Spotlight on Wrik Mead

1975

These shorts are the result of reworking material from a 50-minute animation depicting one year of the artist’s fractured life.

"I was 13. It was the year that I got into art. I made my first animated film in that year. I wanted to depict 1975 warts and all and see what I could come up with. Initially there were just a few key things that I thought were worth reflecting on, but as the project progressed I found it striking how many key events happened to me in that year."

Wrik Mead lives and works in Toronto and was recently appointed Chair of Media & Installation Art at OCAD University. Over his career he has accumulated a unique body of animated miniature narratives: queer fantasies, parables, dreams, and even documentaries. In 2006, the CFMDC released a DVD compilation of his work as part of the Artists’ Spotlight Series, and in 2013 he had his first solo show at PayneShurvell Gallery in London, UK.

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1975 (glitter)
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1975 (fence)
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1975 (faith)
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1975 (kiss)
2014 Winner: Honourable Mention
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1975 (home)
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1975 (crash)
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1975 (chase)