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 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 […]
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 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. […]
Community, Community Action, and Community Action Center Essay by Julia Paoli A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner’s sixty-nine minute video Community Action Center is both an exploration of queer sexuality and a celebration of human desire. The work features an intergenerational cast of artists, musicians, performers and dancers, all of whom make up a dynamic community […]
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