DIRS. KRISTA DAVIS & CARI TANGEDAL, 2015, 7 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Through stop-motion animation, live footage and text, the wild of the Yukon is personified as an older, wiser lover, coaxing viewers to come live in her extremes, let go of things they thought they once needed, and find the part of themselves that the noise and structures and expectations of the cities have obstructed, hidden and tamed.
About the filmmakers
Krista Davis is a visual artist working in video, animation, performance and installation. Her current work engages with the messiness of human and non-human co-existence in this age of ecological crisis. She seeks imaginative, even if somewhat impossible propositions to restructure prevailing cultural and political relationships with the land in hopes these propositions plant seeds towards the larger ideological shift needed for a more sustainable world. Davis has exhibited her work at festivals and in galleries internationally. She holds a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and MFA from Arizona State University.
Cari completed the first year of her fine arts degree in Dawson City at Yukon SOVA in 2009, and finished in Halifax at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2014. She works primarily in oil paint, as well as sculpture, video, and stop motion animation. She has shown work at the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Nocturne at Night, The Khyber Center For The Arts,The Halifax Independent Film Festival, and the Out east Film Festival. She has exhibited paintings in the Shiver Arts Festival, Yukon Arts Centre, Confluence Gallery and Odd Gallery in Dawson City.
She lives in Dawson City where she is currently working on a body of oil paintings.