Hands with Isopod, still from Night, 2007
Photo: Courtesy of the Artist
Vancouver-based artist Owen Kydd investigates
the pictorial intersections of photography, video and
film. Deceptively direct in approach, Kydd’s work
incorporates sequences of pictures, produced with a
stationary video camera, that simultaneously evoke
the descriptive capacity of still photography and the
durational presence associated with the moving image.
This exhibition presents a recent cycle of works, including
Mission, Night and Joshua, each comprising three flat
screen video monitors, in which places located on the
geographic periphery of Vancouver and Los Angeles are
represented through images of their inhabitants, the
suburban landscape and the remains of everyday life.
NEXT: Owen Kydd is the tenth project in NEXT: A series of artist projects from the Pacific Rim.
Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art.