Approved: 28.08.2006

Trisha McCrae

Artist, Curator, Art historian, Writer

Archived
Approved: 28.08.2006

My work is often raw, immediate and provocative. I use film and the editing process to tell stories which carry powerful personal meaning.
Film is exciting because it allows us to —examine ourselves, imitate ourselves, extend ourselves, reshape our reality right into the abstract.
As a filmmaker/curator/installation artist I explore theatrical experiences that lure the viewer into the

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  • Location: Cambridge, East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Art historical research, Public art, Critical writing, Curating, Film-making
 

Biography

My work is often raw, immediate and provocative. I use film and the editing process to tell stories which carry powerful personal meaning. Film is exciting because it allows us to —examine ourselves, imitate ourselves, extend ourselves, reshape our reality right into the abstract. As a filmmaker/curator/installation artist I explore theatrical experiences that lure the viewer into the physical and perceptual world surrounding them: intimate worlds where the viewer can participate in the act of seeing. I use music and lighting entice the viewer to move from a conscious level of looking to a more unconscious level where they can project elements of their own memories, desires and fears onto what they see. I was trained as a sculptor and painter so I am acutely aware of compositional techniques and three dimensionality so when planning an installation space or directing performers or shooting a film, it is always with artistic reference to the drama of the Baroque era. I use the whole space as a metaphor for the structure of my existence. I have found that creating installations is the best way to harness the symbolic, emotional and dramatic elements of my work together for public discern.

CV & Education

Public realm 2012 - Faux Voir , Traverse Video Festival, Toulouse France. 2011 - 4TH VIDEOHOLICA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL , Videoholica international art festival, Varna , Bulgaria 2011 - Lucretia, Whitechapel Gallery , London 2011 - Traverse Video, interview, Lycee Des Arenes, Toulouse, Toulouse, France 2010 - Abandon Normal Devices AND Festival, Cornerhouse, Manchester 2009 - Saz Jaz and Holly, The Strawberry Fair Film Festival, this Friday at 7pm, Cambridge 2009 - The Light Rain Gallery, Hat Factory Luton, Luton Qualifications and training 2007 - Final Cut Pro 101, Soho Editors, London, London 2007 - Final Cut Pro 300, Soho Editors, London, London 2006 - Experimental Video Art, Cambridge Film Consortium/Kettles Yard/ARU, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge 2005 - Arts Development and Teaching, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge 2003 - BA (Hons) Art and Art History, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Group exhibitions 2011 - In Close Succession, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK 2010 - Film Screening, Wallspace Gallery, London Wall 2009 - 999 Project, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge 2009 - Neuf: Artist Filmmakers, Arts Picturehouse Cambridge, Cambridge 2008 - Curator of MindSpace exhibition, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge 2008 - Jerwood Moving Image Award Shortlist, Jerwood Space, London 2008 - MindSpace exhibition, Ruskin Gallery Cambridge, Cambridge 2008 - What Do We See. Artist moving image, Jerwood Moving Image Award, London 2007 - Lit, Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridge 2006 - Broughton House Gallery, Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge 2006 - Esquilos Lejanos, Centro de Historia de Zaragoza, Spain., Zaragoza. Curated projects 2011 - The Potential of Vacancy, Live 8 Tulca Festival, Galway Ireland, Galway, Ireland Live/Performance 2012 - Live Improvised Music to Film., Puskin Gallery, 5 Bloomsbury Square, London., London, UK 2011 - Woman Filmmakers and Improvised Music, HMS President London, London, UK 2010 - London New Wind Festival, October Gallery, 24 Old Glouscester Street, Bloomsbury, London 2008 - Film installation, TV studio, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge 2007 - Lights Camera Action, Wysing Arts Centre Cambridge, Cambourne, Cambridge 2005 - Seven Deadly Sins, installation and performance event, Tadlow Granary, Wandlebury, Cambridge 2003 - 'in the name of the father', installation/performance/video, TV studio, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Intervention 2012 - Neuf At Home, Sleaford Street Cambridge, Cambridge Artist talks 2010 - Agnus Dei, Whitechapel Gallery London, London 2009 - Neuf Artist Filmmakers film night, Lothbury Centre, Weston Colville, Cambridge 2009 - Saz Jaz and Holly, Whitechapel Gallery London, London Other 2007 - The Big Chill Festival, Forgotten Girlhood, The Big Chill Festival, Eastnore 2007 - What Do We See, Screening in the Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery London 2006 - Forgotten Girlhood, Whitechapel Gallery, London 2006 - Forgotten Girlhood: video short, 26th Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge