Deanne Achong presented a work in progress, Bird, that is part of a larger piece focussed around the concept of archival material relating to jazz music from the 1930s-1950s. Bird is created in Flash, a recombined and altered version of a quicktime video found on the web.
Deanne is an artist working in Vancouver, Canada. Her practice explores photographic and digital media in installations and net art. She has exhibited her work in Canada, the US and Europe. She was an artist-in-residence at the Caribbean Contemporary Arts in Trinidad in 2003, and will be pursuing a web residency at La Chambre Blanche in Quebec in the spring of 2005. She is originally from Montreal and holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. She teaches part-time at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.
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