Christina Zeidler

By in Residency on April 2, 2009

Christina Zeidler

Christina Zeidler is a film and video artist with over twenty film and video titles in distribution, which have shown internationally at festivals and appeared on television. In 2003 Christina was named one of Toronto’s 10 best Filmmakers by Cameron Bailey, and won the Best Canadian Media Award at the 2004 Images Film Festival for her recent films Machine Guts and Kill Road.

Zeidler is interested in combining small gauge, hand-processed, and camera-less film techniques with digital and electronic media. Recently, she has founded FREESHOW SEYMOUR, a film collective, with artist Allyson Mitchell, to explore their mutual crush on film. Together they have begun to travel a retrospective tour of their film work, which was presented by Pleasure Dome and will be part of the Albright Knox Beyond/In Western New York Biennial.

Her video and photo installations have shown at galleries in Toronto including Lennox Contemporary, Katherine Mulherin Art Projects, and Zsa-Zsa, and has participated in TAAFI. Christina Completed an artist designed room at the Gladstone Hotel called “Snap Shot”, based on a combination of furniture design and photo-based work.

She completed the web-based/CD-ROM project Bulk Bin during the “Big Rocky Candy Mountain” residency at The Banff Centre.

Curatorial work includes: “Come Up To My Room” alternative Design Event with Pamila Matharu (03-06, Gladstone Hotel). Series of collaborative films: Queen St. By Numbers (03) and House Call (04), a collection of one minute pieces by 30 artists scored live with musician and performers.

As one half of the euro-electronica-pop-diva sensation INA UNT INA, she pursues her love of performance and music. Christina helped spearhead the community-based project: THE PLAYGROUND working with youth-at-risk across Toronto for two years, producing over one hundred video titles. In ’98 she co-published the infamous PETZINE, which sought to radicalize the representation of pets. Christina is currently developing the GLADSTONE HOTEL in Toronto.

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