Film as Fabric, Lace and Thread: a Performance by Mary Stark


Film as Fabric, Lace and Thread, 2014



Film as Fabric, Lace and Thread, 2014


The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present
Film as Fabric, Lace and Thread: a Performance by Mary Stark
Fall 2014 Artist in Residence Mary Stark in attendance

Mary Stark will perform her live cinema work, Film as Fabric, Lace and Thread at CineCycle, followed by a short artist talk about her project and process. Stark is a distinct film artist developing a project mixing textiles and analogue film, creating a beautiful and subtle body of work that plays with the relationship of fabric and film. Film as Fabric, Lace and Thread is the second iteration of a performance that she originally developed during through a 3 week residency at La Escocesa Studios in Barcelona. Stark will use the period of her September residency to create new footage for this performance, transforming textile patterns into moving images and optical sound. The performance on the 24th will showcase the results of her work on this project.


Mary Stark is an artist based at Rogue Studios in Manchester. Her practice is driven by enchantment with the sculptural material qualities of the filmstrip independent of the projector, and film projection as a site of delight, wonder and imagination. Mary is currently developing 16mm film performances deriving ‘voices’ from fabric through optical sound seeking to create noisy feminist presence in experimental film. With a background in textiles, filmmaking and photography, her work encompasses sculptural objects, photographic prints, installation and performance. Recent shows include Mono No Aware exhibition of Expanded Cinema VI and VII in New York, an artist residency at La Escocesa Studios in Barcelona, a 16mm sculptural film loop performance for Video Jam at Manchester Art Gallery and a text based film performance in a makeshift darkroom at the Nordic Summer University Lab Night, Sauðárkrókur, Iceland.
Mary Stark’s visit is made possible by public funding from the Canada Council for the Arts through their Visiting Foreign Artists program and by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD).



Wednesday 24 September 2014 –

Non-members: $8.00
Members: $5.00

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Toronto ON Canada