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Becka Barker Place Holder: Waterfowl Rice

a 16mm film loop gallery installation as a part of the 10th annual

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival


OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday 8 June at 5pm

On view during the festival, 9 to 12 June 2016, 2 to 6pm.

I try to capture my family’s outing in places I’ve called home, but the landmarks move and change and maybe we’re lost? The integrity of my memory is disintegrating even as my body responds to different settings in similar ways.

The Place Holder Series is inspired by dreams of mashed-up geographies and roots that seem to put themselves down everywhere I’ve lived. - Becka Barker


Becka Barker is an interdisciplinary/media artist and educator. Her studio practice investigates the interplay of language, visual information, and human movement through experimental film and animation. Her experimental film and media artwork has been exhibited in the Ottawa International Animation Festival, ExiS Seoul (winner 2007, Best International Film), Nocturne Art at Night, Images Festival, and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, as well as in many curated programs. Becka has been regular part-time faculty at NSCAD University since 2005, teaching in Intermedia, Film, Design, and Foundation programs.

Earlier Event: January 29
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