Colby Richardson is a media artist and experimental filmmaker currently based in Toronto ON, Canada. Driven by a fascination with underused media technologies and by the way we interact with and value the technology at our disposal, Richardson’s work examines the artistic capabilities of tools and devices often unconsidered and dismissed.By utilizing and re-contextualising historic video equipment, everyday software, and ubiquitous electronics, Richardson creates dynamic and textural visual and auditory works, taking the form of; installations, performances, video-sculptures, expanded cinema, and single-channel film and video. His work embraces chaos and jarring stimulus, and engages with unconventional medium-specificity in a playful, structural, and exploratory manner.
Colby has exhibited and screened work across Canada and internationally including Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Videofag (Toronto, ON), Antimatter (Victoria, BC), WNDX (Winnipeg, MB), Artists Television Access (San Francisco, CA), Studio Kura (Itoshima, Japan), Flatpack Film Festival (Birmingham, UK), International Video Art Festival Madrid (Madrid, Spain) and at the European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück, Germany). His work has been featured in publications including Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and Black Flash.
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