A selection of video pieces by Miya Turnbull including some of my Projection Installations, New Media projects, Animations, Performances and documenting my artwork.
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2 Channel Installation by Miya Turnbull (Mask Animation and Projection)
Masks are animated using stop motion and morph programs then projected onto white masks on the wall creating a 3D hologram-like moving images created by artist Miya Turnbull. Originally installed and exhibited in Lethbridge, Alberta at the Gallery Potemkin in 1999 with thanks to David Hoffos for projector use. Thanks also to Alex Hamilton for helping with added vocals. This installation was set up and filmed in Halifax with the help of Christian Sparkes in 2002.
Self Portrait Masks and Video by Miya Turnbull. 2019. Visual Artist Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This video was screened at PHOTOPHOBIA Film Festival, Aug 2020 co-presented by Hamilton Artists Inc and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Unfortunately due fo Covid-19, the screening was online only. This video also has been shown at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, NS as part of a group exhibit entitled, "I am What I am" curated by Brandt Eisner, September 2020. To see more of her artwork, please check out her website: www.miyaturnbull.com and her instagram page: @miyamask
Another variation in my Woven Mask series. Weaving together strips of white into my self-portrait, representing on a very basic level, being half-british/scottish. I usually identify as half-japanese. I rarely ever say, half-white, even though it's just as much a part of me. In fact, I grew up on a farm in rural Alberta, so being a farm kid has shaped me tremendously. I don't mean to erase that part of me by saying half-japanese as if the other half doesn't matter. Growing up, people always asked me where I was from.They weren't asking me what town or province I was from. Rather, they weren't satisfied until I said I was half-japanese.
Behind the Mask 1: Miya Turnbull
Fashion for Bank Robbers invites you to explore the world of contemporary mask and headpiece artists from all over the world. We start this journey with mask maker Miya Turnbull from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Subscribe to our channel for more "Behind the Mask" videos. ✩ FOLLOW FFBR: https://www.instagram.com/fashion_for_bank_robbers/ ✩ ARTIST: Miya Turnbull: https://www.instagram.com/miyamask/ ✩ VIDEO EDITING: Kat Tolkovsky: https://www.kattolkovsky.com/ ✩ CURATOR: Carina Shoshtary: https://www.instagram.com/carinashoshtary/ ✩ PRODUCTION COMPANY: noprocess films: https://www.noprocess.com/ ✩ ARTIST LAST IMAGE: Francisco Sanabria: https://www.instagram.com/franciscosanabria/ ✩ ARTGRID / ARTLIST kindly provided the music in this video. They offer high-quality video footage and music with unlimited licence use for content creators. Sign up through our affiliate links to get 2 extra months added to your subscription: ARTGRID: https://tinyurl.com/y4nfsbsn ARTLIST: https://tinyurl.com/y4jsynm3 ✩ PATREON: Become a FFBR patron to join the FFBR community, and to support this channel, and other FFBR projects: https://www.patreon.com/fashionforbankrobbers ✩ FFBR LOGO DESIGN: Tanja Kischel from Umwerk: https://umwerk.eu/
Self- Portrait, 2021
Video by Miya Turnbull showing some of her favourite masks and video clips in one compilation. All artwork and editing by Miya Turnbull. This video was live streamed March 20th, 2021 through the Art Arena's Volume 4 Artist Showcase, through the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op in Halifax. Music is licensed through Adobe Stock. Track #1 is Lo-Fi Hip Hop by Flashing Music and Track #2 is Lemon Wedge in the Sky by Sarah, the Illstrumentalist. To see more of Miya's masks, please visit www.miyaturnbull.com or follow her on Instagram @miyamask.
Somewhere In Between by Miya Turnbull
This series of 5 self-portrait masks explore my cultural identity as half-Japanese. These are "Inside Out" masks and have faces on the concave space, representing our inner world. Check out the illusion that happens when the faces with eyes closed appear to protrude out into space. Miya Turnbull is a visual artist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Check our her website: www.miyaturnbull.com and her instagram page @miyamask to see more of her masks.
Into The Woods (Japanese Masks)
Miya Turnbull is a visual artist and mask maker based in Halifax, N.S. Canada. This video features her wearing some of her Japanese inspired Self-Portrait masks which explore her cultural identity as mixed race. To see more of her work, check out her instagram page @miyamask