Filmmaker, performer, and visual artist Berny Hi is endlessly fascinated by nature and aspects of the human experience: beauty, sensation, and our unique perception of time and space.
Through Artist’s Residencies with Saskatchewan organizations and schools, Berny aspires to support unheard voices through creative, collaborative adventures and manual, hands-on processes.
Never bored, Berny is a founding member of two artist-run non-profits: The Prairie Puppet Underground, creating and exhibiting visionary puppetry, and The Cabinet Collective, an umbrella organization dedicated to city-wide festivals that cross-pollinate multiple art disciplines through a common theme. He finds that there is simply not enough time in a day.
Chrystene Ells is a major art partner for Berny. The collaboration, KaleidoCycle at the Globe Theatre in 2012, was a black box theatre performance/adventure explored through physical theatre, mask work, clowning, puppetry, and celluloid 16mm and Super 8mm projection performance art. They have gone on to produce award-winning films, theatre, and artist residencies.
Need a hand?
Give me a shout if you would like to work on something with me. (Contact form above)
I like filmmaking, computer stuff, deep, thoughtful art explorations that blow people’s mind, and happiness.
I can lead workshops in a plethora of computer programs, filmmaking, hand-processing celluloid, live-action puppetry, animated objects, analogue effects, animation, and hands-on artmaking. I bet I could put on a mean scrapbooking class too.
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