"Omote (面)" Photo Book is a collaborative project involving 3 Canadian artists: Miya Turnbull (visual artist (masks and multi-disciplinary) based in Halifax, Nova Scotia), Shion Skye Carter (dance artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia), and Nanne Springer (photographer based in Montréal, Québec). These photos of Shion and Miya were captured by Nanne in April 2023 at the 206 Studio and Arts Hub, located in Montréal, Québec, during the premiere of their live performance of "Omote (面)", co-presented by CanAsian Dance Festival, Tangente and Festival Accès Asie, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. The printing of this book has been supported by Booooooom, an International Art Platform, through the 2023 Booooooom Art & Photo Book Award.
About the Author
Miya Turnbull is a visual artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is primarily a mask-maker, using her Photo-Mask technique to make life-like self-portrait representations, often distorting and manipulating her image in various ways. These masks are often displayed in galleries for exhibits and she has also been wearing her masks in video performances and most recently in live performances, in collaboration with dance artist Shion Skye Carter, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.