Everything changes, even when time stands still.
Elisabeth Belliveau spent her first two years in Amiskwaciwâskahikan/Edmonton social distancing in a 680-square foot condo. Fueled by increased espresso consumption, food delivery, and twenty-year-old Cindy Crawford workout videos, Belliveau attends endless online meetings and teaches so many virtual art classes that they all start to blend together. But even in pandemic times, life goes on, and Belliveau soon finds herself navigating much bigger challenges – like pregnancy and tenure.
In CONDOLADY, award-winning artist Elisabeth Belliveau considers the significant and insignificant moments that make up our lives—and sometimes change them completely.
About the Author
Elisabeth Belliveau, (she/her)
b. Antigonish Nova Scotia
Based in Treaty 6 Territory —Amiskwacîwâskahikan, Edmonton AB
BFA Alberta University of the Arts, MFA Concordia University MTL.
Elisabeth is an artist and published author. Her studio work explores contemporary Still Life through a feminist lens. She employs close watching captured through moving image and sculpture. Her graphic novels unfold as diaristic, poetic reflections centered in sharing stories of women’s lives. Elisabeth has attended residencies including Tokyo Arts and Space, Studio Kura Itoshima, Ravi Belgium, Banff Center, Struts, KIAC, and the NFB/ ONF. Recent exhibitions include ‘Alone in the house’ at G44, MOMENTA Biennale de L’image, and Capture Photo, as well as
an upcoming screening at Ordinary Day Film Festival in Stockholm.
About Conundrum 25
CONUNDRUM 25, a landmark series of gem-like volumes, presents masters of the graphic short story form at work in a range of styles. From precious rediscoveries to gender-playful fictions, fabular futurism to uncanny imaginings, there are stories by a new generation of Conundrum artists alongside classics of the form. Bringing together past, present, and future in our 25th year and beyond, CONUNDRUM 25 is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.
112 pages, 4.25 x 6.25 inches
b&w, trade paper