For Haida animator Christopher Auchter, delving into the stories of his ancestors is fertile creative ground. Reaching into his history also gives him purpose and belonging.
in mid-June, I had the chance to sit down with the accomplished and gracious filmmaker Marie Clements at the Vancouver NFB studios. Spoiler alert: she’s rad.
My background in arts journalism compels me to full disclosure: this post focuses on how my partner Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo has had a quiet influence on my creative growth. I’m fully immersed in this for obvious reasons and there is no assumption of impartiality. Just so we’re clear. The title is borrowed (with permission of course) from the name of his current show, which is on view until September 9th at Latitude 53 in Edmonton. The essay I wrote to accompany his show follows. Continue reading
This is an iPhone 4 (!) image from a trip to Santa Cruz and Big Sur in 2012. When our car rounded the bend and the full majesty came into view, I started weeping. One of my favourite places on earth.