Andrew Lennox – Fall 2019 Studio Immersion Program
LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCES THE SECOND RESIDENT IN THE 2019 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—ANDREW LENNOX
Toronto, August 28, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM are pleased to announce that local Toronto-based filmmaker Andrew Lennox will be in residence as our second resident in the 2019 edition of the Studio Immersion Program, supported by the Petman Foundation. The award enables Canadian and International artists to use the studio at PIX FILM and production resources from LIFT in order to make a new artist project. Lennox’s project will focus on the process of de-industrialization and gentrification in West Toronto, by depicting the land redevelopment and rezoning, from an industrial sector, to a housing and retail sector by using sculpture and film animation. He will be in residence from August 29 until November 29, 2019.
Andrew Lennox is a film-based artist. Typically, he creates objects using analog film as source material and then animates those objects to create a new film. The “film-objects” are presented as sculptures, alongside a looped screening of the animated film. The intention is to straddle the divide between traditional fine arts in a gallery setting, with the convention of projecting film as a timed-based medium, in a cinema setting. This highlights the time-based distinction between analog film and the traditional fine arts, while also demonstrating their relationship as objects of art. The thrust of his work explores analog film as both a distinct and a related artistic medium, to the traditional fine arts and to digital film.
An artist talk with Andrew Lennox will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019.
The LIFT and PIX FILM Studio Immersion Program is generously supported by the Petman Foundation.
PIX FILM is an independent working studio, micro cinema, event space and gallery. The modular space accommodates diverse needs of individual artists, community arts groups and arts collectives. PIX FILM values digital and film forms of production and exhibition. http://pixfilm.ca
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is Canada’s foremost artist-run production and education organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services. LIFT is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Foundation, the Government of Ontario and the Toronto Arts Council. http://lift.ca
Wednesday 28 August 2019 –
PIX Film Gallery
1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C
Toronto ON Canada