Enthusiasmic: Films of Love, Longing and Labour

  • Marysia Lewandowska in Person
  • Friday, March 4, 7pm
  • CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave. (down the lane)

Part of Winter 2011

Guest-curated by Scott McLeod
Co-presentation with Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

$8/ $5 Pleasure Dome Members, Prefix Photo Subscribers, UFSS Pass Holders & Students

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

“For two years, artists Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska conducted intensive research into the history of the factory workers’ film clubs of Lewandowska’s native Poland. The result was an archive of amateur films and related materials that had been produced between the 1950s and the mid-1980s during the Communist era. The project culminated in a series of exhibitions, publications and web-based projects. Enthusiasmic draws on this history by presenting films which specifically speak to themes and processes that have long captivated Pleasure Dome’s audiences: radical sexuality, film experimentation, community engagement, amateur production and unofficial archives.” Scott McLeod

Programme 1:

Birth of Man (10:56)

Function (1:07)

Anatomy (5:40)

Are We Cool or What? (8:32)

Man (2:50)

Contemporary Symphony (5:25)

Sisyphus (5:30)

Symbiosis (10:14)

Through the Mirror (15:42)

Together (3:37)



Programme 2:

Eve and Her Husband (5:28)

A Star Is Born (7:11)

Butterflies (12:40)


Thursday, March 3, 7:30pm $10/ $7 Prefix Subscribers, Pleasure Dome Members, Students & Seniors

Urban Field Speakers Series presents

Marysia Lewandowska with Leslie Korrick, moderator

Acclaimed artist Marysia Lewandowska, in her lecture titled Acts of Generosity, Acts of Enclosure: Interventions in the Public Realm, discusses her current projects which challenge the public function of archives, collections and exhibitions in an age characterized by relentless privatization.

Moderated by Leslie Korrick, an associate professor at York University.

The Urban Field Speakers Series is programmed by Janine Marchessualt and Scott McLeod and is presented by Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, in association with the Visible City Project and Archive of York University.

Note: for those wishing to attend both the lecture and the screening, there is a special discounted admission of $12.