Film- and video- maker, installation artist. Trained at Queen’s and Syracuse University, NY, Toronto-based Abbott started with conceptually rigorous celluloid shorts in the 1990s before moving into art video. Her most narrative-based works were popular at queer festivals, especially the prizewinning film Why I Hate Bees (1997, 4), a comic reminiscence of girlhood. The videos Knee Level (2002, 7) and Rug (2001, 19) are about space and point of view: in the latter, a floor-level camera accidentally captures out of focus fucking during a thunderstorm, and gender and duration are forgotten in a kind of sensuous queer Warholian minimalism.
Montreal , QC
Regina , SK