Synopsis: Arcadia uncovers some unpleasant truths about idealized pastoral landscapes
Director: Rick Fisher
When not working at a full time job at Video Pool artist-run centre in Canada, helping to raise his young children or researching genocide, Winnipeg based artist Rick Fisher makes videos over extended periods of time with fellow prairie artist Don Rice. After undergraduate art school, Rick worked underground in a mine for ten years. He was then accepted into graduate school where he was expelled and named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a $103 million lawsuit for conspiracy to destroy one of America's largest private art schools. He subsequently worked at media arts artist-run centers on the Canadian prairies for twenty years.