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Upcoming Event

Elastic Resistance

Saturday May 28, Doors 7:00PM/ 7:30PM
$8/ $5 Pleasure Dome Members & Students
@ Buddies in Bad Times Cabaret,
12 Alexander Street
Co-presented by InsideOut Toronto LGBT Film Festival
Sponsored by Buddies in Bad Times

Upcoming Event

Cooking with Jorge

Saturday June 25, 7PM Dinner/ 8PM Screening
$8/ $5 Members & Students
@ Arcadia Housing Co-op Performance Space, 680 Queen’s Quay West

Pleasure Dome Invites all current Members to the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 1 PM @ Trinity Square Video, Suite 121, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto This is your opportunity to have a say in Pleasure Dome’s future. We urge you as a Pleasure Dome member in good standing, to join the Board of Directors/Programming Collective in an open discussion […]

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Call For Submissions; New Toronto Works 2016

Call For Submissions; New Toronto Works 2016 Deadline: June 1st, 2016 Pleasure Dome is seeking short experimental film/video works, expanded cinema performances and media art installations by Toronto-based artists for the annual New Toronto Works show to be presented in the fall 2016. Works must be produced after January 2015 and be no longer than […]

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Reading Invisible Forces: an interview with Alexandra Gelis by Mike Hoolboom

Published January 2016. Alexandra: I was born in 1975 in Caracas, Venezuela. My father is Venezuelan, his family came from Catalonia and Cuba. My mother is Colombian, from Cartagena, a modern port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. My mother’s father, my grandfather, was a famous sculptor who travelled to different countries making huge monuments. During […]



Moving Shadows: Experimental Film Practices In a Landscape of Change, Sami van Ingen

Moving Shadows: Experimental Film Practices in a Landscape of Change is a wide-ranging and accessible introduction to contemporary artisanal film practice, capturing a moment when, in the face of new digital technologies, experimental filmmakers see themselves as [what van Ingen calls] “lo-fi analogue” artists. The heart of van Ingen’s book comes from his intimate contact […]

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A Vision in a Dream by cheyanne turions with Eli Horwatt

Delivering on a heritage that departs from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poetic fragment Kubla Khan and Kenneth Anger’s moving image work Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, the Toronto-based exhibition collective Pleasure Dome is home to film and video practices at the periphery of experimental film culture. It isn’t really a place: their programming squats various venues […]


The Beauty Is Relentless; The Short Movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

“The Beauty is Relentless; The Short Movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby is a book of essays about the art of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby. As creators they sit on the frontiers of the imagination, excavating wonder from the hidden recesses of the body. Their complex oeuvre cracks open the imagination. […]

THE BEAUTY IS RELENTLESS; The Short Movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

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