Blood and Glass
Frances McKenzie created a paper prison, an Alcatraz of shadow people who are controlled by Scully, a skeleton dictator. Scully turns everyone with punkflare into a shadow. Lisa, the narrator/singer fights off Scully and escapes this prison by following her heart. But Scully might have actually always been a part of Lisa... Calling upon images from Frida Kahlo paintings and 80s neon art, the video for Punk Shadows is filled with metaphors and secrets to be discovered by watching it again and again.
Frances Adair Mckenzie is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal, whose practice includes video installation, performance, animation, painting, collaborative ventures, and immersive theatrical events. She holds a diploma in New Media from B.C.I.T. and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. Her video work has been exhibited most recently in London and Berlin with collaborative projects debuting in Iceland and Belgium. She has also exhibited work at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and the Satosphere of the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT). Several of her animations have been commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada. In 2016, she produced the visuals and animations for an augmented reality artist book, Glossed Over & Tucked Up, which was published by Anteism Press.