Kyath Battie


Biography

Kyath Battie is a Canadian filmmaker with specific interests in mysteries, landscapes and sound design. Her work ranges from personal and observational documentaries to atmospheric spatial explorations of space. Her work also involves large-scale viewership, often creating a fine line between the cinematic and the still image experience. Her work has been shown at festivals, galleries and conferences across Canada and internationally. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema at Denison University, in Ohio, USA.

Contact: contact@kyathbattie.com
NEWS
APRIL 2019

Pleased to announce Senescent Vivarium will be screening at the Spectral Film Festival!
FEBRUARY 2019
Ongoing work and experiments in video manipulation continues on Night Garden, 2019 - work in progress. 
PRISM, Super8 Ektachrome Colour Film, 3min, 29 secs, 2016-2019

Pleased to finally release this short film with a re-mixed sound score. 
VISITING FILMMAKER STEPHEN BROOMER FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Delighted to program a screening of 16mm films by Toronto based filmmaker Stephen Broomer at Denison University hosted by the Department of Cinema!
JANUARY 2019

Work continues on Tulips, a study of artifice, pleasure and immediacy, with a focus on experiments with colour separation. 16mm and HD.  


NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2018

New 16mm hand processed film continues on a meditation on artifice and dollar store flora and fauna, focussing on a bouquet of tulips. 
OCTOBER 2018
My (very) short film Collapse will be included the Micro-Acts Artist Film Screenings on October 25, 2018 in London, UK! This program of work looks very diverse and focusses on film art including personal, political, and abstract experimental collages.
Very pleased to have Senescent Vivarium included at the Experimental Film Guanajuato, in Mexico this October 19, 2018. It looks like a very interesting program. 
Senescent Vivarium will be screening as an installation at the Antimatter Media Arts Festival this October 11-21, 2018 in Victoria, BC. I am thrilled to be part of this festival again and grateful for continuing support from curators and festival directors Deborah deBoer and Todd Eacrett. It will be a fantastic year...
JUNE 2018

Senescent Vivarium screened at the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival this June. It was part of the Canadian Experimental Films: 40 Years Later program with works by Terra Long, Mike Rollo, Josephine Massarella, Eva Kolzce, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, Lyndsay McIntyre and Lyndsay Bloom, curated by Kim Knowles and Terra Long. It was a fantastic screening and festival!

Senescent Vivarium at EIFF 2018
MAY 2018

Thanks to the indelible film score by Mount Maxwell, Senescent Vivarium is finally complete. Looking forward to working with this incredibly talented sound designer again.  His work is produced by Hotham Sound and I highly recommend checking out his latest album Blue Highways, Vol. 2 which can be found HERE. He is part of Hotham Sound, a music label based out of Vancouver, BC, and focuses on experimental electronic artists from the Cascadia region.
Very happy to have my film Lookout included in the Accents of Air and Earth program of selected films curated by Mike Rollo as part of his retrospective at VISIONS, in Montreal, Canada, May 2018. 
APRIL 2018
The New Alchemists - Experimental Film Symposium
Denison University, Department of Cinema
I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to organize and program an experimental film symposium featuring the films by Rhayne Vermette, Terra Long and Mike Rollo. It was a fantastic collection of work screened. Special thanks to Jonathan Walley and Marc Wiskemann for their support that helped make this a successful event.

 

SELECTED 2018 SCREENINGS
NSI (National Screen Institute) Canada, 2018
AXW, (Another Experimental Film Festival by Women) NYC, 2018
Dawson City International ShortFilm Festival, Yukon, 2018
The 8Fest, Toronto, 2018