pivot art gallery | Clint Enns

Video artist Clint Enns explores a wide range of topics in his work: from cinema, to technology, to spirituality, his research clearly influences his work. The combination of academic investigation and artistic experimentation makes for smart contemporary twists on major themes in film and video history.

By editing and mixing video footage from many and varied sources, Enns can imbue video games with new (and astute) meaning, explore the spiritual side of film history, and embrace the materiality of film imagery even when that materiality only exists digitally. He wryly references art and film history, contemporary culture, gaming technology, while showing off the often overlooked beauty of analogue.

In addition to video, presented here is a body of still images that the artist refers to as 'Post Cinema'. By combining digital imaging with analogue film, he exposes the weaknesses in both while shrewdly leveraging the strengths. The intertwining of still and moving photography in this series reflects an earnest understanding of the historical issues and engages the viewer on both a detailed and a general level.

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Clint Enns is a video artist and filmmaker from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His work has shown both nationally and internationally at festivals, alternative spaces and mircocinemas. He has recently completed a Master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Manitoba, and is currently continuing his graduate studies in cinema and media at York University. He is also the co-director of Vector Game + Art Convergence. More info at: vimeo.com/clintenns and clintenns.tumblr.com