Light Terrors: Expanded Cinema from Winnipeg, Canada

Nov. 17, 2018
Niagara Custom Lab, 182 A St. Helens Ave., Toronto
8:00 pm | Doors 7:30 pm
$10 general admission
$5 member/student
or by donation
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

Part of Fall 2018

LIGHT TERRORS is a recurring mobile expanded cinema series, an evening of experimental audio-visual performances by a loose collective of some of Winnipeg’s foremost contemporary moving image makers. The show focuses on the use of obsolete analog film and video apparatuses – including overhead and 16mm projectors, analog video mixers and much more – to fashion new live performance works combining sound and light in temporal sculpture. With audio-visual performances from: Aaron Zeghers, Alyssa Bornn, Colby Richardson, and Scott Fitzpatrick.

This venue is fully accessible.

Co-presented by Pix Film Productions.

Thank you to our sponsors! Pleasure Dome is generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Arts Council.

Alyssa Bornn is a multidisciplinary visual artist currently pursuing a BFA at the University of Manitoba. Her practice utilizes traditional photographic methods alongside alternative and digital modes of image capturing. In her expanded cinema performance works and video she utilizes analog projection equipment and found objects to build and manipulate light-constructions. Bornn is a collective member of Open City Cinema, a co-programmer for the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, and a committee member of Flux Gallery.

Scott Fitzpatrick is a visual artist (Libra) from Winnipeg whose film and video work has screened at underground festivals and marginalized venues worldwide. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Film Studies at the University of Manitoba and began conducting lo-fi moving image experiments in 2010. In addition to producing his own work, Scott presents the work of others through the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and Open City Cinema.

Colby Richardson is a media artist and experimental filmmaker currently based in Winnipeg MB, Canada, working within installation, video-based sculpture, single-channel film and video, and expanded cinema performances. Colby has exhibited and screened work across Canada and internationally, including European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück, DE), International Video Art Festival Madrid (ES), Bideodromo (Bilbao, ES), SDUFF (San Diego, US), Antimatter (Victoria, CA), Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, US), Videofag (Toronto, CA), MUFF (Montréal, CA), WUFF (Winnipeg, CA), Coaxial Arts (Los Angeles, CA), and Studio Kura (Itoshima, JP).

Aaron Zeghers is a Canadian artist and film programmer. Zeghers primarily works as an experimental filmmaker, utilizing analog formats and obsolete technologies, in-camera effects, various types of animation and other experimental techniques to create his films and expanded cinema performances. Zeghers is a founder of the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and the current director of the Gimli Film Festival.