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From Brigitte Helm’s cyborg monster-body in Metropolis to slime goddess Alice Krieg in Star Trek: First Contact, female extra-terrestrials have cemented their territory in contemporary apocalyptic visual culture. An alien women…she’ll steal your soul, place it in her pod and clone it over and over again, she is the egg-women, she is the Walrus, koo […]
Pleasure Dome and Cinematheque Ontario are pleased to present an evening with American filmmaker James Benning. Leave it to a former math teacher to show us (again) how cinematography, landscape and human history are comprehensible as integrated fields of meaning. In Deseret (1995, 80 min., Toronto premiere) subjects as diverse as polygamy; land speed records; […]
Maybe gender is the ‘fluid’ of contemporary sexuality. Gender politics, gender-fuck, gender confusion, genderless models…maximum gender. Gender play has moved into the the cultural mainstream again, but many of the emerging labels don’t adhere to a flexible concept of the self. When a boy plays with a Barbie doll, and pretends to be a princess, […]
The annual New Toronto Works Show presents Toronto’s newest innovative, experimental and risk-taking film and video. Curated by Pleasure Dome members Larrisa Fan and Hamansu Desai, this year’s program promises to reveal the hidden and unveil the cutting edge in Toronto’s avant-garde — guaranteed to lift your winter blues. Notes: New Toronto Works Show Curated […]