Residency Dates: April 30 – May 6, 2023
Studio H Canada is thrilled to welcome Melissa Flagg (she/her), a multidisciplinary artist from the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, Canada. While at Studio H Canada, Melissa will develop and work on her artistic goals related to the Physical Intersections Digital Collaborations (PIDC) project, as well as work on a new media/film project and spend time in Victoria.
About the Artist
Melissa Flagg is an independent filmmaker, writer, and movement artist working across multiple disciplines. In her film work, Melissa uses an intimate style of storytelling in approaching her subjects, often interweaving genres such as documentary, narrative, experimental film and screen dance. In her fifteen years of creating uniquely compelling film and video for international audiences, Melissa has collaborated on dozens of projects with other artists, dancers, storytellers and theatre professionals and is passionate about engaging community through her work.
As a movement artist and facilitator Melissa enjoys working with diverse populations and abilities, and is continually learning from the wisdom of the body and the Earth. She brings over 20 years of practice in contemporary dance, yoga, martial arts, and other somatic modalities to her work and is currently completing training as a somatic movement therapist/educator. Recent projects include working for the Tŝilhqot’in National Government on the Reviving Traditional Dance Project and developing eco-somatic curriculum for retreats with adults. Melissa holds a Bachelor degree in Media Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art, and lives in North Cowichan on the unceded territories of the the Malahat, Lake Cowichan, Quw’utsun, Halalt, Penelakut, Stz’uminus, & Lyackson Peoples, in BC, Canada.
You can learn more about Melissa on their website: vimeo.com/melissaflagg
The next artist joining Studio H Canada International Residency is ARTIST NAME from PLACE, DATES. Stay Tuned for more information about this artist.
Artists of all media and disciplines are welcome to apply to Studio H Canada International Art Residency – please check out the link here to apply.
Check out previous posts about artists here.