Annik Gaudet is an Atlantic Canadian artist based in K'jipuktuk / Halifax, NS. Her interdisciplinary art practice places observation and intuition at the centre of her creative process. Annik’s work is often site-specific and made in the field while out on wilderness excursions. She creates imaginative and whimsical videos, performances, installations and images that seek to invite viewers to spend time inside the wild realm. Annik holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University and her work has been shown in galleries, festivals and screenings in Canada and the USA
My practice is activated through the act of observation, I am a collector of objects of visual interest which I subvert, investigate or humorously re-purpose to serve my own means. My work considers natural history, the effects of colonialism on the natural environment, and the anthropomorphization of animals to create a symbolic and imaginative visual language that transports viewers into the realm of the wild. Intuition and improvisation play a large role in the process of making videos, installations, performances and images. I am concerned with lifting up the curtain that hides the unknown truth and forgotten histories of nature and exposing the strange, the wonderful and the overlooked.