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.
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
Marking the Mother: mothers, tattoos & how we break all the rules of motherhood
2000, 25:00 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