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7pm at Deluge: Evidence of the Evidence
Anne-Marie Bouchard | 7:16 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
A film about sound, the moon and exotic birds. Old footage from 16mm film is scratched, drawn upon and experimentally animated with a quantum dots solution.
Wrik Mead | 5:00 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Fear meets gay desire against an audio background of sitcom homophobia and jarring personal testimonies. Textured layers of figures, rotoscoped and real, move in and out of difficult scenarios, resolving into knowing acceptance.
Where We Were Not; Feeling Reserved, Alexus’ Story
Jessica MacCormack, Alexus Young | 6:30 | Canada | 2017 | BC Premiere
In Feeling Reserved, Alexus shares her story of a “starlight tour,” a practice of police brutality against First Nations peoples in Canada where individuals are driven out of town, stripped of their outerwear and shoes and left to freeze to death. In Alexus’ case a couple happened to drive by her and she was saved. Nonetheless the emotional scars remain, and many people were not so lucky. The realization that these murders are a continuation of the genocide of First Nations peoples today is horrifying. This work highlights the systemic violence at play and the silencing effect it produces.
Scott Fitzpatrick | 5:00 | Canada | 2017
An examination of everyday household objects based on a list published in the December, 2016 issue of Harper’s Magazine, shot on a camera shaped like a gun.
Kathleen Quillian, Gilbert Guerrero | 6:00 | USA | 2018 | W Cdn Premiere
Confidence Game sheds light onto the motivations, methods and impact of those who use persuasion and deception for personal gain.
self-talk with nothingness
Guillaume Vallée | 4:15 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Hand-processed Super8 film as a dialogue with your darkest self.
Eyes in the Sky
Frédérick Belzile | 3:03 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
A drone operator (Drone2bwild) describes the circumstances and the moment when the Indigenous Rising Drone flew away. Video made from a long take of drone footage and a narration taken from a live feed and post during the #NODAPL protest at Standing Rock.
Evidence of the Evidence
Alexander Johnston | 21:33 | USA | 2017 | Cdn Premiere
A work of “archival vérité” and a meta-reflection on the role of the camera as both a weapon and a maker of history, Evidence of the Evidence chronicles the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising. This radical yet tragic event in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement is represented through a granular and visceral interrogation of a collection of video footage shot by a rank and file state trooper on the ground at Attica. In an era of resurgent racism and authoritarianism throughout the West, Johnston’s film is a timely and urgent work of both agit-prop and media criticism.
9pm at Deluge: Permeable Crystals
Expanded Cinema Performance: Ian Campbell
30:00 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Permeable Crystals is an expanded cinema/sound performance that uses digital technology to re-imagine the characteristics of celluloid film. This project uses an antique 1920s era hand cranked projector augmented with video and sensors to create a non linear media experiment from found footage and sound. Through this project I seek to add a performative tactility to a synthesis of light and sound and to to create a hybrid of old and new technology to better understand the mysteries of the cinematic image.
Ian Campbell is a filmmaker and multimedia artist who works in video, installation and performance art. His short films have been screened across Canada at film and experimental media festivals such as Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal), WNDX (Winnipeg), Antimatter (Victoria), 8Fest (Toronto) and others in Europe and the USA. He has presented performance work using live improvised projected video at artist run centres and performance venues across western Canada. He is currently based in Saskatchewan where he teaches film at the University of Regina.