Tyler Tekatch,

Media Artist

Hamilton

Tyler Tekatch

Media Artist

Hamilton

Hamilton-based artist Tyler Tekatch creates work in film, video and installation that explores perception and the religious imagination. Influenced by Canadian filmmaker/artists such as Michael Snow, Joyce Wieland, Jack Chambers and Bruce Elder, Tekatch takes an experimental approach to media. He has expanded his practice to combine film and video with emerging technologies, such as projection mapping and interactivity. He has held two solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Ottawa Art Gallery, and has screened films at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the National Film Board, and internationally.

A lifelong fascination with nature and landscapes, combined with my interest in poetry and philosophy informs my artistic practice. In my moving image works, I use traditional film grammar combined with techniques pioneered by avant-garde filmmakers to create work that poeticizes perceptual experience. More recently, I have been incorporating new technology into my filmmaking practice, as the diversity of media arts tools continues to expand. I am inspired by the desire to explore the mysterious, hidden and uncanny dimensions of the everyday.