CONVERSALON we presented electronic media artist Nell Tenhaaf from Toronto and Paul Bush, English filmmaker most well-known for experimental stop frame animation. The event was spiced up by a delicious vegetarian dinner cooked by Jorge and Alexandra. (The main dish: fruit curry!!! )

Nell Tenhaaf (born in 1951 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a Canadian, Toronto-based photographer, teacher, writer and a feminist.Received a B.F.A. in 1974 and M.F.A. in 1989 both from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec The bulk of Tenhaaf’s art was produced during the time she lived in Montreal, Quebec (since 1969); however, her work has been exhibited not only in Canada, but also in the United States and Europe.[2]Today Nell Tenhaaf lives in Toronto, Ontario and works as an Associate Professor in the Visual Arts department of York University.
Date May, 15th2015

-Paul Bush’s fPaul Bush’s films challenge the boundaries that separate fiction, documentary and animation. His background in Fine Art is an influence on all his work and this is reflected in its inclusion in art collections and exhibitions as well as cinema distribution and television broadcast. During the 1980’s he wrote and directed several short and medium length films that were critically acclaimed but it was not until the 1990’s that his films became widely distributed and he was able to concentrate all his attention on film-making. During the 90’s his films were commissioned by all the major broadcasters, won numerous awards and were shown in cinemas, exhibitions and television all around the world. During this period he usually used single frame techniques often involving live action elements. His background in Fine Art is an influence on all his work and this is reflected in its inclusion in art collections and exhibitions as well as cinema distribution and television broadcast. During the 1980’s he wrote and directed several short and medium length films that were critically acclaimed but it was not until the 1990’s that his films became widely distributed and he was able to concentrate all his attention on film-making. In 1999 he was polled in second place in Creation’s list of top directors of animation. In 1996 he set up his company Ancient Mariner Productions to produce his own films and he also directs commercials and his clients have included Panasonic and Philips. In 2003 he was awarded a Nesta fellowship to develop feature films. His first feature Babeldom was completed in 2012. Due to the uncertainty of funding in the UK since 2000 he has increasingly relied on teaching to finance his work.

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