LIFT Co-Presentation at Images: Ruptures Restructured – April 2008

INTERNATIONAL SHORTS PROGRAM II
“RUPTURES RESTRUCTURED”
Co-presented with LIFT

Light Work Mood Disorder, Jennifer Reeves (16mm, 28 min, 2007, USA)

INTERNATIONAL SHORTS PROGRAM II
“RUPTURES RESTRUCTURED”
Co-presented with LIFT

Light Work Mood Disorder, Jennifer Reeves (16mm, 28 min, 2007, USA)
Made in collaboration with musician Anthony Burr, Light Work Mood Disorder is a double 16mm piece composed of old educational films and physical manipulation of the film frame. From an intricate web of thread hand-stitched into the film, to surface treatments with a variety of pharmaceutical substances, Reeve’s film is a micro & macroscopic exploration on themes of corporate exploitation of physical and mental health.
 
Western Sunburn, Karl Lemieux (Video, 10 min, 2007, Canada)
Working from looped rolls of found footage, Montréal-based Lemieux re-imagines and reframes iconographic figures from an old western with painting, scratching, cutting and burning.

 

Black and White Trypps Number Four, Ben Russell (16mm, 11 min, 2008, USA)
The newest of Russell’s continuing series of psychedelic abstractions is one part experimental film, one part stand up comedy, and one part social commentary. Using a piece of 35mm slug featuring the American comedian Richard Pryor, Russell concocts a visual and aural assault of physically incompatible film gauges and historically incompatible racial stereotypes.
 
The Boy Who Died, John Price (35mm, 7 min, 2007, Canada)
An impressionistic study of wintry landscapes in northern Saskatchewan shot during down time from a documentary about aboriginal youth. Framing Price’s shoot is the news of a devastating skidoo accident involving one of the subjects of the documentary.
 
Once, Barbra Sternberg (16mm, 5 min, 2007, Canada)
Juxtaposing silence, sound, light, and language. At the onset of Sternberg’s Once, we hear an audio excerpt from Rilke’s Ninth Elegy in darkness, which gives way to a silent film filled with glimpses of shimmering light evoking the beauty and brevity of life.
 
Ever Present Going Past, Phil Hoffman (Video, 8 min, 2007, Canada)
Hoffman’s recent video, made in collaboration with poet Garry Shikatani.
 
Sunsets, gardens, footage of days past, places far and near.
The world we might love, into which we pass
through some gate. A garden, the worn azul
and yellow tiles the assured passage so needed,
then broken

 

 

 

Saturday 5 April 2008 21:00  

Non-members: Free/PWYC ($5 Suggested)
Members: Free/PWYC ($5 Suggested)

Location:
Joseph Workman Theatre 
1001 Queen Street West 
Toronto ON Canada