Jenny Lion works with film and video in cinematic, participatory, and gallery installation contexts.Artist Bio
untitled (Nevada/Utah) is a series of video installation and cinematic works which explore landscape and sustained observation at sites of historical resonance. Produced by working over a long period of time, often in collaboration with residents, the body of work includes a three-screen installation shot at sites of nuclear history, video loops exploring physical ritual and security, a split screen feature-length film examining a remote valley used for flight training, and a visual archive of the many objects found abandoned in these landscapes.
Jenny Lion works with film and video in cinematic, participatory, and gallery contexts. Originally trained as a dancer, she frequently collaborates, in groups and with individuals, and often over long periods of time. Her collective and individual video projects have screened widely and received funding from the Jerome and Bush Foundations and Canada Council for the Arts, and her curatorial work has exhibited in North America, Europe, and Asia. Her book on Canadian artists’ video was published by the University of Minnesota Press. She has been a resident at the Center for Land-Use Interpretation, and is currently collaborating with pioneering video artist Wendy Clarke and completing a body of cinematic and installation works shot in the U.S. West.
Photo: Steven Matheson