Tess Baxter started working with the moving image in 2015, initially for work purposes in marketing. Then, as Tizzy Canucci in Second Life, she started experimenting with the possibilities of machinima - films that use virtual worlds as a visual and sonic source. However, she doesn't remain within the virtual world, but recombines the material with 'real' or actual world material. That dialogue is essential to her practice in artist moving image. She has now produced over 40 films, each exploring a different idea or a different way of telling a story.
Tess worked with visuals and words for about 16 years before she starting making video works. Previously she used her own still photograph, writing and food research to produce a series of printed products and publish two books from her home in south Cumbria. Her main skill is as an editor, fusing together different narrative forms: words, images and sound.
She has a wide range of influences, informed by her previous writing and editing experience. She is particularly interested in the connection between short film montage and other concise artforms, particularly poetry, animation and music video.
Tess is currently a PhD candidate student/researcher in Contemporary Art at Lancaster University.
All her work is on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/tizzycanucci). She gave up fighting the highly weighted battle with YouTube over Creative Commons content.