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Fastwürms (Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse) originally came together in 1979 to work on hardcore super 8 films. These early collaborations grew into an exclusive partnership and shared authorship, and a wide-reaching multidisciplinary practice, but Fastwürms’ root and source language has always been the queer and weirding ways of reading popular culture, music, cinema and […]
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 […]
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 […]
By the time of the publication of the Warren Commission Report, many students of the Kennedy Assassination had already dismissed that document as a piece of fiction. Today, the ensuing legacy of liberal conspiracy theory has given us but a new fiction, similarly disappointing, replete with a sentimental Hollywood ending. Countering this tendency, the works […]
While many filmmakers and artists have remarked that making art is cheaper and more interesting than therapy, Anne Charlotte Robertson has taken this to heart and openly uses film as a cathartic tool. Robertson’s fiercely autobiographical film work is totally unique in her creation of a genre which not only documents virtually every aspect of […]
Presented by The Red Head Gallery & Pleasure Dome In conjunction with Sharon Cook’s current exhibition Recent Brush Work at the Red Head Gallery, PleasureDome is pleased to present an evening of films by this muti-disciplinary artist. In addition to her visual art, Cook has produced performance pieces and musical scores, as well as a […]