Glenn Gear is a multi-media artist who is passionate about
experimental, low-budget animation and digital video. His short
animations, which often employ a range of traditional and experimental techniques, have screened across the world: Antimatter,
Victoria, BC, Canada; Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA; InterActiva,
Yucatan, Mexico; FIARio, Rio de Janerio, Brazil; EthnoFilmFest,
Berlin, Germany; Split Film Festival, Croatia; Flexiff, Syndey,
Australia. Originally studying as a photographer and later as an
Currently living in Montreal, he was born and raised in Newfoundland and has explored the connections to his homeland and to Labrador through his installations, web sites, book works, films and live video performances. His artistic practice has largely focused on the merging of family history & Maritime folklore with magical/mythical elements in articulating larger narratives of migration, gender, sexuality, and the intermarriage between the Settler and Inuit populations along the North Atlantic coast. To support himself throughout his various projects, he has worked within the video game and textile industries while also finding time to take on freelance graphic design positions including DVD authoring.
He is a member of the Montreal media arts collective, Volatile Works, and operates under the alias of “Lou”, the nickname of the werewolf protagonist in one of his upcoming animated shorts.
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