National Artist Program:
7 Deadly Sins - Pride
In 2005 the National Artist Program was directed by Joey Tremblay, whose idea was to take the 52 emerging artists, 8 creative mentors, and the theme of the 7 deadly sins and create a collaborative, multi-media performance piece that was staged at the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts. As one of the artist mentors, I had a group of eight artists from different parts of the country and all of varying artistic disciplines to create a ten-minute piece focusing on Pride, the deadliest of the sins. Drawing on print media, video, photography, animation, found footage and sounds, new composition, and electronic beats, we created two video pieces that would play simultaneously on three screens. The project was only fourteen days long, and took place at the same time as the Canada Summer Games.