Event

Artist Talk: Lisa Jackson

The PI Custer in collaboration with the CURC in Interactive Documentary and the cross cluster Immersive reality lab would like to invite all interested to an artist talk Zoom Showcase with award winning Film/VR/Installation artist Lisa Jackson.

This event will be hosted by Daniel Cross who in discussion with Lisa will explore her active and extremely diverse artistic trajectories in these oddest of times while celebrating her unique voice. 

Please RSVP for ZOOM link: vr.milieux@concordia.ca and be sure to include ‘Lisa Jackson talk’ in the subject line of your email.

Lisa Jackson’s work has screened at SXSW, Berlinale, Hotdocs, Tribeca and London BFI, and aired widely on television. Her experimental short Lichen premiered at Sundance in 2020 and she’s made works ranging from IMAX to VR, animation to a residential school musical. Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier won the 2017 imagineNATIVE Best Doc award and is one of the top watched docs on CBC.

Her Webby-nominated VR Biidaaban: First Light premiered at Tribeca, exhibited internationally to 25,000+ people, and won a Canadian Screen Award, the second time she’s received this honour. In 2016, she directed the VR HIGHWAY OF TEARS for CBC Radio’s The Current which was nominated for a Canadian Association of Journalists award. In 2015 she was drama director for the APTN/ZDF docudrama series 1491: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS, based on the bestselling book by Charles C. Mann, which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. She’s made more than 20 films, including CTV doc RESERVATION SOLDIERS, 1-hour doc HOW A PEOPLE LIVE, and shorts SAVAGE, SUCKERFISH and SNARE.

She is currently at work on a range of projects spanning genres including Hot Docs Citizen Minutes short docs on civic engagement, the hybrid feature doc Wilfred Buck and a feature animation Mush Hole. 

She is mixed Anishinaabe (Aamjiwnaang) and settler descent, earned a BFA in Film from Simon Fraser University, an MFA in Film Production from York University, and lives in Toronto. She’s an alumna of TIFF Talent and Writers Labs, IDFA Summer School, and CFC Directors Lab. Playback Magazine named her one of Ten to Watch.