Two of cups
Brittney Appleby & Rea Saxena
Brittney Appleby (She/They) is a queer interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker living on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations, otherwise known as Vancouver, BC. They hold a Diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College and graduated with their BFA majoring in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Spring 2021. Brittney’s primary focus is in experimental analogue filmmaking and photography and they often explore themes of the body, chronic illness, and femme identity in their work. Brittney is driven by the materiality of analogue practices and incorporates their background in painting, drawing and printmaking into experimental filmmaking.
Rea Saxena is a video artist from New Delhi, India. She is residing as a settler on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. Her practice engages with analogue practices, documentary, and narrative filmmaking. Meshing analogue and digital practices, she weaves land rights, the personal and public politic in her storytelling. She currently works in the VFX industry, collaborates with various documentary filmmakers, and teaches workshops on analogue filmmaking.