Fall 2021

Queer Frontiers presents Steve Reinke

Pleasure Dome is pleased to co-present with LOMAA to welcome Steve Reinke for their Queer Frontiers series! Reinke will be presenting an online screening of The Genital is Superfluous: Final Thoughts, Series Four and will be presenting new work, Father, Limping Through a Field of Clover, in his virtual artist talk! Sunday Nov. 7 – 14, 2021.

What Everyone Gets

Oct. 29  – Nov. 7, 2021

Presented by Rendezvous for Madness, NFB, and Pleasure Dome.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: What Everyone Gets Q&A Thursday, November 4, 5-630 PM ET with artists in attendance where the prompt is death and all the grief that comes with less life; moderated by Lee Henderson a Toronto-based artist and educator who’s practice investigates association networks of human intellectual-emotional investment, more commonly known as “meaning.”


Moving Homeward

Moving Homeward explores the use of the personal and familial archive as a tool for auto-ethnographic investigation and speculative reconstruction of home, family, and affections. In the context of migration, displacement, and loss, how can artists research, deconstruct, reconstruct and expand archives to work through grief, uprootedness, assimilation, and intergenerational trauma?

Curated by PD Directors Sylvia Nowak and Ana Luisa Bernardez. JOIN US Q&A Nov. 17 at 7 pm EST moderated by Leila Almawy Otherhood Films.

Co-presented by Archive/Counter-Archive
Image credit: Via Karelia, Elian Mikkola (Finland, 2021).
Online Program. PROGRAM EXPIRED Wed., Nov. 10 to 17, 2021
Watch the Q&A!
Via Karelia, Elian Mikkola (Finland, 2021).

Ecologies of Industry

Online Program. PROGRAM EXPIRED Sept 29, 2021

Pleasure Dome’s Ecologies of Industry exists halfway between nature and industry, presenting experimental works that exist within this dichotomy. Industry has begun to replace nature by mimicking its aesthetics, creating a simulacrum of humanity’s image.

Curated by Shahbaz Khayambashi (PD Co-Chair)

JOIN US for the closing Q&A Wed. Sept 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm est. moderated by Matt Thompson with artists in attendance.

Co-presented by OPIRG Toronto with a mandate for action, education, and research on environmental and social justice.

Image Credit: The Dreaming Biome, Jeremy Newman (USA, 2020)

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