As part of its 50th anniversary, the Canadian Cultural Centre has launched a brand new schedule of 50 virtual encounters with Canadian artists. In connection with an event, a project or an important theme, the artists introduce themselves in their daily space of thought, creation and work. An unprecedented invitation into the private space of a studio.
On May 27 at 8pm the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to a virtual conversation with Canadian artist Margaret Haines. Join us for this conversation on our Facebook Page and Youtube Channel (French with English subtitles).
Artist and filmmaker Margaret Haines discusses her upcoming book On Air: Ashes, Purity, Corruption & Pollution and her process of filmmaking. Her upcoming film, inspired by her book, is set in Paris in 2047 and 1947, and currently in production while Margaret is in residence at La Cité Internationale des arts in Paris. For our 50/50 Series, she speaks about the conditions of making a film during a pandemic: the limitations, the new forms of cinema with virtual plateforms, working with animation, etc.
Margaret Haines is a conceptual artist working in film, photography, fashion, archive-studies and installation. She studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Concordia University (Montreal), the California Institute of the Arts, and was recently artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. She is actually in residence at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris to shoot her next film.