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Of the various kinds of representations that surround us, advertising is without a doubt the most ubiquitous. This screening explores the various ways in which film and video artists have responded to the parasite of TV advertising. The works range from psychedelic artists’ ads from the 70s for the Humanic shoe company in Austria, to […]
Zach Stiglicz is a Chicago-based filmmaker who has exhibited extensively across the USA, but has never exhibited in Canada. This solo show will present a wide selection of his films produced over the past four years. Through a series of short films Stiglicz has constructed a richly textured and visually evocative cinematic expression, as he […]
In Person: Corinne and Arthur Cantrill Australian filmmakers Corinne and Arthur Cantrill bring to Toronto their unique film/performance Projected Light: On the Beginning and End of Cinema . This multiple film/performance work brings together a personal history of early cinema (from Chaplin, Emile Cohl and Winsor McCay), a reflection on the influence of cinema on […]
Border Crossings. Dream Landscapes. Historical Presents. Appropriate Technologies. The tapes at the Tariagsuk Video Centre, located in the Inuit village of Igloolik, serve as travelogues for tomorrow where the present is in joyful play with the past and an openness to multiplicity in experience is celebrated. These videos confront ‘Southern’ notions of ‘modern’ and ‘primitive’, […]
This program compiled by Karen Knights, chronicles fifteen years of video production at Ed Video in Guelph, Ontario. This not an attempt to provide an ‘official’ history, but rather a sampling of the diverse work produced at Ed Video. The screening spans from the early formal exploration of time and space by Eric Cameron in […]
In his first feature, L.A. based filmmaker William Jones explores what it’s like to grow up gay in small town America. Beginning with a voyage back to Massillion, Ohio, the filmmaker’s hometown, Jones recounts autobiographical stories against the background of empty Midwestern landscapes. This slow contemplative reflection is disrupted by a Christian Fundamentalist tirade and […]
Pleasure Dome presents our 2nd annual Open Screening. We encourage anyone to bring their finished, unfinished, or simply found film or video, on 16mm, 8mm, super 8 or VHS, with sound on film or cassette. First come, first shown, and we may have to limit the length of works. Those with special projection needs please […]