Aaron Pollard

A Montréal-based performance and video artist, Aaron has created and presented video and multimedia performance works to Canadian and International audiences since the early 1990s. He maintains a wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary practice including writing, performing, programming, video production and web casting. Aaron’s current preoccupations include narrative form, time-based art, story-telling, fluctuating identities, and the discursive power of landscape. He is a graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Media Division) and he obtained an MFA in Studio Arts (Open Media) from Concordia University. Along with his own creative projects, Aaron is active in a variety of community initiatives: notably in the advancement of professional development workshops for artists and as a member of the board for the national service organization, CQAM (Conseil Québecois des Arts Médiatiques) from 2004-2006. Throughout the years, Aaron has assisted colleagues in their migration toward video and in the incorporation of electronic media into their creative pursuits, including artists such as Cheryl Simon, Tammy Forsythe, Laurel Woodcock, Shari Hatt and Diane Landry. Most recently he was asked to create video projections for the staging of the musical composition, Murderous Little World, by composer Linda Bouchard, under the direction of Keith Turnbull, as well as contributing video interventions for dance companies (Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company) and theatre (The Scandelles). Since 2001, Aaron has collaborated with Montréal artist, Stephen Lawson on multi-media cabaret performances and video art works that have toured nationally and abroad. Currently Aaron works as the Technical Director for OBORO New Media Lab and Exhibition Centre in Montréal.

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