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canceled | FLUIDØ (2017, 80:00) in conversation with Shu Lea Cheang

March 12, 2020 CANCELED || Given yesterday’s announcement that COVID-19 is a pandemic, and following the subsequent travel bans and advisory to #staythefuckhome, our international guest artist Shu Lea Cheange has canceled their travel plans. In support of mitigating the imminent impact of COVID-19 in our Toronto community, we are canceling this March 26 event. […]

TRIBUTE TO BARBARA HAMMER

Celebrate the pioneering feminist films by artist Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) presented by re:assemblage collective, CFMDC, and Pleasure Dome with works from the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) collection. All funds received from the evenings program will be donated to the Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant Fund! A selection of Barbara’s films from the Canadian […]

New Toronto Works

Pleasure Dome’s New Toronto Works is a high voltage programme of new media artworks: a cinematic screening stitched together by a live wire. In an exhibition that combines emerging and established artists; and features works that range from glitch art to animation, essay films to archival interventions, ‘newness’ describes the conceptual and aesthetic intensity that […]

COVID19 Response

March 26, 2020 Dear Pleasure Dome members and friends, On March 12, Pleasure Dome responded to the COVID 19 pandemic by canceling our international visit with Shu Lea Cheange, where we intended on screening their feature Fluid0 – which is all about virus and contagion. The next day, we hosted an online premiere of Kanika […]

Publication

Sculpting Cinema, Ed. Melanie Wilmink & Solomon Nagler

Pleasure Dome is pleased to announce the launch of its newest publication, Sculpting Cinema, Ed. Melanie Wilmink & Solomon Nagler. BOOK LAUNCH – Saturday, November 24, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design – University of Toronto, Room 230 – 1 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, ON. Sculpting Cinema documents the […]

BlackRustWorld Premiere

Pleasure Dome and Bump TV are thrilled to announce the recipient of the Alter-Ego Citadel Commission has been awarded to Kanika Gordon with Black Rust World @blackrustworld. Black Rust World (Kanika Gordon) current works explore themes of technology, the future, and space travel through an Afrofuturist lens with a focus on creating spaces for marginalized […]

Long Winter, Year 8, Volume 4

Pleasure Dome is thrilled to be curatorial partners for Long Winter’s fourth installment at Workman Arts featuring video artists Sara Bonaventura and Jeffrey Langille. As If the Colour Was Looking At You, Sara Bonaventura (Singapore), 2017 (10:02min, Digital). The video presents a body that has been triplicated and entangled in a network of exterior conditionings. […]

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