Laurel Swenson

Laurel Swenson is an independent video-maker, an illustrator, a graphic designer and aspiring painter. She has produced, written and directed seven videos which have shown in festivals internationally. She lives in Vancouver and is trying really hard to get enough light, to stick to her far fetched dreams and to raise a daughter who will do so too.
Laurel is currently working a series of nine short videos exploring anxiety and hope and tensions between technology and the body. These videos will accompany
How To Be A Recluse to form a cohesive series of videos called Sitting. Still. a body of technology, anxiety & hope. Three of the nine are complete. She has received Canada Council for the Arts, Media Arts Section funding for this series.

Artist Code: 462



2004, 03:25 minutes, Colour, English


2003, 03:45 minutes, Colour, English


2003, 05:49 minutes, Colour, English


2002, 04:14 minutes, english


2002, 06:11 minutes, colour, english

How To Be A Recluse (7 easy steps)

1998, 04:30 minutes, colour, English


1996, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

Your Mother Wears Combat Boots

1996, 10:00 minutes, colour, English


1995, 04:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Critical Writing

Tranz<->Tech Toronto International Media Art Biennal 2003
by Dara Gellman. Toronto: Vtape, 2003.