seeing her, 3.5 min, 2021
Visibly stunning, seeing her is a silent portrait of the filmmaker’s great-grandmother’s amauti. This analogue animation weaves the beaded textures that give space to the labour, skill, and memories that this amauti holds. – imagineNATIVE
bernard gaspé, 5 min, 2013
Rendered in a dream-like pink hue, bernard gaspé uses layered in-camera juxtapositions to present a journey through the neglected architecture of the train tracks in Montréal’s Mile End. – L’Alternativa
all-around junior male, 7.5 min, 2012
A hand-crafted experimental portrait of a young Nunamiut athlete, Sean Uquqtuq, through his performance of a challenging traditional Inuit game—the one-foot high kick.
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I was a visual artist before I started working in film and I didn’t come to the medium the way many filmmakers do, which is with the intent of trying to tell stories. I came to it more as a visual artist who wanted to work with the material in my hands. The very first piece of film that I came across was when I was playing a game with a friend of mine while living in New York in 1999. It was called the “Up and Down” game and the two of us would walk around the filthy streets of Brooklyn, the Bronx, or Queens, wherever we were, and find things on the street and then take them home and make other things out of them. So the person who got on belly-button level and down always got the richest material because you could find things like fish heads, which you could then encase in a rubber mould. The upper levels would only get you unexciting things like paper and plastics. One of those days I was lucky enough to find a ratty little mess of 16mm black-and-white film under a tree. I had never seen or touched film before. I didn’t really know what it was, but I could see the images on it (I think I figured out later that it was a guy talking about farming or something). So I brought it home and tried to do some things with it. – Lindsay McIntyre
Read an interview with Lindsay McIntyre in Border Crossings.
Watch an artist talk with Lindsay McIntyre at Griffin Art Project.