This is the much anticipated follow-up to Belliveau's collection of zines, the great hopeful someday. This time around the book features full colour artwork and a series of texts the artist has been working on at various residencies around the world (including England's Lake District and Newfoundland's Fogo Island). The texts effortlessly blend poetry and prose in stories about the dogs of feminist icons and finding and losing love. On the flipside of the book is packaged with the narration of Margaret's Mountain, Belliveau's longest animated work to date, and a DVD of three new animations which have screened at countless festivals. This book / DVD will be the size and shape of a DVD case to appeal to both the art book audience and the indie film audience.Praise for her previous work:"The impression is of an artist's diary, nearly unexpurgated. There's something appealing about the immediacy and honesty of these pages. The drawings are evocative and charming, and an occasional self-consciousness in her writing is mitigated by self-satire.... Elisabeth Belliveau's drawings gently capture people in odd moments, unsuspecting. Her perspective is detached, cautious, and spare, seeking out meaning in the mundane. Her moments of lyrical clarity are lovely." -- Montreal Review of Books
About the author
Elisabeth Belliveau, (she/her) b. Antigonish Nova Scotia,Based in Treaty 6 Territory -- Amiskwacîwâskahikan,Edmonton AB, BFA Alberta University of the Arts, MFAConcordia University MTL.
Elisabeth is an artist andpublished author of graphic novels. Her current work explorescontemporary still life through a feminist lens. Herwork employs close watching captured through movingimage, and sculpture. She has attended residencies includingTokyo Arts and Space, Studio Kura Itoshima, RaviBelgium, and the NFB/ ONF. Recent exhibitions include'Alone in the house' at G44, Capture Photo and GruntGallery public screen in Vancouver.