Iris Collective presents Collective Unconscious: Loop Collective screening and artist talk

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Iris Collective's latest instalment of the Collective Unconcious series brings Toronto's Loop Collective to Vancouver! This is a FREE event!

Iris Film Collective and Cineworks are excited to present films by the Loop Collective in celebration of the Toronto-based experimental film collective’s 20th anniversary. This selection of works generates a series of interrelated conversations between purity and hybridity, nature and technology, matter and memory, rhythm and stillness and spans a diversity of forms, including 35mm, 16mm, Super-8, video, still photography and photograms. 

The Loop Collective is proud to celebrate their forthcoming 20th anniversary with the launch of a new, limited edition monograph on the works of the collective, featuring critical essays by Kelly Egan, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, R. Bruce Elder, Kathryn Elder, a historical chart by John Porter, and artist pages from Loop’s current members. Alongside a recently published DVD, Selected Works by the Loop Collective, this book offers a significant glimpse into Loop’s history and its place within Canada’s experimental film and video communities. 

The Loop Collective is a group of independent media artists formed in 1996 to develop a public platform integrating experimental film and video with other art forms. Over the past two decades, Loop has programmed and produced works for presentation through exhibitions and events in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. The collective’s members are diverse and evolving, their varied practices spanning film, video, music, dance, photography, collage and textile arts. Loop’s mission is to explore the roots of experimental film and video by creating a dialogue with other artistic media forms, and promote experimental film and video for critical engagement by cultivating relations among different artistic communities.

Loop has presented gallery installations, screenings, and artist talks by renowned figures including Michael Snow, Carl Brown, R. Bruce Elder, Richard Kerr, Chris Welsby, Christian Lebrat, Carolee Schneemann, and Jósef Robakowski. Programmes of films by Loop members have screened at venues including The National Film Board of Canada (Toronto), Factory Media Arts Center (Hamilton), Club SAW (Ottawa), Ex-Centris (Montreal), WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg), NASCAD (Halifax), Leeds International Film Festival (United Kingdom), and the Canadian Retrospective at EXiS Festival 2010 (Diagonal Film Archive, Seoul, South Korea). 

- Illuminated Text (Erika Loic, 2012, 14’33”, 16mm, sound.)
- Jenny Haniver (Stephen Broomer, 2014, 15’31”, 16mm, silent.)
- Hand-processing (Dan Browne, 2010, 3’, 16mm, sound.)
- Routes (Dan Browne, 2011, 1’, 16mm, silent.)
- This Town of Toronto... (Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, 2012, 3’50”, 16mm, silent.)
- Font Màgica (Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, 2015, 5’, 16mm (digital projection), sound.)
- ransom notes (Kelly Egan, 2011, 5’, 35mm (digital projection), sound.)
- Morning (Ajla Odobasic, 2011, 4’13”, Super 8/DV, sound.)
- Of Light From the Ground (Angela Joosse, 2014, 2’54”, 16mm/DV, silent.)
- A Dream (Ty Tekatch, 2014, 1’15”, HD video, silent.)
- Everything is Awake! (Colin Clark, 2014, 3'50", HD video, silent.)
- Alberta (Dan Browne, 2014, 2’50”, HD video, silent.)
- Untitled (Jocelyn Statia, 2015, 1’20”, HD video, silent.)

Full programme details here.

PLEASE JOIN US for a featured artist talk on October 25th, 2:30pm at 3434 Falaise Ave: HYBRID MEDIA, HYBRID PRACTICES with Dan Browne, Jocelyn Statia, & Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof in person. Includes an exhibition of In Medias Res (2015), a new interactive installation by Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof. 

A limited edition book & dvd will be for sale at the venue.

Screening: Saturday, October 24, 7:30pm
1131 Howe - Cineworks Studio (enter via alley), Vancouver BC

Artist Talk: Sunday, October 25, 2:30pm
Falaise Park Fieldhouse, 3434 Falaise Ave at Worthington Dr, Vancouver BC

Image Gallery: 

Illuminated Text (Erika Loic, 2012)
Illuminated Text (Erika Loic, 2012)


Cineworks Studio - Vancouver, Canada


Repeats every day until Mon Oct 26 2015.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 (All day)
Sunday, October 25, 2015 (All day)
Monday, October 26, 2015 (All day)


Saturday, October 24, 2015 (All day)
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Monday, October 26, 2015 (All day)
  • 300-1131 Howe St.
    V6Z 2L7   Vancouver
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    49° 16' 43.2192" N, 123° 7' 35.724" W