I am a writer. I am a visual artist. I am a multimedia storyteller. I tell stories through writing, animation and video, photography and music. The animations are created from a mix of video, photography, multimedia, words, audio, spoken word, and stop motion techniques. Movement, sound, image, word dance together.
I am committed to telling stories in ways that cross disciplines and mix the arts.
Movement fascinates me, I am drawn to images, stilled in sound, and inspired by words.
I find inspiration in the spaces between words, movement, image and sound. My work explores voice and silence. Those who have been silenced or who have chosen silence form the central question of my practice. My work is grounded in telling stories of place and time, of this moment, this community.
After working and traveling in Africa and Southeast Asia, I have made London my home. My writing has appeared in such publications as The New Quarterly, Synaeresis: arts + poetry, and Ocassus. My first play, “13 inches of closet space” was produced as part of the 2017 London One Act Festival (LOAF). My photographs capture small, intricate details of beauty, caught for a moment — suspended.
I have two Augmented Reality Art Exhibits in collaboration with poet and activist Penn Kemp. Launching at Eldon House on July 22, “The Dream Life of Teresa Harris, through Augmented Reality is an imaginative adventure told through an animated montage of movement, image sound and words from Penn Kemp’s play, the music of Mary Ashton and Panayiotis Giannarapis of The Light of East Ensemble, interwoven with my photo art animations. The animations explore the intertwining of the wild and nature in London, Ontario, the trappings and culture of the Victorian era and the traveler Teresa Harris became — exploring what stays with us, within us, no matter how far or long we travel from home.
“River Revery” is an Augmented Reality Art collaboration in progress with Penn Kemp, thanks to the generous support of the London Arts Council’s CAIP grant. With River Revery, we are voicing the impact that the Thames River has had on our city, London. This work considers the impact we have had on the river flowing within our city and its interwoven environment along the banks of the Thames.
I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Educational Technology degree through UBC. I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Trent University and a B.Ed. from Queen’s University.