Frances Adair Mckenzie
Frances Adair Mckenzie is a visual artist and animator based in tiohtiá:ke or so-called Montréal. Her work negotiates formal and speculative investigations into concepts of materiality, staging and form. Always in deference to process as hands-on manipulation of real material and objects, through sculpture, installation and the interfaces of digital technology. Through experimental processes the work pays tribute to the urgency of poetic narratives through durational patterns of magical production and historical desire.
Frances' video work has been widely exhibited internationally, most notably at the Somerset House London, UK, The MAXXI museum in Rome, IT and MUTEK ES. Frances has exhibited at the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, Parisian Laundry, Centre Clark and the Satosphere (SAT) in Montreal. Two animations and a stop-motion virtual reality piece have been produced by the National Film Board. She is currently an artist in residency at the Darling Foundry.