Artist Profile

Oliver Husain

oliver husain

Oliver Husain is a filmmaker and artist based in Toronto. Husain’s projects often begin with fragments of history, a rumour, a personal encounter or a distant memory. He uses a wide range of cinematic languages and visual pleasures – such as dance, puppetry, costume, and special effects -to animate his research and charm or fold the viewers into complex narrative set-ups.

Featured Work

Parade

2013, 11 min, English

Parade deploys condominium sales fly-throughs (CGI promotional videos designed to seduce potential buyers by illustrating dreamy and uncluttered domestic and social scenarios), projecting and re-shooting the images on fluttering fabric to suggest pristine lives lived in elegant and austere boxes in the sky. – Kathleen Smith / Frameworks 5/13

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