Frances Adair Mckenzie

Frances Adair Mckenzie is a multi-media artist who combines genres and technologies as a means to invoke the construction of fantastical internal and external worlds. Her work in motion-design, animation and immersive installation evokes a din of concentrated effects that meld both high and low cultural references and technologies. With a simultaneous eye to the history of art and the culture of Pop she extends upon the precedents of feminism and digital culture only to foreground the spectacle as a D.I.Y. space of subversion and tool of empowerment.

Frances Adair Mckenzie lives and works in Montréal. She attained a diploma in New Media from B.C.I.T. and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. The National Film Board of Canada has commissioned her animations and her work has been exhibited at the Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, and in the Satosphere of the Société des Arts Technologiques. Frances also collaborates with Aleks Schurmer, to form the collective Party Like it's 1699. The collective's aim is to take classical music from the confines of the modern concert hall and to reclaim it as a popular medium in the form of a digital Baroque opera.

Frances is based in Montreal but originates from 100 mile house, BC and thanks her origins for a strong dutch protestant work ethic. She strongly agrees with Nietzsche that, “we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”