Regional Support Network presents:
A Sampled OZ Hystery: Australian Alternative Film from the 60s to the Present
Tuesday, October 21, 8pm
Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue)
(co-sponsored by Videofag and LIFT)
Curated by Dirk de Bruyn (in person)
Fun Radio - Nigel Buesst
Leading Ladies - Lynsey Martin
Contemplation of the Rose - Michael Lee
Zoomfilm - Dirk de Bruyn
Discs - Dirk de Bruyn
Dolls - Paul Fletcher
Excerpt - Chris Knowles
Exacuate - Michael Buckley
Morena - Marie Craven
Short Lives - Neil Taylor
E.G. (Elephant Girl) - Virginia Hilyard
Traum A Dream - Dirk de Bruyn
KeepinTime Abstract - Steven McIntyre
Time Ball - Marcia Jane
WAP - Dirk de Bruyn
TIFF Free Screen
Curated by Chris Kennedy
Friday, October 17 @ 6:30
Introduction by Barbara Sternberg and Clint Enns.
The most recent film from veteran Canadian experimental filmmaker Barbara Sternberg anchors this programme that reflects on the weight of time and significance of place.
"But because truly being here is so much; because everything here Apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way Keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all." — Rainer Maria Rilke, The Ninth Elegy
Far From, the most recent film from veteran Canadian experimental filmmaker Barbara Sternberg, is a beautifully layered reflection on the weight of place and time on our experience of life. Using footage accumulated from a life with a camera, superimposed with photographs of family and rotoscoped animations, Sternberg draws us through what she calls “the density and noise of existence.”
Sternberg’s film is paired with two younger artists’ reflections on the significance of place. Clint Enns’ The Everden uses the decayed video format of the Fisher-Price PixelVision camera — a 1980s-era toy camera that recorded onto audio cassette tapes — to turn his first impressions of Toronto into a glitched technological phantom. Alexandra Cuesta’s Despedida (Farewell) bids goodbye to a neighbourhood the filmmaker spent a few years in during her time in Los Angeles before relocating back to Ecuador, pairing footage of neighbourhood activity with the poetry of local resident Mapkaulu Roger Nduku.
The programme is bracketed by two films by the influential Austrian filmmaker, Kurt Kren, who used extended shooting periods and visual layers to encapsulate time’s passage. In 32/76 An W + B, dedicated to underground filmmakers Wilhem and Birgit Hein, Kren racks focus between a neighbourhood park and a large-format negative shot from the same vantage, creating a frozen ghost image over the live moment; 37/78 Tree Again features a pastoral scene that Kren shot daily over the course of a summer and fall, using an outdated infra-red film stock.
32/76 An W + B - Kurt Kren
Once - Barbara Sternberg
Despedida (Farewell) - Alexandra Cuesta
The Everden - Clint Enns
Far From - Barbara Sternberg
37/78 Tree Again - Kurt Kren
New works by Bent Light Collective: installations, performances and screening featuring films by Mike Maryniuk
Mike Maryniuk will also give a stop-motion animation workshop on Saturday, September 20th from 1-4 pm. Space is limited so sign up soon! To register for the workshop email technical(a)pavedarts.ca
The Bent Light Collective acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Grants to Media Arts Organizations: Initiatives for their financial support.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 6 pm; Saturdays Noon – 4pm
PAVED Arts acknowledges the support of our members, volunteers and partners, and of our principal funders: Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the City of Saskatoon and the National Film Board of Canada.
Free admission to the public with barrier-free accessibility.
Kiss, Lyndsay Bloom
Pleasure Dome is delighted to present a program of works from Philip Hoffman’s Independent Imaging Retreat, or “Film Farm,” in celebration of the process-based artisanal film workshop’s 20th anniversary. Since 1994, Film Farm has been re-imagining film production and pedagogy with a focus on process-based artistic practices, driven not by commerce but rather by exploration, materiality, conviviality, and mindfulness.
For 20 years the `Film Farm’, has brought together a small group of interested filmmakers – some novices and some highly experienced – for an intensive week of shooting, hand-processing, tinting/toning, watching and editing film — most of the action taking place in and around an old barn on the Normanby Township property, near Mount Forest Ontario.
The pastoral landscapes and structures of rural Ontario set the scene for these experiments, which embrace imperfection and grit in the pursuit of surprises both affective and aesthetic. In this programme of films and videos, we celebrate labour and craft, contingency and chance, and personal expression through the poetics of process.
Saturday September 20, 7:30 PM
@ 401 Richmond Street West Courtyard
(Rain location: CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave.)
Not as I Do, Matt Soar, 2009
Film Farm Medley, Lillah Halla, 2012
Film Farm 2013 Garden Cam, Lisa Marr, 2013
Film Farm Dance, Becka Barker, 2004
Working Portraits, Maia Cybelle Carpenter, 2005
Untitled, Matt Soar, 2009
Behind this Soft Eclipse, Eve Heller, 2004
Swell, Carolynne Hew, 1998
Markings 1-3, Eva Kolcze, 2011
Kiss, Lyndsay Bloom, 2012
Last Light Breaking, Leslie Supnet, 2012
Demi monde, Caroline Monnet, 2013
H2 Oh Oh, Deirdre Logue, 2000
The Mount Forest Men’s Synchronized Swim Team, unknown filmmaker, 1993
Minus, Chris Chong, 1999
Holy Holes, Lillah Halla, 2012
Captifs d’amour, John Greyson, 2011
Solarization, Maria Magnusson, 2013
Your New Pig is Down the Road, Helen Hill, 1999
Strawberries in the Summertime, Jennifer Reeves, 2014
first iteration of drawings complete and off to shoot/animate in Van! see the works and works in progress by Bent Light (@museumofnewideas @hjp1979 @mikemaryniuk @dodospit ) for SWARM Sept 11th + 12th, artist talk on the 10th, beach day 9th