Current Season

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Upcoming Event

The Situated Cinema Project; in-camera

Dates & Locations:

September 10-13: The Toronto International Film Festival’s Festival Street - Intersection of King Street West & Peter St. (TIFF Festival Street hours of operation)

September 14-16: 8-11 Gallery - 233 Spadina Ave (10am-10pm)

September 17-20: Artscape Youngplace - 180 Shaw St. (10am-10pm)

Announcing Pleasure Dome’s ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Pleasure Dome invites all to the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Sunday, October 4, 3pm @ Trinity Square Video, 376 – 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 […]


Pleasure Dome seeking Volunteers for mobile cinema project in September

VOLUNTEER CALL In celebration of our 25th anniversary, Pleasure Dome has commissioned an exciting public installation project which will run from September 10-20, 2015. The Situated Cinema Project; in-camera is portable micro-cinema created by Halifax-based filmmaker Solomon Nagler with architects Thomas Evans and Jonathan Mandeville. The structure features “pilgrimage” (2015), an experimental 16mm film loop […]

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Call for Submissions: 25th Anniversary Project

Please Submit to our 25th Anniversary Project. The 2014 Fall exhibition season kicks off Pleasure Dome’s 25th anniversary celebrations. In those twenty-five years, our organization has seen and made a lot of history, participated in the creation and exhibition of media artworks, and watched emerging creators flourish into community leaders. We have treasured and supported […]


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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