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Galerie Sans Nom - The Land Behind
Curated by Sol Nagler | Nov 15 - Dec 20, 2013
Sabrina Ratté, The Land Behind
Dan Browne, Grid07
Leslie Supnet, Amethyst Visions
Barry Doupé & Yota Kobayashi, Shikisou
Lief Hall, 25/27
Otherworldly, 3D animations and glitched video signals flicker across the screen in this collection of new video work by artists from across Canada. Landscapes are deconstructed through parasitic interventions, creating cathartic, psychosomatic textures that embrace viewers in a suffocating blanket of TV fuzz. This programming will be presented in the context of the Volet arts médiatiques during the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA).
Solomon Nagler’s films have played across Canada, in the U.S., Europe and Asia at venues such the Centre Pompidou (Paris), L’Université Paris Panthéon Sorbonne and Lincoln Center in New York. His work has been featured in Retrospectives at the Winnipeg Cinematheque in August of 2004, at the Excentris Cinema in Montreal in August of 2007, the Festival De Le Cinéma Different in Paris in December 2005 and 2007, The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and The Canadian Film Institute in 2009. Originally from Winnipeg, Solomon Nagler currently lives in Halifax where he is a professor of film production at NSCAD University
Last Light Breaking will be making it’s World premiere at Antimatter this Wednesday! The Auroratone Commissions will be playing on Friday prior to Jodie Mack’s Dusty Stacks of Mom at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of diverse forms of media art, Antimatter is one of the premier showcases of experimentation in film, video, audio and emerging timebased forms. Encompassing screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, Antimatter provides a noncompetitive setting in Victoria, British Columbia, free from commercial and industry agendas.
Since 1998, the quality and creativity of its programming, commitment to audience development, and respect for artists and their work have made Antimatter one of the most important media arts events in Canada, and the world.
The 16th annual Antimatter runs October 18 to November 3, 2013, an extended timeline to allow for an expanded focus on media installations and performances.
You Are Here will be making it’s way to FANTASTIC FEST at the Alamo Drafthouse this week!
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past we have presented the world premieres of THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, CITY OF EMBER, ZOMBIELAND, and GENTLEMEN BRONCOS, while our guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Dolph Lundgren, Jemaine Clement, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. We also feature world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films.
Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. For 2013, it will be at the new Lakeline location which is located at 14028 N US Highway 183, Bldg F. Austin, TX 78717. The Alamo Drafthouse was named the best cinema in America by Entertainment Weekly and features food and drink served to your seat without any disruption of the movie experience.
During his Keynote Address at the International film Festival Summit in Las Vegas, Variety president and publisher Charlie Koones listed Fantastic Fest in a list of “10 Film Festivals We Love,” a list which included industry heavy-hitters such as Cannes, Toronto and Telluride. We’ve also been named as one of the “25 coolest film festivals” and the “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by Moviemaker Magazine
"The geek Telluride… Fantastic Fest lives up to its name" – Variety
"The most important film festival in North America" – Texas Monthly
"If there’s a heaven, I want it to be just like the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar during the week of Fantastic Fest." – Devin Faraci, CHUD.com
TIFF - Short Cuts Canada
A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste will be playing TIFF’s Short Cuts Canada Programme 4.
Program II: Ways of Seeing
This selection of recent works from the 26th edition of the Images Festival investigates the way in which we see and understand images. Using personal reflection, documentary interview, archival materials and experimental animation techniques, these works operate on the boundaries of fact and fiction, proposing different positions from which we can understand the world around us through an image.
-Movement in Squares
director: Jean-Paul Kelly / Canada, 2013, video, 13 min
“A two-channel video work configured here for a single screen presentation, Jean-Paul Kelly’s Movement in Squares is composed of three elements: video appropriated from a Florida-based foreclosure broker who documents the condition of repossessed homes; the artist paging through a catalogue of paintings by the British Op Art pioneer Bridget Riley; and voice-over narration from a 1979 documentary about Riley. In conversation on the screen, these elements put forth questions about representation, ethics and perception in how we look at images.“
Jean-Paul Kelly (born in London, Canada, 1977) creates drawings, photographs and videos that are often displayed together. His work has been shown at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto, 2012), Mercer Union (Toronto, 2010), Ed Video (Guelph, 2010), Cambridge Galleries (2009) and Gallery TPW (Toronto, 2005 and 2008). Screenings include the Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Migrating Forms (New York), Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art (Berlin), Rencontres Internationales (Paris) and Pleasure Dome (Toronto).
director: Thirza Jean Cuthand / Canada, 2013, video, 3 min
“Stained and painted patterns on Super 8 images impede our view. The interrupted images reflect the words of the filmmaker as she muses on trauma and the loss of sight.”
Thirza Cuthand was born in Saskatchewan and grew up in Saskatoon. Since 1995 she has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, youth, love and race, which have screened in festivals internationally. She is of Plains Cree and Scots descent and currently resides in Saskatoon.
-Underscore (_) Subguión
director: Jorge Lozano / Canada, 2012, video, 28 min
“Lozano’s twin-screen portrait of a political activist in exile in 1 has the unnamed individual tell the story of the assassination attempt that forced him to go into hiding and then to flee his home. The details of the traumatic event are told with matter-of-fact precision, but names, places and dates have been removed to protect the subject. The combination of precision and abstraction lead us to reflect on the fact that the subject’s chilling story is indeed all too common, while the fact that he survived is not.”
Jorge Lozano has been working as a film and video artist for nearly fifty years and has achieved national and international recognition. His films have been exhibited at the Toronto International and Sundance Film Festivals, amongst others, and his experimental work has been exhibited at many international festivals and galleries. Lozano is currently working on a Ph.D at York University in Visual Arts.
-A Third Version of the Imaginary
director: Benjamin Tiven / USA, 2012, video, 12 min
“A visit to the film and video library of the Kenya Broadcasting corporation in Nairobi provides an opportunity to investigate the meaning and value of an image. Tiven’s film explores what is preserved, what is discarded and how technology, economics and politics all have a role in determining what is broadcast.”
Benjamin Tiven currently lives in New York. In 2012, he completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in studio art. Recent exhibitions in New York, Dublin, Vancouver, Toronto, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Recent contributions to Triple Canopy, Bidoun, The Bulletins of the Serving Library, The Nation, The Abu Dhabi National, and The Philadelphia Independent.
director: Yi Cui / Canada, 2010, 16mm, 5 min
“Through the use of an optical printer as a creative device, the individual frame is played like a music note. A rhythmic improvisation visualized on celluloid.”
Yi Cui was born and raised in China. Before stepping into filmmaking, she pursued conservation ecology. What was learned from nature has stayed in her identity and reverberated into her creative work. A search for poetics and rhythmic flow inside the film medium has driven all her works. Yi Cui acquired her MFA in film production at York University in Toronto.
-You Are Here
director: Leslie Supnet / Canada, 2012, video, 3 min
“Invoking the dead to write through a ritual performed by animated hands.”
Leslie Supnet is an artist living in Toronto whose moving image and drawing aims to express sincerity, lived experience, and the multiplicity of human emotion. Her works have screened at various festivals, cinemas and microcinemas near and far.