The experimental films and videos offer a small glimpse into the Canadian psyche. The techniques and styles represented are quite diverse and are an attempt to represent the unique cross-section of work being made in this culturally diverse country that spans an enormous landmass. The works in this program were selected for their innovative use of cinematic language and for their unique cinematic visions. Through these works, it is possible to obtain a glance into the Canadian ethos, providing some insight into our cultural mythologies.
Cattle Call | Mike Maryniuk & Matthew Rankin | 2008 | 4 min.
Wingdings Love Letter | Scott Fitzpatrick | 2011 | 2 min.
The Collagist | Amy Lockhart and Marc Bell | 2009 | 2 min.
Semi-Auto Colours | Isiah Medina | 2010 | 6 min.
J. | Solomon Nagler & Alexandre Larose | 2009 | 7 min.
Black Rectangle | Rhayne Vermette | 2013 | 2 min.
Living On The Edge | Aaron Zeghers | 2013 | 3 min.
Visites Possibles | Sabrina Ratté | 2014 | 7 min.
Five Towns | Zahid Jiwa | 2010 | 5 min.
GreyCon4 | Brandon Blommaert | 2008 | 7 min.
Zwei Indianer Aus Winnipeg | Darryl Nepinak | 2009 | 3 min.
Scenes from a Secret World | Amalie Atkins | 2010 | 8 min.
New Wave From Canada: Visions from a Civic Conscious
The experimental films and videos in this program offer a small glimpse into Toronto civic mindfulness. The works in this program are personal visions that provide a space for remembrance, self-reflection, and transformation. The ways in which these moving images are produced and the subject matters explored are as divers as the city itself. The works selected are an attempt to demonstrate the techniques, styles, and themes that are being explored by moving image artists in Toronto at this time.
#Sandy | Peter Rahul | 2012 | 2 min.
Self Improvement | Clint Enns | 2010 | 3 min.
On Being Selfish | Mark Pellegrino | 2011 | 4 min.
Mosaic | Christine Lucy Latimer | 2003 | 2 min.
dinosaurs | Terra Long Jean | 2013 | 12 min.
Gains + Losses | Leslie Supnet | 2011 | 4 min.
Christ Church – Saint James | Steve Broomer | 2011 | 7 min.
Pond | Deirdre Logue | 2011 | 5 min.
Buffalo Death Mask | Mike Hoolboom | 2013 | 23 min.
New Wave From Canada: Asphalt Watches
This hilarious, grotesque, and unique animated future chronicles visual artists Seth Scriver and Shanye Ehman’s trans-Canadian road trip as they encounter dull voice, rampant consumerism and unbridled eccentricity in small towns all over this wide and weird county.
Asphalt Watches | Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver | 2013 | 94 min.