I am fascinated by time, by how it folds in on itself, merrily stitching its way through the past, present, and future; and by how a memory can become inexplicably lodged in a physical space. I am also curious about the parallels that exist between historical images and contemporary ones: often they can reveal some surprising cultural assumptions.
During the residency, I will be gathering for a new body of work, which may be done in film, painting, or sculpture. I will bring a sketchbook and perhaps some acrylics and a medium-sized canvas. Mainly I’m interested in contact and discussion with artists to inspire my new direction.
Iriz Pääbo is anestablished filmmaker, composer and mid-career visual artist. She lives and works in Elmwood, Ontario.