you don’t have to be a house to be haunted
Videos from 2007-2013

Christine Negus

Things that can be haunted include:
Royal Doulton knock-offs, balloons resembling squids/fish/penguins/divers, crabs, bird houses from Michaels Craft Store, fig trees, Connecticut, Depression-era glass candy jars, Depression-era glass in general, crystal candy jars, Nova Scotia, ceramic figures resembling animals, commemorative handbells, the sky, teapots, ceramic flowers, pictures of flowers, flowers, aquarium plants, red Kool-Aid, solar system dioramas, Styrofoam balls painted to look like planets, Tupperware bins, empty chairs, beaches, rocks, water, the sea, Owen Sound, Ontario.

Christine Negus is a multidisciplinary artist and writer employing humour and irony to investigate nostalgia and loss. Her works range from ephemeral objects, including glittery party banners, neon signs and artificially-flowered memorial wreaths, to single-channel animations and videos that are all steeped in a sweet sadness.

Christine Negus received her MFA in 2010 from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and her BFA from Western University in London, Ontario in 2008. Some of her notable exhibitions and screenings include: Dalhousie Art Gallery, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Cambridge Galleries, The Art Gallery of York University, Xpace Cultural Centre, Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn New York and solos exhibitions at Gallery TPW and Julius Caesar in Chicago Illinois.

Negus received the National Film Board of Canada’s Best Emerging Canadian Video/Filmmaker award at the Images Festival in 2008 and won one of two jury prizes at the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival in 2012.