London, England); The Toronto International Film Festival (wavelengths); the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal); The International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands); the Jihlava Documentary Festival (Czech Republic); the 2006 Whitney Biennial: “Day for Night” (New York); YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto); White Box (New York); Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria, BC),The Foreman Art Gallery (Sherbrooke, QC); MCA Denver; the Aspen Art Museum; Gallery 44 (Toronto); and the Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto). Christina is a contributing editor to INCITE Journal of Experimental Media and a co-curator & organizer of the media arts exhibition series Nothing To See Here in Denver.