Born 1975, Edmonton, Canada; lives in Toronto, Canada

Christina Battle takes a physical, painterly approach to her medium: shooting on 16mm film stock, she processes the works by hand using custom-made chemicals and subsequently continues to alter the developed film by color toning, painting, or dunking it in solution. Interested in evoking a charged emotional register, she treats the celluloid strip as though applying layers of paint to canvas until the texture and surface of the original photographic imagery are profoundly transformed by the traces of her manual manipulations.

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paradise falls, new mexico, 2004. Dual projection 16mm film, black-and-white, sound; 5 min.

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