Feyrer’s work has been exhibited and screened in Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Munich, New York, Sackville, Skopje (Macedonia), Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria. She has been the drummer for the band They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, co-edited the audiozine Spoox, and authored Comedy Tragedy, an artist book. She studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and the Städelschule School of Fine Arts. She lives in Vancouver.
November 13–January 8, 2011
Referencing experimental film, performance documentation, and filmmaking-as-process, Julia Feyrer’s 16mm film, The Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar, was shot on a “film set” the artist constructed in a Vancouver backyard. Modeled on an 1890’s Gastown bar of the same name, Feyrer activated her temporary illegal bar (serving home brewed Frankfurt style apple wine) with performances, readings, and events. These events and their audiences provide the cast and soundtrack for the non-narrative film that is itself an accumulation of improvisations, collaborations, and cinematic visual compositions, placing the historical past as a backdrop to its reinterpreted present.
January 8, 2011
Artist Julia Feyrer speaks about her exhibition The Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar at Artspeak.