Jaap Pieters in Conversation at LIFT



Fresh from the Media City International Festival of Film and Video Art and the monthly Early Monthly Segments screening salon at the Gladstone Hotel, LIFT will be hosting Dutch filmmaker Jaap Pieters in the LIFT classroom for an informal and casual screening / talk next Wednesday. All are welcome to this FREE event.


Fresh from the Media City International Festival of Film and Video Art and the monthly Early Monthly Segments screening salon at the Gladstone Hotel, LIFT will be hosting Dutch filmmaker Jaap Pieters in the LIFT classroom for an informal and casual screening / talk next Wednesday. All are welcome to this FREE event.

Dutch artist Jaap Pieters is a stalwart specialist of Super 8mm filmmaking, creating dozens of films on the small-gauge "amateur" medium over the course of three decades. Confining himself to the duration of a 3-minute Super 8 reel, working with minimal equipment and manipulation, most of Pieters's films are shot from the window of his Amsterdam apartment and concentrate on a single subject - unusual happenings on the sidewalk, or the recurring appearance of peculiar individuals. Well-known in Europe where his films are seen regularly at a bewildering variety of microcinemas and alternative venues as well as at major festivals such as the IFF Rotterdam, Pieters's ephemeral creations rarely find their way to North American screens. We are pleased to present an extensive selection of Jaap Pieters's films, chosen by the filmmaker himself to fit the occasion and enlivened by the presence and commentary of the artist. (Notes from Media City catalogue).

Jaap Pieters website: http://www.jaappieters.com

Jaap Pieters will also be presenting a 90 minute presentation of his films at Early Monthly Segments #28. This screening will be held at the Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar, 1214 Queen St West. Monday, June 6, 2011 at 8:00 PM, $5 suggested donation.

 

Wednesday 8 June 2011 19:00  

Non-members: Free
Members: Free

Location:
LIFT 
1137 Dupont Street 
Toronto ON Canada