Sidney Gordon
Apprentice, Art Apprenticeship Network, 2022

Research Assistant, Capture x Emily Carr

Sidney Gordon (b. 2000) is a queer, non-binary, multimedia emulsion based artist born and raised on Treaty 4 territory. They are now residing on unceded Coast Salish territories, where they are practicing and completing their BMA in Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Sidney is a member of Club AB, a borderless community-funded organization and platform of ever-growing emerging experimental media artists and nightlife performers. Their film has been screened by invitation in Zumzieg Cinema’s curated program BLITZ #37 (Barcelona ES), and their recent photographic series will be featured in Capture Photography Festival 2022 and ECU student exhibitions.

Sidney’s practice predominantly focuses on experimental analog filmmaking and alternative photography, expanding into media-based performance and installation. Through many cross-disciplinary eco/chemical processes, Sidney’s work challenges the way viewers conventionally interact with everyday structures and materials. The main focus of their film work is creating experiential embodiment, often portraying and deriving from personal subconscious experiences, while their photographic practice dominantly focuses on cameraless holistic processes that question authorship through material collaborations. Alongside their interests in these areas, many of their works also engage with socio-political subjectivity, predominantly across the themes of intersectional feminism, environmentalism, and identity.