Joyce Wieland

Joyce
Wieland

Joyce Wieland is best known as an experimental filmmaker whose work challenged and bridged boundaries among avant-garde film factions of her time. Her works introduced physical manipulation of the filmstrip ...

Films

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    Patriotism
    Experimental

    Patriotism
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 4 min
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    Water Sark
    Experimental

    Water Sark
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound on separate reel(s), 14 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Barbara's Blindness
    Experimental

    Barbara's Blindness
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, black and white, sound, 17 min
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    1933
    Experimental

    1933
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • History
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    Hand Tinting
    Experimental

    Hand Tinting
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
    • Found Footage
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    Sailboat
    Experimental

    Sailboat
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Minimal / Conceptual
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    Catfood
    Experimental

    Catfood
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 13 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Structural
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    Rat Life And Diet In North America
    Experimental

    Rat Life And Diet In North America
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 16 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Political / Social Activism
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    La Raison Avant La Passion
    Experimental

    La Raison Avant La Passion
    Joyce Wieland

    16mm, color, sound, 80 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
    • Ethnographic

Biography

Joyce Wieland was a Canadian filmmaker and mixed media artist.

Wieland found success as a painter when she began her career in Toronto in the 1950s. In 1962, Wieland moved to New York City and expanded her career as an artist by including new materials and mixed media work. During that time, she also rose to prominence as an experimental filmmaker and soon, renowned institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art were showing her films.

Joyce Wieland was a Canadian filmmaker and mixed media artist. She found early success as a painter in Toronto in the 1950s. In 1962, Wieland moved to New York City where she expanded her career as an artist by employing new materials and creating mixed media work. During that time, she also rose to prominence as an experimental filmmaker and soon thereafter, renowned institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art began showing her films.

Internationally, Wieland is best known as an experimental filmmaker whose work challenged and bridged boundaries among the varied avant-garde film factions of her time. Her works introduced physical manipulation of the filmstrip that inscribed an explicitly female craft tradition into her films while also playing with the facticity of photographed images. As both artist and filmmaker, Wieland was able to cross between different realms and garner attention and support from both worlds.

In 1982, Wieland received the Honour of the Order of Canada. In 1987, she was awarded the Toronto Arts Foundation's Visual Arts Award. She had also been a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

In 1982, Wieland received the honour of the Order of Canada and in 1987, she was awarded the Toronto Arts Foundation's Visual Arts Award. She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.