Amber Downie-Back

Victoria-based Artist in Residence

Amber Downie-Back
Amber Downie-Back. Photo: Niks Vignal

Amber Downie-Back (she/they) is an interdisciplinary movement artist who lives and creates on the unceded territory of the lək̓ wəŋən Peoples. Interested in integrating dance in collaborative contexts with other media, such as sound and video art, Amber works frequently with sound artist Angus Gaffney.

Amber’s practice views the reflection of physical spaces in the digital world through transformative experiences that are at once intimate, communal, and atmospheric. Creatively, Amber focuses on Murphy’s Law and the contrasting adage Yphrum, exploring the many combinations of what can and will be, investigating perceived boundaries between process/product, and performer/audience.

Amber has a BFA Contemporary Dance from Concordia University and has performed professionally in programs such as Festival TransAmeriques, among others, and has had creations exhibited at Toronto Harbourfront Centre, by Impulse Theatre, and more.

Instagram: @a_downieback