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Season 2019-2020.


Amanda Dawn Christie


April 2020

April 18th, 3:30 PM, Zoom Webinar - Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts.

Amanda Dawn Christie, Faculty of the Department of Studio Arts.

Faculty of Fine Arts Concordia University


Amanda Dawn Christie

Working with Energy 

as Material for Creation

Videography & Edition: Cristian Zaelzer.

Amanda Dawn Christie is an interdisciplinary new media artist who makes film, installation, performance, and transmission artworks. She completed her MFA at the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts in Vancouver, and is currently an Assistant Professor in Studio Art: Intermedia (Video, Performance, and Electronic Arts) at Concordia University in Montreal. Since 1997, Christie has been involved with artist run culture, in both staff and volunteer positions. She frequently curates, publishes, speaks, teaches workshops, and serves on peer assessment committees across Canada. Her artwork explores the relationship between the human body and analogue technology in a digital age, and has been presented on five continents. 

Her interdisciplinary practice extends to audiences outside of contemporary art circles, and has been profiled by electronic engineering, shortwave, and hacking communities. Critical analysis of Christie’s work has been published in various books, catalogues, and journals. Her films are distributed by the CFMDC, V-Tape, the Dutchfilmbank, and Lightcone and her works can also be found in various private and public art collections.

Christie’s work has been presented by various galleries, museums, festivals, and broadcasters around the world, including the Canadian Film Institute, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the San Francisco Cinematheque, the Millenium Film Workshop in New York, Cannes, Radio Web MACBA of the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona, the BBC, VIVA!, Dazibao, and the Banff Park Museum, among many others. She also works with scientific research facilities, such as HAARP—one of the planet’s only Ionospheric Research Instruments.


On April 18th, 2020, The Convergence Initiative had the honour to host her in our first online talk part if the SciArt ArtSci Series and the Science Symposium 2020.

The Convergence Initiative, in partnership with the Faculty of Fine Arts of Concordia University, is pleased to introduce "Working with energy as material for creation," a conference on signals and formats of energy used to performative creation, and research of the intricacies of our world and our relation to it.


The Convergence Sci-Art/Art-Sci Conferences is a series focussed on the crossover of disciplines with science, especially arts and communication. The talks cover subjects like the influence of media on modern science, the public perception of the scientific method, neuroscience popular misconceptions, neuroscience and technology in the medical practice, or science immersed artistic practice.

The Convergence Initiative is an independent nonprofit initiative developed in partnership with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program of the RI-MUHC, Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts, and Visual Voice Gallery. It is supported by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, The Integrated Program in Neuroscience of McGill University, and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.

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