So Near / So Far: Kerri Flannigan Slow-Scan Residency
From July 2017 - February 2018, artist Kerri Flannigan joins Open Space for a research and production residency investigating intimacies, distance, social media, and storytelling, relating to early digital telecommunications. Flannigan will be focusing on Slow-scan, both its robust histories within the Open Space archives and its relevant applications to contemporary issues and production.
The residency employs and intergenerational mentorship model, wherin Flannigan will collaborate with artist Patrick Lichty, former Open Space directors/artists Peggy Cady and Bill Bartlett, and local youth participants. Modeling the collaboratory projects that Open Space engaged in the late 70's, Flannigan's project employs archival research, DIY skill sharing, and collaborative production, and will culminate in a series of public workshops and performances.
Please check back for further details on Flannigan's residency, upcoming workshops, and performances.
Kerri Flannigan bio:
Kerri Flannigan is a Victoria-based interdisciplinary artist and writer who explores methods of experimental narrative and documentary. Grounded in both personal history and in-depth research, her recent body of work examines family mythologies, coming of age confessions, body language and swimming pools. Flannigan has shown locally and internationally, receiving a CALQ Multidisciplinary Arts Grant (2011) and Best English Zine at the Expozine Awards (2011 and 2014) and was runner-up to the inaugural Lind Prize (2016).