Isolated Gestures: Landing Sites
Based in Canada, Kent Tate creates artworks that navigate various separate, yet coexisting worlds. Kent has been exhibited internationally at film and new media festivals, symposiums, juried screenings/exhibitions, and solo gallery installations. He has received awards, grants, and artist residencies for his projects from the Banff Centre, the Wallace Stegner house, the Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Hawaii State Arts Foundation, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. He is currently working on a number of new movies while preparing material for prints, and video - sculptural installations. Beginning in 2016, the AGSC will be touring his Exhibition “Movies for a Pulsing Earth." Kent’s single channel movie “Isolated Gestures” won the Ruth Shaw award (best of Saskatchewan) and was nominated for the Golden Sheaf award (experimental film category) in the 2015 Yorkton Film Festival.
There are places that we seek, and there are places that find us. One can never know for sure which comes first; the seeking or the finding. Often the unexpected moment occurs, the unforeseen discoveries. The meaning of which is informed by how one perceives that moment.
Single view movies shown: Truck on a house - Car drifting on a flooded plain - Signs flying over a lake - A super storm engulfs a building - Ghost train - Lightening strikes a plywood structure - Rail yard secured by a fire fighter - Electrical discharge in central city - Outskirts of prairie dog town. The full versions of these movies range from 2 min. to 5 min. in length and will be shown with audio on separate HDTV panels when exhibited. Filmed entirely in southern Saskatchewan, Canada.
“I am concerned with the act of seeing. That is the place from where I start, so everything I do originates from there. Seeing can be expressed through the literal, and the metaphorical, shaping relationships within a confluence of the personal, the political, and the poetic." Kent Tate