Parallel is the winner of the Vision Art Prize at the 2010 Visionaria International Video Festival (Italy) and recipient of an jury mention at the 2010 Japan Media Arts Festival. The project exists as both a single-channel video and an interdisciplinary art performance.

Parallel
Owen Eric Wood (Canada)
video, 2009, 7 min. 42 sec.
performance, 2010, 25 min.

An artist creates a series of self portraits in order to better understand his own identity. These images give new life to past emotional states of loneliness and isolation, and by looking at them, the artist relives these experiences and is inspired to create more images. In this process, he discovers himself trapped in a cycle of artistic creation, caught in a loop that has no beginning and no end, an endless journey with no destination. He is merely part of a machine that he himself constructed.

More about this project

Watch documentation of the performance


 

 
AWARDS

2011

Third Prize, Almirante Brown International Video Art Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

2010

Vision Art Prize, Visionaria International Video Festival (Piombino, Italy)
Jury Mention, Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo, Japan)


 
EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES

2012

Soirée Vidéo (Montreal, Canada)
Peek (Windsor, Canada)

2011

Camaguey International Festival of Video Art (Camaguey City, Cuba)
Cultura y Media (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Tis the Season: 100 Artists 100 Works 100 Dollars (Windsor, Canada)
Festival Internacional de Videoarte (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Videoholica (Varna, Bulgaria)
Videoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Art Souterrain (Montreal, Canada)
Les Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois (Montreal, Canada)

2010

ZubrOFFka International Short Film Festival (Bialystok, Poland)
Espacio Enter Canarias Int'l Meeting of Creativity Innovation & Digital Culture (Canary Islands, Spain)
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Kassel, Germany)
Visionaria International Toscana Video Festival (Piombino, Italy)
Sapporo Short Fest 2010 (Sapporo, Japan)
Waterpieces International Contemporary and Video Art Festival (Riga, Latvia)
ARTZOND Festival (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Portobello Film Festival (London, United Kingdom)
Japan Media Arts Festival in Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan)
Hiroshima International Animation Festival (Hiroshima, Japan)
Japan Media Arts Festival in Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey)
FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Osaka Media Arts Forum (Osaka, Japan)
Festival International Montreal en Arts (Montreal, Canada)
Japan Expo (Paris, France)
Media Forum, Moscow International Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)
Made in Emerging Planet (Seoul, South Korea)
Vitheque Launch (Montreal, Canada)
Art Go Round (Toyama, Japan)
Montreal Underground Film Festival (Montreal, Canada)
Short Video Film Screening, Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan)
Festival International du Film sur l'Art (Montreal, Canada)
One Place Leads to Another (Montreal, Canada)
Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo, Japan)