Flick Harrison is a writer, media artist, filmmaker, community-engager and educator in Vancouver. Starting out on the CBC youth series Road Movies as one of Canada’s first professional videographers, he’s since made video in Pakistan, the US, Mexico and China. His work includes research, creation, visual design, youth leadership, activism and media literacy.
MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE ART
“I’ve explored boundaries of all kinds in media, politics, education and the arts for over twenty years. As an artist, I explode the aesthetics of political conflict; as an educator, I try to make media flow organically from the social. My ambition is to lead, support and challenge non-profits, schools, community groups and other progressive actors to improve their understanding and use of media, all while having fun.”
INSTRUCTOR & ARTIST, NEW MEDIA GALLERY, NEW WESTMINSTER
His work has been seen on dance and theatre stages, by millions on television, been nominated and won awards internationally, and slipped into, under and through almost every Canadian funding niche. The Globe and Mail called him “hilarious,” and the Georgia Straight called his work “gorgeously sophisticated.”
Media Engagement Designer / Youth Mentor, ROUNDHOUSE YOUTH THEATRE ACTION GROUP
As part of Something Collective, he helped pilot the City of Vancouver’s Field House community-artist residencies. His work includes teaching media to kids, designing projections for theatre and dance, making video for music, dance, theatre and academic research.
He’s acted with Lucy Lawless, studied under Noam Chomsky, beaten the Sundance parking laws, interviewed Ed Asner to sleep, held hands with Negativland, wandered the tribal zones of Pakistan, and shown in the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. He has designed video projections for Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group and Theatre Conspiracy; produced award-winning interactive documentary, music video, dramatic narrative, industrial video, and propaganda in and around the political/media universe, working for Battlestar Galactica, R.E.M., CBC, Stéphane Dion, Jennifer Lopez and many more.