Bio

Angela Joosse makes films, videos, and site-specific projection works. Screenings of Joosse's films and videos include venues such as the Korean Cinematheque, Edinburgh International Film Festival, DeLeon White Gallery in Toronto, Dawson City International Film Festival, Winnipeg Film Groupís Cinematheque, Torontoís Nuit Blanche, aluCine Toronto Latin Film Festival, Montrťal Festival des Films du Monde, and the Saw Gallery in Ottawa. In 2009 she collaborated with Shana MacDonald, to make the site-specific installation Dear Ruth. This installation was a part of the Leona Drive Project, an exhibition held in a series of six vacant bungalows slated for demolition by a developer in Willowdale, Ontario (in the Yonge and Finch area of Greater Toronto). Joosse's other collaborative installations include Collect My Junk, a special fifth anniversary project for the 2007 Alley Jaunt festival; and Film-Lab-Digestive-Track an interactive textile installation exhibited at the Ryerson Gallery in August 2007.

Angela Joosse is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, conducting a research project on the cinema of New York avant-garde filmmaker and artist, Marie Menken. She completed her PhD in the Joint Program in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities. Her doctoral dissertation, Made from Movement, theorizes movement in art through phenomenologies of artworks by Michael Snow, Marie Menken, and Richard Serra. In 2007 she received a Governor Generalís Gold Medal for her Masterís research, which included four short films. Joosse has contributed to the anthologies Together Elsewhere/ Ensemble Ailleurs (Ed. Louise Poissant and Pierre Tremblay, 2010), and Image and Territory: New Essays on Atom Egoyan (Ed. Monique Tschofen and Jennifer Burwell, 2007). She has also published in CineAction; Intersections; Public: Art, Culture Ideas; and the Italian journal Parol.

Angela Joosse also contributes her curatorial and administrative skills in the fields cinema and intermedia arts. In 2012, as a member of the Loop Collective, she organized Amy Greenfield's Cinema of the Body the first Canadian one-woman screenings of films and videos by New York experimental filmmaker and performer, Amy Greenfield, and launch of Flesh Into Light, a book by Robert Haller on Greenfield's films. The screenings, held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, featured Canadian premieres of her major works and the world premiere of her video installation, BodySongs Two (1979/2011). In September 2009 Joosse presented a program of experimental films and videos at the Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism symposium hosted by the Belladonna Reading Series at the City University of New York's Graduate Center. Joosse was also the lead organizer of The New Paragone: The Cinema and Vanguard Art Movements, a symposium on the avant-garde and the early reception of the cinema held at Ryerson Unversity's School of Image Arts, March 11-14, 2009. As a member of the Loop Collective of Independent Media Artists she continues to develop public, inter-arts projects and screenings that showcase the work of local and international media artists.