Born in Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Lorna Boschman has been a documentary and media artist for over twenty years. In March 2011, she will be a guest of Panorama of Quebec and Canadian Video, 29 FIFI Festival International Du Film Sur L’Art, in Montréal. Curated by Nicole Gingras, the program will present two retrospective evenings of media works directed by Lorna Boschman. Previously, her work has screened at international festivals and venues, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Two of her experimental documentaries are part of the collection at the National Gallery of Canada, and her videos have won numerous awards including the Kathleen Shannon and two Golden Sheaf Awards at the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival. For almost a decade, Boschman worked at Video In Studios (now VIVO), an artist-run media arts centre in Vancouver as an administrator and instructor.
Since 2000, Boschman has directed several videos, including Before the New Millennium (2007) about the performances of Kiss & Tell, a Vancouver-based collective whose work examined lesbian sexuality and censorship. Boschman previously directed Drawing the Line (1992) and True Inversions (1992) about earlier Kiss & Tell projects. For two years, Boschman directed a media workshop, teaching adults with developmental disabilities to direct videos about what citizenship and community meant to them. Jointly sponsored by the National Film Board of Canada (Pacific region) and the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, the project was documented as this ability (2006). Most recently, Boschman joined artists Vicki Moulder and T’Uy’Tanat-Cease Wyss to create The Talking Poles (2009-10), interactive sound sculptures that respond to people walking in a greenway by playing messages to future generations from local community members. The project was sponsored by the City of Surrey as a result of the city’s designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada.
In 2010, Boschman is a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Her research interests include studying how novice directors use digital media to communicate, and how women over forty use digital fitness games to support a program of physical activity.
2007, 26:56 minutes, colour, English
2004, 27:24 minutes, colour, English w Fr. sub
2003, 13:00 minutes, Colour, English
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