Frances Leeming, experimental filmmaker, media artist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Film Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Her performance and film projects explore the relationship between gender, technology and consumerism. Her work has been presented and exhibited across Canada, the U.S., Britain, Poland and Italy.
Her collage animation, The Orientation Express (1987) has been screened extensively including the Festival of Festivals, Toronto (1992), Festival de Cine y Video Joven Cubano, National Gallery of Cuba, Havana (1990), Seattle Women’s Film Festival, Seattle, (1990), Women in the Director’s Chair, Women’s Film and Video Festival, Chicago (1989), and ASIFA Animation Festival, San Francisco, (1989). Selected film purchases include the National Gallery of Canada, the Women’s Television Network, Cornell University, California Institute For The Arts, PBS, Channel Four (UK), and SBS (Australia). Leeming’s recent collage animation, Genetic Admiration (2005) won the grand prize at Images Festival in Toronto and was nominated for Best Animation at the Syracuse International Film and Video Festival. Her experimental film work is featured in Jackie Stacey’s The Cinematic Life of The Gene, forthcoming (Duke University Press) Jennifer Fisher’s Technologies of Intuition (YYZ/MAWA/DISPLAY CULT, 2006) and her performance history appears in Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars, ed.Caught in the Act -An Anthology of Performance Art by Canadian Women (YYZ Books, 2004). Leeming has guest lectured throughout Canada and taught in the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University, Montreal from 1993-1999. At Queen’s University she teaches courses on Screenwriting, Women and Film and Advanced Topics in Animation.
Lecture / performance / workshop:
1. Lecture: The Semiotics of LIFE.
2. Screening of experimental film: Genetic Admiration.