Current Season

Summer 2015

Upcoming Event

Radiant Bodies

Thursday, June 4, 7PM Doors/ 7:30 PM Screening
Arrive early limited seating
$8/ $5 Members + Students
@ CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave.

Call for Submissions: New Toronto Works 2015

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. Works must be produced after January 2014 and be no longer than 15 minutes. To submit please send a weblink of the work, single page synopsis, and artist bio to […]

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 […]

Publication

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 […]

Publication

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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