Vanessa Eidse is an artist in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin for the 2019 Riding Mountain Artists Residency.
Vanessa is a visual and media artist who received her MFA from York University in Toronto. She grew up in rural Manitoba and spent one week every summer with her family in Riding Mountain National Park. Her work has been screened and exhibited across Canada and in Europe.
During her residency in Riding Mountain National Park, Vanessa will continue her research into perpetual motion machines and will be working on a kinetic sculpture. In addition, she will be collecting video footage for the beginnings of a video.
“I grew up in rural Manitoba. For one week during the summer my family would come to Riding Mountain to camp and vacation with family. When I was in University, I worked one summer teaching art classes to children at the Wasagaming Community Arts Centre. I would walk from my tiny cabin on the hill outside of town, along the lakeside trail which ends in Deep Bay. I did not know at the time that the abandoned log cabin I would pass on that trail, would someday be refurbished, and provide me with this opportunity to return. To Deep Bay, as well as a full-time art practice.”
Join Vanessa on Friday, July 12th, where she will talk about her artistic work and research on perpetual motion machines and chain reaction contraptions.