(LIFT) LIFT Member John Price: Cinematheque Ontario Showcase

 

INTERMITTENT MOVEMENT – Films by John Price

 

As part of Cinematheque Ontario’s FREE SCREEN

 

 

INTERMITTENT MOVEMENT – Films by John Price

 

As part of Cinematheque Ontario’s FREE SCREEN

 

“John Price is one of Canada’s most gifted and versatile independent filmmakers. While creating an oeuvre of diaristic musings and exterior explorations, Price has both taught cinematography and been the cinematographer on a wide range of projects, including for dance and opera. Price’s mastery of the medium is apparent at once, whether it be his own work or a collaboration. We’ve asked John Price, whose films have screened in festivals throughout the world, to assemble this unique programme of new unseen works especially for tonight’s screening”. – Andréa Picard

 

The programme will focus primarily on hand developed diary material shot between 2005 and 2007. In that sense, the starting point for making all of these pictures was an unscripted moment that presented itself while a loaded camera was in my hands. Often there are questions in my head about the nature of experience that inspires the looking: questions about power, violent behavior, social hierarchy, the seeming arbitrariness of one’s physical and social situation at birth. How do a fishing camp in a remote corner of Newfoundland, a duck hunting camp in Quebec, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp on the outskirts of Berlin, an aluminum recycling facility in China, a small town in northern Saskatchewan, and my seven-day-old baby daughter interrelate? Is it possible to create a coherent screening with such disparate material? At the moment I am less interested in ‘finishing’ work than in exploring the process of how the dialogue between the photographic texture of the material and the subject of the frame can communicate something essential about humanity. The work for this screening will be presented in various states of completion and from a wide array of subject matter. Much of it will have been blown up to 35mm for exhibition. The process of blowing up material is the editing; it is a decisive and expedient way to create work that places emphasis on the specificity of the hand developed material while distilling moments from the raw camera rolls. – John Price

 

INTERMITTENT MOVEMENT
2006, 12 minutes

MAKING PICTURES #2
2007, 5 minutes

ROLLS
2007, 12 minutes

THE BOY WHO DIED
2007, 8 minutes

UNTITLED
2007, 6 minutes

 

 

 

Wednesday 25 April 2007 18:30  

Non-members: Free
Members: Free

Location:
Jackman Hall at Art Gallery of Ontario 
317 Dundas Street West 
Toronto ON Canada