THREE MINUTE MIRACLE
March 18 – April 16, 2016
dc3 Art Projects is excited to bring Saskatoon-based artist Amalie Atkins’ video installation Three Minute Miracle to Edmonton for the first time. Three Minute Miracle is Atkins’ first major installation, which debuted at the survey show of contemporary Canadian art, Oh, Canada, at MASS MoCA in 2012, and subsequently toured across Canada.
Amalie Atkins is a multidisciplinary artist who creates cinematic fables through a blend of film, textiles, installations, performance, and photography. Offering a glimpse of prairie upbringing, a love of storytelling, and an affection for both whimsy and darkness, Three Minute Miracle embodies the distinctive hand-made craft aesthetic of Atkins’ work. Slipping on felt boots and entering the white tent, the viewer becomes a participant in Atkins’ dreamlike narrative as she guides us into her world – a contemporary fable where a girl with a giant cake goes to a place where all teeth ache.
Amalie Atkins’ recent solo exhibition and accompanying catalogue, we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical, was co-organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina, SK) and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge, AB), and she was commissioned by Remai Modern to create The Little Black Egg Listening Hut for Guy Maddin’s mixtape at Nuit Blanche Saskatoon 2015.
Amalie Atkins was born in Winnipeg, MB, Canada in 1975. She completed her BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary, AB in 2001. She currently lives and works in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.