- Andrea Taylor | 2017
- Analogy to a Blue Flame, Pink & White
- 14 x 24 in.
The c-prints are created using stills from the artist’s own film Analogy to a Blue Flame, video 5 min 26sec to be played on a continuous loop, 2016.
A photocopied photograph of a screen capture of the Serpentine Dance has the figure cut out. The cut out is meant to highlight the edge of the body, where the body meets or interacts with the world. It is also meant to accentuate the edge as one does in sculpture. The cutout acts as a viewfinder on the very film that it came from, The 1896 Serpentine Dance film plays upside down under the cutout. The video also pulses with a slight movement which involves the viewer’s body mimicking the pulse or heart beat rhythm from the artist’s own body as the work was created. As the viewer watches, sometimes the fabric pulsing looks like a flame and at other times it looks, perhaps, other-worldly and unknown or unknowable and at other moments you see a foot and guess what might be happening, then are taken back into the pulsing colours seen through the view-finder cut-out figure.
Andrea’s work focuses on what it’s like to live in a body (rather than what a body looks like). She considers body fragilities, temporality, and corporeality using ordinary materials creating abstract figure sculptures and paintings which enter a wordless conversation with the viewer. In 2020, she was part of "God in Reverse: When Wisdom Defies Capture" at Richmond Art Gallery in a show curated by Mohammad Salemy. She holds an MFA Visual Art from VCFA (2014); had solo shows at Back Gallery Project and Malaspina Printmakers; completed 2017 Banff Centre Spring Intensive Residency and two collaborative drawing residencies. Andrea recently received a Canada Council grant to create her sculptures. She teaches at ECUAD Continuing Studies.