Annik Gaudet is an interdisciplinary artist based in Halifax, NS. Her work takes her deep into remote spaces, hiking though wild forests and coastlines, on road trips and spontaneous adventures. Striking a balance between intuition and artistic sensibilities, her work builds upon her internalized observations while out in the wild as a means to produce slightly absurd, evocative and sometimes humorous videos, installations and imagery that scrutinize our relationship with the land. Annik holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University. Her work has been shown in galleries, festivals and screening in Canada and the USA.
I like to think that my work is created in collaboration with nature, hiking in forest, along coastlines and venturing into remote places are consistent with my studio practice. Using my artist lens, I examine the strange, the wonderful, the overlooked, the small details that makeup ecosystems. I am deeply interested in plant identification and foraging, I encounter many opportunities to collect materials and develop ideas while I'm out doing these activities. My work often investigates the intersections of human relationship with the land, using my body, found objects and evocative imagery to create videos, installations and images that invite viewers to spend time inside the wild realm.