My artistic practice is a blundering convergence of video, text, and still imagery. Often via appropriation and obsessive repetition, my work address ideas around ‘the other’, human/non-human relations, and concepts of boundary and transgression through the lens of history, religion, sci-fi, and popular culture. My work rarely offers resolutions, but rather stages propositions and isolates small gestures to foster contemplation.

33609011_10160436059955182_3583732226589720576_nI have screened at video festivals internationally, such as Athens Digital Art Festival (Greece, 2018, 2017, & 2014), European Media Arts Festival (Germany, 2017 & 2014 + We, The Enemy tour), Antimatter [Media Art] Festival (Canada, 2017 & 2016), Experiments in Cinema (USA), Festival Les Instants Vidéo (France, 2015 & 2014), Video Babel Festival (Peru), Jornadas de Reapropiación (Mexico),  Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá (Colombia, + Mujeres, Subversión en la imagen experimental en movimiento tour), & Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival (USA, 2018 & 2017), and have exhibited at artist-run centers in Canada,  such as Harcourt House, Latitude 53, Stride Gallery, and Artspace. I hold an MFA from the University of Western Ontario and a BFA Honors from the University of Alberta, and am currently a permanent faculty instructor at the Yukon School of Visual Art (Fall). I am the founder and producer of Cold Cuts Video Festival, and currently live and work between Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, and Mexico.

For inquiries please contact nicolelrayburn@gmail.com

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Nicole Rayburn 2018