About

My artistic practice is a blundering convergence of video, text, and still imagery. Often via appropriation and obsessive repetition, my work addresses 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.

27459227_10155867809665435_7444723753593165958_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), and have exhibited at artist-run centers in Canada,  such as Harcourt House, Latitude 53, Stride Gallery, and Artspace. I hold a Masters of Fine Art 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 more southerly locations.

Videos available for distribution through VTape. Please contact distribution@vtape.org

For inquiries please contact nicolelrayburn@gmail.com

Image by Kyla MacArthur

Nicole Rayburn 2018