Queen's Film and Media

Queen's Film and Media

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Emily Pelstring is a media artist whose work spans the areas of installation, performance, animation, and video. Her work explores the materiality and history of moving-image media in order to force confrontation with the constructed nature of images. Using a combination of digital and vintage analog tools, she delivers expanded fictions about women’s experiences and relationship to cinematic representation.  
Emily has taught both film and new media production courses at Concordia University and Dawson College. She is joining Queen's Film and Media to teach 2nd-year production and upper levels digital and multi-media courses.
Emily holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Film/Animation/ Video, and an MFA from Concordia University. 

Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, film festivals and music festivals, including Transmediale Berlin, Seoul International New Media Festival, L’Alternativa Independent Film Festival Barcelona, NeXT International Film Festival Bucharest, Antimatter Media Art Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pop Montreal, the PHI Centre, Khyber Centre for the Arts, and FoFA Gallery. Her work has been supported by residencies at the Experimental TV Centre, Studio XX, and SAW Video Association. She has done visual commissions for musicians including Aids Wolf, AroarA, Julia Holter, Slim Twig, U.S. Girls, and co-directed a Prism Prize nominated video for Yamantaka // Sonic Titan with Ruby Kato Attwood.  Emily collaborates on music, video, installation and performance work with Jessica Mensch under the moniker Inflatable Deities, and with Katherine Kline as The Powers.

Emily is teaching FILM 250, FILM 315, and FILM 410.