Events

  • VISIONS | 16.08.17 + 17.08.17 | CHRIS KENNEDY

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    VISIONS | 16.08.17 + 17.08.17 | CHRIS KENNEDY [ + Harun Farocki + Kurt Kren]

    VISIONS, in collaboration with la lumière collective, presents:

    16.08.17 | ​THE WORLD VIEWED [A Selection of Works by Chris Kennedy]

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    17.08.17 | DIALOGUES WITH KREN AND FAROCKI [Programme by Chris Kennedy]

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 20:00
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 20:00

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  • The Screening Room: Clive Holden

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    Clive Holden is a Canadian new media artist, filmmaker and poet. His best-known and publicized project to date is the award-winning "film poem" series Trains of Winnipeg, a collection of 14 short films featuring Holden's poetry with musical accompaniment by Christine Fellows, John K. Samson, Jason Tait, Steve Bates and Emily Goodden. Nine of these short films we will screen during Cavia's Screening Room on Sunday the 24th of September.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 19:00

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  • Oscillation Transia Film Festival Tour 2017

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    Oscillation Transia Film Festival is a non-profit organization, exploring the intersection of solar energy application and environmental awareness through the art of film. Our goal is to unite a diverse population of Americans by means of a free, open-to-the-public film festival where dreamers and allies of the future can come together to experience and discuss environmental awareness through low-impact outdoor cinema.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (All day)
  • Kerry Laitala: Conjured Pictures

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    Films, video & live performance
    Followed by Q&A w/ the artist

    Microscope is very pleased to welcome San Francisco-based artist Kerry Laitala to the gallery for an evening of her 16mm films, the New York premieres of a new video City Blights as well as a 16mm film performance in three parts titled Astro Trilogy.

    Dates: 

    Monday, July 31, 2017 - 07:30 to 09:00

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  • DIM Cinema: The Hart of London

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    A native of London, Ontario, Jack Chambers (1931-1978) was already renowned as a painter before he ventured into filmmaking. He completed six films; the last was his masterpiece, The Hart of London, begun the year he was diagnosed with leukemia. This feature-length experiment in “perceptual realism” combines newsreels, found photography, and original footage. “It's a film of startling juxtapositions that seems to be speaking to elemental issues of life and death, yet it also manages to interweave five or six grand themes and let the viewer feel that they are logically interrelated” (Fred Camper, Chicago Reader). Chief among them is our alienation from nature, evoked in the opening footage of the capture and killing of a deer that has wandered into London, and reprised in every major scene thereafter as one of the costs of civilization.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 19:30

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  • DIM Cinema: Eye on the Landscape

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    In Michael Snow’s tenth film, made in the twilight of the American lunar missions, the camera, attached to a robotic arm, casts its roving 360-degree eye across a remote, seemingly otherworldly mountaintop in northern Quebec. To a soundtrack based on the waves and pulses of the camera-activating machine, La Région centrale “transports its audience to a rugged Canadian landscape that is discovered at noon and then explored in seventeen episodes of dizzying motion as the machine’s shadow lengthens, night falls, and light returns” (Martha Langford, Art Canada Institute). Snow’s film is preceded by Daïchi Saïto’s kaleidoscopic exploration of the patterns and contrasts in the landscape of a Montreal park.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 19:00

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  • A Gathering of Crystals

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    Just before I began work on my book Harmony and Dissent, I discovered a trove of photographs depicting participants in a radical German movement, Freikörperkultur (free body culture), the early years of which constituted something of a prototype for the hippie movement that would emerge in California in the 1960s. Many of the photographs were strikingly well composed, unlike more recent images of practitioners of social nudity. But these formal rigours were responsible for only a small part of their charm. More important was this: there was something unbearably sweet about these images of groups of people who were convinced that they might alleviate modernity’s depredation of charity through exposing, completely and frankly, their vulnerable naked selves to one another.

    Dates: 

    Friday, July 21, 2017 - 19:00
  • In Reflection: The Films of Cecilia Araneda

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    On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00pm at PIX Film Gallery (1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C), Cecilia Araneda will present a screening of her films and video. Hailing from Winnipeg, Araneda is in town as the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Ariganello Award, a National Film Residency that honours the memory of the former Executive Director. Araneda will show work from the last decade and a half of her practice.

    Cecilia Araneda in person

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 19:00

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  • Film in the Present Tense

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    In spite of claims of its obsolescence, analog film is still alive. It continues to exist as an inimitable artistic medium, put to use in myriad forms around the world. Nonetheless, in the context of our ever-expanding digital landscape, analog film faces new challenges that have forced it into a process of deep transformation. What steps do we need to take to guarantee that analog film will remain as a living-breathing medium? What are the alternatives to the idea of film as an obsolete, historical object?

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 22, 2017 (All day)

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