Michèle Pearson Clarke is a Trinidad-born artist who works in photography, film, video and installation. Using archival, performative and process-oriented strategies, her work explores the personal and political possibilities afforded by considering experiences of emotions related to longing and loss. Her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings at Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto; Studio XX, Montreal; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; International Film Festival Rotterdam; and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Based in Toronto, she holds an MSW from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Documentary Media Studies from Ryerson University, where she was a contract lecturer for the fall 2017 semester. Currently, she is the EDA Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Find out more about her work here →
I will be using medium format film to shoot the portraits for this project, and I am so grateful to have Brendan George Ko’s technical expertise to help realize this work.
Formally, Brendan George Ko is a visual storyteller who works in photography, video, installation, text, and sound. His work is about conveying a sense of experience through storytelling and describes the image as supplementary to the story it represents. In 2010, Ko received his BFA from Ontario College of Art & Design where he majored in photography, and in addition he practiced sculpture and curation. During his time in the Masters in Visual Arts programme at the University of Toronto his practice shifted into video and sound with the guidance of Kim Tomczak.
Ko’s work has been included in such events as The Magenta Foundation’s annual photography exhibition and publication, Flash Forward, the juried exhibition Hey! Hot Shot by Jen Bekman in New York City, and in numerous auctions such as ACT’s Snap! Live Auction, Buddies in Bad Times’ Art Attack Auction, and Youthline’s Line Art Auction. In addition he has been commissioned by The Hospital for Sickkids and the Harbourfront Centre. Find out more about his work here →