Reflections on states of being and ending. Working with the real, the imagined and the remembered, the artists in this program address death in both literal and figurative ways.
Films by: Elisabeth Smolarz, Evan Meaney, Travis Shilling, JB Mabe, Robert Schaller, Chu-Li Shewring, Adam Gutch, Lindsay McIntyre and Chick Strand.
- Tuesday August 7, 2012 at 7:00PM
As a woman folds laundry at a laundromat, she delivers a detailed clinical account of the physical transformations that occur in the human body as it succumbs to cancer.
From 16mm to 16 bit! Using Hollis Frampton's Gloria! as a foundation, _The Well of Representation_ is a remake and reconsideration of this avant-garde classic from 1979. Here, hacked vintage video game imagery is used to echo both the formal... view more
A brutal and poetic story of a wolf reincarnated in the world as a man.
A fleeting portrait of a snowy landscape shot on expired film stock with a broken down camera.
With _Under the Shadow of Marcus Mountain_, Robert Schaller continues looking at landscape and affixing its indexical image to emulsion employing original photographic techniques. Schaller's stripped down 16mm filmmaking is the epitome of independent cinema; he uses manual processing, custom-made... view more
_Hoof, Tooth & Claw_ is an affecting and sympathetic portrait of 86 year old farmer Betty French, her land and the various animals in her care: horses, cattle and a gnarled and greying pack of sheep. A visit from the... view more
Situated at the geographic centre of Canada, Baker Lake, Nunavut is the only inland settlement in the Canadian Arctic. Fixing its gaze on this stark landscape, McIntyre's haunting and sparse film uses hand wrought black and white 16mm film in... view more
Chick Strand's last film, a portrait of a Mexican flower vendor, is a perfect example of her empathetic ethnography. Strand combines delicate close-ups of the woman's surroundings as she goes through her daily routine, which are accompanied by her description... view more
This screening is part of the larger thematic series: