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Current Season

Winter poster for site

Upcoming Event

Minority Report; Films of Colonization and Abandonment of Land

Saturday March 5, 8 PM
@ CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue
Curated by Nazlı Dinçel, in Person

Upcoming Event

Magnetic Spasms; The Best of Hymn Videozine

Saturday March 19, 8 PM $8/ 5 Members + Students
@ CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue
Talk with Rickie Lea Owens of Hymn Videozine
Sunday March 20, 3 PM Free
@ Trinity Square Video, 376 - 401 Richmond Street West

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 […]

Moving Shadows front

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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