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." Stories and explorations of real things, real places, reinterpreted through an expressionistic, subjective and wholly immersed direct experience. Darkly poetic explorations of places, influenced by Gaston Bachelard, Henri Lefebvre, Thomas deQuincey ...

Philosophically I'm influenced by Raoul Vaneigem.

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.

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CURRENT PROJECT:

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

 

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

ABOUT ME
1997 - 2008

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

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

1994 - 1997 STUDENT OF FILM AT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER, SOME-TIME SQUATTER AND GENERAL EXPONENT OF ALL THINGS COUNTERCULTURE
pre 1994 STUDENT OF HISTORY AT UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO & BRITISH COLUMBIA; NOISE FAN; PHOTOGRAPHER; VIDEO ARTIST; MAKER OF MANY ZINES OF UNDERGROUND SUBCULTURAL MAYHEM
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Web Activity:

gillianmciver.org - general blog

Spectacus - one-of-a-kind photos blog

500 px - various photos, urban themes

www.sitespecificart.org.uk

Atelier:

Studio75 London

Twitter @studio75London

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