GILLIAN McIVER

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I am a Canadian based in London, UK. I studied history and philosophy before moving to Europe and training in Photography and Film/Video in London.

The way I very often choose to work is best described as "expressionist documentary." Darkly poetic explorations of places. Stories and explorations of real things, real places, reinterpreted through an expressionistic, subjective and wholly immersed direct experience.

The deep role of time and change is the basic subject matter for all of my work. I'm interested in the “reintegration of fragments” or what Anselm Kiefer has described as “bringing together what has come apart.”

I am interested in revealing images which are very strong; that offer a glimpse of past worlds and indistinct realities; where the boundaries between fiction and documentary blur, and memories take on a life of their own.

(PORTRAIT BY SANDRINE ALBERT)

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New: Profile of Gillian McIver in Stigmart01 Videofocus Summer 2014

Interview on Monocle Radio Sept 2014

CURRENT PROJECT:

Taking Over The King's Land a film by Gillian McIver, 2013

More information:
http://www.kingslandmural.co.uk

currently in festivals and screenings; contact me for details

ABOUT ME
  FILM MAKER AND WRITER
 

CO-FOUNDED LUNA NERA GROUP - TRAVELLING THE WORLD DOING URBAN EXPLORATIONS AND INTERVENTIONS

site-specific art - places I used for site specific projects

  STUDIED FILM AT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER; STUDIED HISTORY AT UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO & BRITISH COLUMBIA
  PHOTOGRAPHER; VIDEO ARTIST; ZINE MAKER
contact me by email
A SELECTIVE CV
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Web Activity:

gillianmciver.org - general blog

500 px - various photos, urban themes

www.sitespecificart.org.uk

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