Fisgard Lighthouse Video Mapping Residency
Montreal-based new media artist Allison Moore returns to her West Coast roots to develop a new media arts project based on the Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. From July 15-30, Moore’s production residency at Open Space will see her develop a new work that will culminate in a video projection mapping event at the historic lighthouse proposed for the summer of 2020.
Moore, who grew up on Saturna Island and in Victoria, has been making new media works across the globe for the past 14 years. Much of her work involves creating multi-layered videos that project both natural and fantastical scenes onto buildings and gallery spaces.
Using the Open Space gallery as a studio space, Moore will plot out her visual research and storyboard for next summer’s media event. Inspired by the architecture and symbolism of lighthouses and their history in coastal communities, the project will include the gathering of video material of clouds, the tides, moon cycles, starry constellations, and underwater marine life to ultimately project on the lighthouse. Moore will also conduct site visits and interview lighthouse keepers to amass stories of incidents surrounding the lighthouse.
Together, these pieces will generate a visual-poem tribute to the lighthouse that opens up the majestic poetics of landscape, the surrounding weather systems, and unique marine ecosystems of the coast.
The public is invited to come by Allison Moore’s Open Space studio and witness her process Friday, July 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. She will also give an artist talk on Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m.
Allison Moore is new media artist working with immersive and expanded cinema based in Montreal. Originally from Victoria, she moved to Montreal to pursue a BFA degree in interdisciplinary arts and film production at Concordia University, completed in 2005. For the past 14 years, she has crafted an independent practice participating in residencies, workshops, and exhibitions internationally. Her work has been programmed at Tokyo Arts and Space (Japan), 39art (Japan), OBORO Gallery (Montreal), Traverse Video (France), Museu de Arte de Belem (Brazil), Festival of Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal), FIFA Experimental (Montreal), and the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides. Her series of multi-screen animated video panoramas depict improbable landscapes referencing scenic dioramas. Her latest work Wunderkammer, a 35-screen video work can be seen in Place-Des-Arts in Montreal. Her work is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec.
More information is available at:
Allison Moore - http://www.allisonmoore.net/
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site - https://www.fisgardlighthouse.com/