[ISEA2020] Artist Statement: Allison Moore — Wunderkammer

Artist Statement

Tags: Collections, Installation, Multiscreen, New Media

Wunderkammer is a multi-screen installation work representing a magical cabinet of curiosity. Strange and wondrous objects appear within the cabinet frame of video screens and are animated alive. A Wunderkammer is a Cabinet of Curiousity and wonder. Beginning in the 16th century, Wunderkammer were a precursor to the modern museum and displayed a random assortment of collected objects ranging from natural history, geology, archeology and cultural artifacts. The objects were organized in wooden cabinets and drawers of various scales. Some collections contain surreal and strange objects that are unknown or unclassifiable. Wunderkammer by Allison Moore, as part of a Call for projects in partnership with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal. In response to the recent COVID-19 health regulations and recommendations in Montreal, the ISEA2020 Exhibition at the Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto is cancelled. We invite you to check out Allison Moore’s work online.

  • Allison Moore is a new media artist working in expanded cinema and based in Montréal, Canada. Currently an MFA candidate in Film Production at Concordia University, she is advancing research in immersive media and VR as a member of Milieux. For the past 14 years, she has crafted an independent practice participating in residencies, workshops, and exhibitions internationally. Her work has been programmed at Tokyo Arts and Space (Japan), OBORO (Montreal), Traverse Video (France), Museu de Arte de Belem (Brazil), Festival of Nouveau Cinéma (Montréal), FIFA Experimental (Montréal), MAPP Festival and MUTEK Montreal. Her series of multi-screen video panoramas depict improbable landscapes referencing scenic dioramas. She is currently in production with a new media public art work for The Grand Théâtre de Québec. Moore works as a freelance editor, compositor and animator as well as teaching workshops in New Media practices. allisonmoore.net