tracy is a multidisciplinary artist who works across platforms in art, photography and film. her practice is a research-based, project to project approach that embraces analog techniques inspired by early cinema special effects, science, nature, and dance.
Tracy often uses a black ground or dark field (in the case of microscopy) to create images that aim to redefine 'darkness' as something transcendent and connected to nature.
She worked as the Creative Director for the band Arcade Fire, creating artwork, music videos and live experiental content for the albums Funeral and Neon Bible. Her background in music has lead to continue to frequently collaborate with musicians.
Her most recent project, Preservation is presented in four forms: an audiovisual live performance, a short film, a record, and an artists’ book.
Preservation is a collaboration with drummer/composer Tommy Crane that immerses the viewer in the mysteries of the natural world. In her experimental film and photography, Maurice creates a world of impressionistic vignettes using dance and microscopy to investigate themes of connection, transformation, and reoccurring patterns found in nature. Drawing from Crane's background in jazz and improvisational music, the original score mirrors the film, using analog synthesizers and sampling to create dynamic, ambient soundscapes that center around live drumming.
She will be installing a special sneak peek of the artists’ book and music as part of the Bio.Chrome Collective Exhibition, CHAOS FUNGORUM : drawing connections • 10% Human & the Terrestrial Mycobiota at Nuit Blanche, Toronto September 26 - October 7, 2018.
The project will be released in it's entirety in 2019.