30 x 30: Newly Commissioned Works Screen at AGO Jackman Hall

30th anniversary Stills: Larissa Fan, Jean-Paul Kelly

Stills from Larissa Fan’s “The tide goes in, the tide goes out” and Jean-Paul Kelly’s “A Minimal Difference”

 

 

In celebration of three decades of filmmaking the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
has commissioned thirty Canadian film veterans and emerging voices to make new works originating on
or in the spirit of Super 8mm film. Without thematic guidance other than the small-format film gauge
these artists have produced twenty-nine stunning new works. From lively animations to sparse landscape
studies and diaristic narratives these films and videos illustrate the breadth of work being produced
today.


With this project we are not only celebrating LIFT, but also celebrating film itself. When the end of film is
pronounced on a daily basis, in favour of the newest digital hype, there is a beauty to the slow materiality
of film in iconic yellow boxes and thousands of tiny pictures etched in silver. In 30 years the materials
have changed but the clarity of vision and expressive desire has remained.

 

30
x 30 – Three Nights of Films for 30 Years of Filmmaking

8:00pm
Thursday, January 19, 2012

8:00pm
Friday, January 20, 2012

8:00pm
Saturday, January 21, 2012

 

THURSDAY,
JANUARY 19, 2012 at 8:00PM

Prashant
Miranda, “In Memory Of The Northern Red Oak”, 3:10

Mike
Hoolboom, “Forest Walk”, 8:00

Alan
Zweig “30 Found Clips and a story I’ve told before”, 8:00

R.
Bruce Elder “Return to Nature! The True Natural Method Of Healing and Living
and the True Salvation Of the Soul: Paradise Regained — The Core Of the Body
— Water, Human Curative Power, Light, Air, Earth, Food, Fruit Culture”, 7:20

Kika
Thorne “
Solidarities: Social Physics Test Rolls 1&2 + Asmaa Mahfouz (2011) and
I’ll Follow You (2011)”, 6:00

Heather
Keung  “Lifting for 30”, 2:40

John
Porter “Light Sleeper”, 3:00

Adam
Rosen and John Creson “ProMeTheeUs”, 9:52

Marcos
Arriaga “Assembly”, 5:00

Christina
Battle, “
when the smog-filled wind
began to howl“, 4:55

 

FRIDAY,
JANUARY 20, 2012 at 8:00PM

Midi
Onodera, “The Grand Design”, 9:25

Alison
Duke “In Search of a Word”, 3:00

Greg
Woodbury “Medical Test Chronicles: Victoria’s MRI Story”, 6:30

Ant
Horasanli “Inhibit”, 4:27

Raha
Shirazi “The Story Ends When The Story Begins”, 4:12

Jean-Paul
Kelly “A Minimal Difference”, 4:00

Jorge
Lozano “Let there be Shadows”, 8:00

Madi
Piller “7200 Frames Under The Sun”, 3:30

Ulysses
Castellanos “Queen’s Plate 2011”, 6:40

 

SATURDAY,
JANUARY 21, 2012 at 8:00PM

Susan
Oxtoby “Diary 1993-94”, 11:00

Alexandre
Larose “Portrait De La Place Ville Marie”, 3:30

Chris
Kennedy “Towards a Vanishing Point”, 8:00

Larissa
Fan “The tide goes in, the tide goes out”, 5:30

Julieta
María “Pisando Fuerte / On Firm Ground”, 4:00

Nobu
Adilman “A+”, 3:37

John
Price “LIFE | DEATH”, 10:00

Francisca
Duran “Even if my hands were full of truths”, 5:00

Scott
Miller Berry
2001/1988″ , 6:00

Tess
Girard, “Just Passing Through”, 5:35

 

LIFT’s
30 x 30 commissioning project has been supported by the Initiatives Program of
the Canada Council for the Arts (Media Arts Section).

 

After party will be on Saturday, January 21st at 10:00pm.
Hotel Ocho, 195 Spadina Avenue. Free admission. Cash Bar.


 

Thursday 19 January 2012 20:00  

Non-members: $8
Members: $8

Location:
AGO Jackman Hall 
317 Dundas Street West (McCaul Street entrance) 
Toronto ON Canada