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  • A Gathering of Crystals

    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.


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

    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


    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 19:00


    PIX Film Gallery - Toronto, Canadá
  • Film in the Present Tense

    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?


    Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 22, 2017 (All day)
  • Beth Block: A Few Things To Share Before I Hit the Road

    Filmforum welcomes back the filmmaker (and former board president) Beth Block for one more grand screening before she relocates to the grand state of Hawaii.  Starting with her optical printer masterpiece Film Achers, and including her digital masterpiece Successive Approximations to the Goal we’ll also have a chance to see other recent digital work that has not yet graced our screen, and get a sneak preview of a work-in-progress.


    Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 19:30


    Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian - Los Angeles, United States
  • VisualcontainerTV: One Minute

    VisualcontainerTV is proud to present the result of 9 years of research in the contemporary videoart field by the artist and curator Kerry Baldry. A variety of languages and visions collected in a kaleidoscopic selection about 39 videos.


    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 1, 2017 (All day)
  • Ad Hoc #3: Beautiful Rage

    Three milestones of avant-garde filmmaking. Wieland, Brakhage and Sonbert transcend, at least in part, their despair and rage against imperialism, war, violence, and homophobia, through art.

    “I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.” (Frankenstein, Mary Shelley)

    "Imagination is the only weapon in the war against realty." (Lewis Carroll


    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 19:00


    Innis College - Toronto, Canada