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Artist Talk: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM (PST)

Oxygen Art Centre presents an artist talk with Brian Lye on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Noon (PST). The talk will be presented on Zoom. R.S.V.P. by emailing info@oxygenartcentre.org to attend. Everyone welcome. Admission is free.

The artist talk will share information about Lye’s residency and current exhibition, ABOVE ABOVE BELOW BELOW, as well as his artistic practice. This online event will also feature discussion on the topic of Lye’s exhibition, crystals.

Lye conducted research for an experimental documentary on crystalline minerals across scientific, mining, and healing fields, which this exhibition and new series of films are derived. Utilizing discussion-based research, Lye investigated human and natural relations to crystals. Interviewing experts on crystals from the region forms the foundational material for Lye’s experiments in 16mm analogue film.

Fascinated by the semiprecious stones and their capacity for transmission, amplification, and new age applications, Lye draws upon his background in filmmaking and installation to create an immersive body of work on view in the exhibition, ABOVE ABOVE BELOW BELOW.

Lye is a filmmaker, artist, and educator who lives and works in Nelson, BC. His practice is focused in analogue film production, merging the everyday with formal experimentations in play, special effects, and psychogeography.

Brian Lye’s Artist Talk will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM NOON (PST) on Zoom. To attend R.S.V.P. by emailing info@oxygenartcentre.orgABOVE ABOVE BELOW BELOW is currently on view at Oxygen Art Centre until Saturday, March 20, 2021, Thursdays and Fridays 1:00 – 5:00 PM and Saturdays 1:00 – 7:00 PM, by appointment only. To make an appointment visit Oxygen’s website.

Artist Bio:


Brian Lye



Brian Lye is a filmmaker and visual artist from Vancouver, Canada, now based in Nelson. His lens-based works are preoccupied with magic, humour, and the everyday. He holds a BA in Film Studies and Japanese Studies from the University of Victoria, a Diploma in Screen Production from Sydney Film School, was a guest student at The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and recently completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in visual art from The University of British Columbia.  His films and animations have won awards and screened internationally at venues such as Sundance Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, The Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona, and LIVE! Vancouver’s performance art biennale. He has been an artist in residence with the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.


Image Credit: Courtesy the Artist, Brian Lye