For Immediate Release
June 7, 2017
Arts Commons Presents:
Walking to Save On, Lucidity, and Rainbow Fisher in Broadcast Lab
CALGARY –Arts Commons Broadcast Lab (formerly Gallery of Alberta Media Arts) brings three new short films to Arts Commons Walking to Save On, Lucidity, and Rainbow Fisher by media artists Jean-Pierre Marchant, Michael Janke, and Susan Clarahan.
Three very unique visual stories chronicling journeys through time, dreams, and personal identity come to the Broadcast Lab monitors in Arts Commons. Jean-Pierre Marchant’s Walking to Save On peers into the forgotten town seemingly frozen in time since the 1980s.
Michael Janke’s Lucidity is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s A Dream Within a Dream and explores the interconnectedness of dreams, fate, and reality within the human psyche.
Susan Clarahan’s Rainbow Fisher combines fiction and documentary together with rich visuals of powerful landscapes and eclectic costuming. Her work attempts to destabilize the average point of view as a contribution to a broader perspective of the feminine image.
Arts Commons Presents: Broadcast Lab
Titles: Walking to Save On, Lucidity, and Rainbow Fisher
Location: On the Arts Commons three video monitors:
- +15 pedway; second level of Jack Singer Concert Hall west end
- West end of Jack Singer Concert Hall main floor foyer
- Near Ca’Puccini Café and the stained glass window
Date: June 5 – August 28, 2017
Please see attached for artist biographies.
For media inquiries or more information contact:
Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager
Midway through the journey of his life Jean-Pierre (JP) Marchant happily found himself within a forest dark, having strayed from the straightforward path as a corporate drone in the oil & gas industry. The catalyst was a filmmaking course at FAVA in the summer of 2013. Since then he has worked on a dozen film sets. His recently completed third film, The Hitch-Hiker, played at several local and international film festivals. Walking To Save-On is JP’s attempt to capture the feeling of a place by making a walking film inspired by the works of Oskar Fischinger and Guy Maddin.
Michael Janke, Producer and Director of Photography, at Six Two Six Productions, studied at SAIT for film program, 4 years into his filmmaking career, he is pursuing his own vision while working with other filmmakers and production houses in Calgary. The inspiration for this short came a number of years ago and the concept flared up again in the winter of 2014/2015, completing production early 2016.
Susan Clarahan seeks out environments that foster inspiration and a sense of wonder. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, Clarahan articulates her vision through wearable art and image making. Her excitement lies in the feminine, landscape and the fantastic. Clarahan holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Alberta College of Art & Design, specializing in Media Arts + Digital Technologies, and currently lives and works in the Rocky Mountains. Her work can be viewed at www.clarahan.com