Photos: Keith Martin
Note: It has been difficult to photograph the movement associated with this piece in low light. Please be advised these images are scheduled for replacement.
LIVING is a signal channel video projection project. In this installation, Ozpeta experiments with elements of visual grammar by focusing on body language. Using a large Cedar tree, which Ozpeta sees as a human being: a woman. Viewers will
experience the large-scale image of a woman’s onto the surface of a tree. The image of the woman appears from darkness and merges from within the life force of the tree. The image and the moment both become alive in an unusual dimension. Ozpeta’s aim is to reflect aspects of isolation, alienation and adaptation experienced in a new environment.
About the Artist:
Originally from Turkey, Sebnem Ozpeta is a Vancouver based videographer / editor and visual artist.
She has been producing short experimental films and working as an editor/camera operator and collaborating with artists, performances, storytellers, dancers and filmmakers for more than 8 years.
She has collaborated with local and international artists such as: Henry Daniel -“SKIN”,
Veda Hille & Ivan Coyote- “Love That Won’t Shut Up”, Gillian Darling Kovanic-“Alekha”,
Cindy Mochizuki-“Wake”, Yayoi Hirano-“Identity”.
She studied Classical Graphic Design and worked as a graphic designer for 4 years in Turkey, where she was born and raised. She also completed the Digital Film Program at the Art Institute of Vancouver in 2003.