Romanian-born Canadian artist Laura Taler began her career as a contemporary dance choreographer before turning her attention to filmmaking and visual art.  Throughout her career Taler has explored the links between movement, memory, and history by using cinematic and choreographic devices to articulate how the body is able to carry the past without being oppressed by it.  She has been a resident at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires), Carleton Immersive Media Studio (Ottawa), and a fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (Berlin). Her work has been screened in festivals, exhibitions, and broadcast internationally.  Awards include a Gold Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival, the Best Experimental Documentary award from Hot Docs!, and Best of the Festival from New York’s Dance on Camera Festival.  Publications include Tension/Spannung (Turia+Kant, 2010), Revisiting Ephemera (Blue Medium Press, 2011) and Embodied Fantasies (Peter Lang Publishing, 2013). 


COLLABORATORS:
STACY CLARK BAISLEY
SOPHIE GIRAUD
MELANIE GORDON
JEREMY MIMNAGH
MARK SHAUB
JUSTIN WONNACOTT
BEN WELLAND
MINDY WILTSHIRE-GIBSON
MEREDITH SNIDER
KRISTY KENNEDY
DAVID BARBOUR
JULIA MARTIN
MAUDE BOURASSA FRANCOEUR
CHRISTIAN BUJOLD
MICHEAL SPICER
D. GREGOR HAGEY
MARCUS ELLIOT
VLAD CARP
NORAYR KASPER
ROLAND SCHLIMME
ROBERT BENSON
NEVEN LOCHHEAD
VENSA SVILANOVIC
ANNA PAFOMOW
MARK HAMMOND
LOUISE GARFIELD
DANNY IRON
ALLISON LEWIS FORTIER
STEPHANIE TRELOAR
JOSE NAVAS
LUC OELLETTE
TRACEY GLAS
HEATHER MCCRIMMON
DAGMAR MORATH
DAGIE BRUNDERT
MARIA ANGERMAN
KIM FRANK
JIM ALLODI
JANE TOWNSEND
DARCEY CALLISON
DONALD HIMES
BILL COLEMAN
WALTER HAMAN
TRACY SMITH BESSETTE
HEIDI STRAUSS
TEDD ROBINSON
YVONNE COUTTES
AME HENDERSON
JESSICA BELL
TOM MCCAMUS
MICHELLE MONTEITH
JACK DUFFY
PHILIP STRONG

Laura Taler greatfully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Ottawa, the Toronto Arts Council, the Laidlaw Foundation, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, and Telefilm Canada.