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Daniel Barrow

Living in: Montreal, Quebec
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Montreal-based artist Daniel Barrow works in projection performance, installation, video, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. Barrow’s performance work defies easy categorization, and is regularly presented to disparate audiences in: contemporary art galleries, experimental animation/film, theatre, performance art, comic, LGBTQ and puppet festivals. He has toured for twenty years, presenting his projection performances at prestigious international venues including: The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), PS1 (NYC), The International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA festival, and the British Film Institute. Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award – Canada’s largest prize for young Canadian artists – and the 2013 Glenfiddich Artist-In-Residence Prize.


Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
Born in Selkirk, Manitoba but currently living in Montreal.

First film you made, and where and when?
The first film I made was at The University of Manitoba art school, titled Party Killer.

Latest film you made, and where and when?
My latest film is titled The Collector and is in progress.

Describe your current living space.

What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
David Hoffos.

In the history of cinema whose isolation move would you want to see?
Brian de Palma.

Worst thing about being in isolation?

Best thing about being in isolation?
Manic devotion to art and my inner life.

Favourite book to read in isolation?
Against Nature – J-K Huysmans.

Favourite music to listen to in isolation?
F.J. McMahon: Early Blue (1969)

Favourite movies to watch in isolation?

Favourite meal in isolation?
Birthday Cake.

What’s the last best thing you cooked?
My angelic neighbour cooks for me. Last night he made me butter chicken.