Karen Elaine Spencer, Festival Animator

Visualeyez traditionally features a festival animator to do just that: bring the festival to life. Especially important to our goals of reaching an audience beyond the local, our animator Karen Elaine Spencer will spend the festival week posting on the blog here at www.visualeyez.org and acting as a bridge between audience and artists at Visualeyez events.

Find Spencer as well as the other artists at the daily Connections meeting each morning at eleven for a discussion of the day ahead and the performances already passed.


Karen Elaine Spencer has a BFA from NSCAD and an MFA from Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work deals with repetition and ritual, and she performs actions over such lengths of time as to make them indistinguishable from her day-to-day life. She recently completed a residency at The New Gallery in Calgary, and you can follow her work at http://likewritingwithwater.wordpress.com/

Look for Spencer’s new publication porter de réves/dream listener as well as a new publication from M:ST for sale at the Rooftop Patio on Thursday 15 September.