Sean Arden is an artist and filmmaker who holds a Master of Applied Arts in Media from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver. He has over twelve years experience implementing experimental technologies for the arts. Animation, video installation, and photography have historically been Arden’s focus. More recently, his research into stereoscopic 3D communication techniques positions his practice within a discourse around media arts. By exploring the subtleties of the effects of 3D, a new form of more physical communication emerges in relation to the viewer, especially in an installation context.
Arden’s work has been exhibited internationally and locally, including at the Western Front, New Forms Festival, Charles H. Scott Gallery and Your Kontinent Media Arts Festival, all in the Lower Mainland. Arden runs the research lab at Intersections Digital Studios located within Emily Carr University. As a studio technician, he has provided support for several notable contemporary artists including Stan Douglas, Rimini Protokoll, and Atelier Van Lieshout.