We are extremely excited to officially announce that the newly SAFEWALLS commissioned artist is AMANDA VISELL. Amanda will be depicting Cirque du Soleil Los Angeles resident show: IRIS

We had the opportunity to meet Amanda quite a few times in San Diego within the past years during the “too crowded” San Diego Comic Con. Montreal has also been blessed by her visit during summer 2010 when we had the hilarious honour to introduce Amanda with the infamous Ketchup flavoured chips.


Signing session: Saturday November 12th, 4:00PM At the IRIS souvenir boutique inside Hollywood & Highland Center. RSVP on the Facebook event page


Amanda Visell’s fine art career sprouted from continuing failure. A high school drop out and Cal Arts reject, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in traditional animation eventually finding her way to stop motion animation as a designer and sculptor, working on stylized projects for shows like The Simpsons and the feature film Elf. The challenge of mastering new tools and techniques in this medium taught her to be able to visualize her own style. She has been exhibiting her paintings and sculptures internationally since 2005 including Disneyland USA and has created a thriving world of characters as designer toys. Don’t miss her latest show, Everything dies, at Guru Galeria in Mexico City, opening on November 3.


IRIS is a lyrical, fanciful, kinetic foray into the seventh art. Bringing together dance, acrobatics, live video, filmed sequences and animation, the show takes spectators on a fantastic voyage through the history of cinema and its genres, taking them into the heart of the movie-making process. From illustration to animation, black and white to colour, silent films to talkies, fixed shots to swooping camera movements, spectators witness the poetic construction/deconstruction of this art as an object and as a way of transcending reality.

This new Cirque du Soleil show is presented at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Learn more or buy tickets by visiting this link.