Wrik MEAD

Nationality: canadian

Wrik Mead is Canada’s prolific poet-priest of pervert pixilation. His films are psycho-dramatic by inclination, first person narratives of desire and accommodation. They’re a mix of painstaking pixilation, fairy-tale allegory and queer-identity and are preoccupied with the materiality and the tactility of film itself. In 1997, Toronto based PleasureDome presented a retrospective of his films and then it traveled across Canada. In 2006, the CFMDC released a DVD compilation of his work as part of the Artists’ Spotlight Series. Recently, he was included in The Sharpest Point: animation at the end of cinema (2005) and the OMSKBOOK, which was published in 2007 by the London, based artist collective OMSK.
Wrik graduated from O.C.A. in 1988 and recently returned to his studies in 2004 and received his MA at Goldsmith’s College, University of London (UK). He currently lives and works in Toronto and teaches in the Integrated Media and Photography Departments at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

14 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

  FILTH
2004 / Betacam SP / b&w / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 19 €
distribution: Betacam SP or Digital file on server
GROTESQUE
2002 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 26 €
distribution: Betacam SP
MANIPULATOR
2002 / b&w / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 20 €
distribution: 16mm
HAND JOB
2001 / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 19 €
distribution: 16mm
CAMP
2000 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 37 €
distribution: Betacam SP
HOOLBOOM
1999 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 20 €
distribution: Betacam SP
STAGEFRIGHT
1999 / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 21 €
distribution: 16mm
CUPID
1998 / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 19 €
distribution: 16mm
GUISE
1997 / color / sound / single screen / 9' 00 / 28 €
distribution: 16mm
FROSTBITE
1996 / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 37 €
distribution: 16mm
(AB)NORMAL
1995 / color / sound / single screen / 18' 00 / 55 €
distribution: 16mm
CLOSET CASE
1995 / color / sound / single screen / 3' 30 / 19 €
distribution: 16mm
HAVEN
1992 / Super 8mm / color / sound / single screen / 2' 30 / 18 €
distribution: U-Matic
WARM
1992 / color / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 20 €
distribution: 16mm