Sandra Semchuk, Associate Professor, ECUAD.
Sandra is a storyteller, photographer and video artist whose inquiry includes small animals that constantly count “coup” on her, coming close enough to make it impossible for her to video them. Her collaborations and video works use autobiography and dialogue as the basis for recognition and identity across generations, cultures and species. Semchuk’s work disrupts myths that historically have shaped settler relations to First Nations. She considers flora and fauna for possible relationships between the indigenous and the non-indigenous cultures. She uses lenticular and video technologies to reveal glimpses of the complex specificities of private daily lives of nonhuman animals. Semchuk’s photographs and videos have been exhibited internationally.