SPRING RESIDENTS. I.IV – XII.VI 2018
John Graham is a multidisciplinary artist based in Canada where he teaches studio art at the University of Saskatchewan. John started his professional creative life as an architect. He later shifted his focus to study and work across a variety of visual art disciplines including printmaking, artist bookmaking, drawing, painting, installation, and filmmaking. His 7 short experimental films have been screened at over 120 international film festivals, gallery venues and awards ceremonies in 26 countries. John spent the residency period collaborating with Budapest dance company – Ziggurat Project – on a short experimental film which is being pre-screened for film festivals in 2019.
BEING is a compilation of 3 tone poems that mysteriously explore 3 different states of being. Each performance presents allegorical characters who intersect in stories told through visual metaphors, gestures, and sound.