Chelsea Reid is a filmmaker, artist, and author from Northern Ontario. She is a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, and her work highlights the fractal geometry of nature as a blueprint for existence, digital networking as a means of cultural preservation, and media history. Her areas of research include digital humanities, social constructivism through the arts and network theory. Currently attending the University of Guelph for a Master's of Art History and Visual Culture, her thesis focuses on the digital preservation of arts and culture through the concept of fractal ontology.
Reid is influenced by a wide range of thinkers and artists including the work of the polymath Benoit Mandelbrot, author Christopher Jobson, synesthete Daniel Tammet, post-industrial rococo sculptor Kris Kuksi, industrial photographer Ed Burtynsky and the activist art collectives Onaman Collective and Just Seeds.
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AT THE MORAINE
Envisioning the Concerns of Ice
Filmed in Ilulissat Greenland, At the Moraine was an interdisciplinary conference that addresses the geopolitical conversation around glacial ice. It will be also be an upcoming mini-documentary and online interview series based on conference proceedings. The event was organized by Amanda Boetzkes and Jeff Diamanti that took place in Ilulissat, Greenland in June of 2019.
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Algonquin Art Centre Film
A short film made of DSLR footage during the summer of 2017. The work features imagery from stained glass artist Peter Allan Rice and the collodion wet plate photography process of Christine Fitzgerald.