Chainsaw Ballet was created for the Woodhaven Conservancy Eco-Art project. This work satirized our nostalgic relationship to logging and the mythology of our dominance over nature.
The performance was filmed and turned into an experimental film that won a Seven Summits Award at the Mountain Film Awards in Mammoth Lakes, California and has also been screened at:
- The Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE) Film Festival, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands, Ontario.
- The Vertigo Gallery, Vernon, BC. • The Minstrel Café, Kelowna, BC.
- FINA Gallery Faculty Show, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC.
- Vernon Art Gallery Riot on the Roof, Vernon, BC. – Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2013, Vancouver, BC.
Director: Denise Kenney; Cinematographer: Joanne Gervais; Editors: Denise Kenney & Joanne Gervais; Visual Effects: Joanne Gervais; Choreographers: Tanja Woloshen & Denise Kenney; Singers: Lara Haworth & Nikki Cormaci; Dancers: Neil Cadger, Gabriel Newman, Tyler Hansen,
Words & Music for “The Frozen Logger” by James Stevens
This project was funded through a Hampton Research Grant, The Canada Council, and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan.