As a self-taught animator, Elisabeth Belliveau explores contemporary life through stop-motion animation and sculpture. For this year’s Festival, Belliveau presents four works on grunt gallery’s Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen: Still life with fallen fruit (2019), Troisieme (2017), Izanami (2017), and Ballroom (2016). Through movement and digital technology, Belliveau creates a stage to capture the life of objects that reference the Western canon, hierarchies, value, labour, and interdisciplinarity from a feminist material perspective. Teetering between the artificial and natural, her works consider what image-making is and can be while posing the question, “What are the politics involved when things come to the table?”
Originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Belliveau is currently based in Treaty 6 Territory ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒋᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, AB) where she teaches at MacEwan University. Belliveau completed a BFA with Honours at the Alberta University of the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University. She has completed several international residencies and has recently exhibited at Momenta Biennale, Montreal (2019), and at The Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo (2020). In the fall she will be presenting new work for the Alberta Biennial.
Presented by Capture Photography Festival in partnership with grunt gallery, organizers of the Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen
Videos courtesy of the artist.