Reconstructing Resilience

Anna McIntyre

Anna Jane McIntyre is a visual artist with a practice combining drawing, traditional and experimental printmaking, sculpture, puppetry, performance, installation, costume and micro-activism. She received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto and an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal. McIntyre’s love of the nighttime spectacle, cheap glamour, the complexity of being human, lights and action has resulted in an obsession with cultural theory. Her artistic language is a constantly evolving mash-up of Caribbean, British and Canadian cultural traditions.

McIntyre is a member of Atelier Graff print studio and has been the recipient of multiple grants (Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec travel grants & Vivacité Montréal 2015, Société d’État relevant du ministre de la Culture et des Communication (SODEC), Centre interuniversitaire des arts médiatiques (CIAM)). Her work has been shown in Brazil, Canada, the U.S.A., England, South Africa and is in multiple collections including that of the Canada Council Art Bank.

McIntyre’s short playful stop motion video explores what it is to flex and change, survive and thrive. Using modest analogue means including collage, the video intuitively discusses what it is to take responsibility for the past as well as free yourself from it and imagine new world orders.




IMG_7753As You Are/Comme tu es

Stop motion animation duration: 1 minute, 17seconds

This film is symbolic of using what you have at the moment that you are in. Using the past and community knowledge to solve common problems one drop/action at a time. All the images and actions are symbolic (erasure, addition, analogue textures, handwriting, links to the past etc.).

Photo Credit: Komal Faiz