Frances Leeming

Media artist Frances Leeming's performance and film projects explore the relationship between gender, technology and consumerism. Her work has been presented and exhibited across Canada, the U.S., Britain and Poland. Her collage animation, The Orientation Express (1987) has been screened extensively including Festival of Festivals, Toronto (1992), Festival de Cine y Video Joven Cubano, National Gallery of Cuba, Havana (1990), Seattle Women's Film Festival, Seattle, (1990), Women in the Director's Chair, Women's Film and Video Festival, Chicago (1989), ASIFA Animation Festival, San Francisco, (1989) .Selected purchases include the National Gallery of Canada, the Women's Television Network, Cornell University, California Institute For The Arts, PBS, Channel Four, and SBS (Australia). Leeming currently completed her third collage animation, Genetic Admiration (2005) which took the grand prize at Images Festival in Toronto. Her experimental film work has been featured in Public 25: Experimentalism (2002) and performance history in Caught in the Act , an anthology of performance art by Canadian Women (2004)
Leeming has guest lectured throughout Canada and taught in the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University, Montreal. She now teaches in the Department of Film Studies, Queen's University, Kingston. Currently, The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston is organizing a survey exhibition and symposium
Animate/Recombinant: the Media Works of Frances Leeming for October 2005.


Genetic Admiration

2005, 23:00 minutes, colour, English

The Orientation Express

1987, 14:00 minutes

Critical Writing

Happenings: Genetic Carnival
by Emily Elsa Hamilton. MAG Mass Art Guide, Apr. Spring 2006.
Cinema Canada: Festivals
by *Not Documented. Cinema Canada, Sept. 1989.
Art as a way of life in festival show; [Final Edition]
by Nancy Baele. Ottawa Citizen, Sept. 16, 1989.
On Show: The Working Artist, a group show at A Space, to May 30
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe and Mail, May 21, 1987.