Views From Home: Facing North (2019) records changing views from the filmmaker’s Toronto home over two decades and multiple seasons, moving from analogue film photographic studies to digital media practices as years of construction and redevelopment of the visible landscapes unfold. Key historical moments are cited to sound effects and ambient music. A part of this work was previously shown at Gallery 44 Members Space, Toronto. Below is the trailer. The short film is distributed by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC).
Four Shovels, Jackfish Harbour, 2012
Here is a link to a new visual essay, Among the Ruins, published in the online journal The Goose (2018). An early version of this work was presented at the 2011 Green Words/Green Worlds conference in Toronto. The images were shown as part of the 2013 exhibition, Abject Transformations, at Arcadia Art Gallery, Toronto.
A traveling film festival goes to some interesting places that a big metropolitan festival does not. There’s culture in the rural, and expanded landscapes inform regional communities. Conversations on the Lake, an environmental documentary about the rural places of my childhood in towns bordering Lake Superior, has screened in several Northern Ontario venues and festivals, traveled through parts of India in Voices From the Waters, and in rural southern USA locations in the Ozark Shorts Film Festival, Ozark Mountains regional festival, USA.
These rural communities are participants in helping to shape critical environmental discourses around water, land, and community, within multi-vocal themes and expressions.
Manitouwadge Lake with Red Pole, 2012
1000 Islands Sky (2015)
I have artwork in the annual Female Eye Film Festival’s Photography Exhibition, ‘FIRE’.
Exhibition Reception June 18, 8:00pm – Midnight. Silent Auction Opens (ends Sunday, June 21, 2015)
FLEX STUDIO SILVER, #106, 180 Shaw Street
PHOTOGRAPHERS Amy Wilson, Claudette Abrams, Edie Steiner, Elaine Brodie, Dlyse Pomeranz, Imogen Whist, Inger Whist, Jenn Wilson, Kasha Sequoia Slavner, Katherine Keates, Lynn Leonard, Shannon Griffiths & Tineke Jorritsma. Curated by Inger Whist.
Please join me at the 2014 Female Eye Film Festival and photography exhibition, launching at Artscape, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, on June 17 from 7 pm to midnight. My film screens at the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, 2 pm on Saturday, June 21.
2014 Female Eye Film Festival
This exhibition is the culmination of a 10-year photographic documentation of a particular view from my home on Toronto’s waterfront, facing north. In the decade between 2004 to 2014, the visible landscape has changed tremendously, as a once wide view of the city gradually becomes an increasingly enclosed space.
Jackfish Ontario, Industrial Ruins (2013)
2-person photography exhibition for Contact Photography Festival.
Arcadia Art Gallery, 680 Queens Quay West, Toronto. May 10-26, 2013. Edie Steiner and Victoria Piersig explore sites of old industries along the Great Lakes, historic reminders of the labour capital that once shaped the nation.
Image: “Jackfish #1” (2012), from the visual essay “Among the Ruins”, by Edie Steiner.
Welcome to the new version of my website. I have included elements of the previous site and will gradually add new galleries, texts, links, and film projects. To begin, here is a new gallery of recent work, an ongoing series of pinhole images.