previous | Sunday, October 21
7pm at Deluge: I Am Pagan Baby
Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor
Lynne Sachs | 8:00 | USA/Sweden | 2018 | W Cdn Premiere
From 2015 to 2017, Sachs visited with Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Hammer and Gunvor Nelson, three multi-faceted artists who have embraced the moving image throughout their lives. From Carolee’s 18th Century house in the woods of Upstate New York to Barbara’s West Village studio to Gunvor’s childhood village in Sweden, Sachs shoots film with each woman in the place where she finds grounding and spark.
My Fuzzy Valentine
Ben Edelberg | 5:00 | Canada | 2018 | W Cdn Premiere
Put the Playboy centrefold in the hands of a Dyke and she will make her into a monster. A pulsating world of bug-eyed lesbian sasquatches and vaginal caves created from reclaimed textiles. Visual artist Allyson Mitchell’s shape shifting materials and colours explode off the screen on hand processed and scratched 16mm film.
Malia Bruker | 10:48 | USA | 2017 | Cdn Premiere
Self-proclaimed feminist nihilist Lena NW creates post-internet video games, rap and comics. NW’s hyper-sexual art engages the complex relationship between commodification, domination and self-empowerment in the internet age. Combining traditional documentary and virtual surrealism, V/IRL explores not only the artist’s themes, but also the formal techniques of contemporary, transdisciplinary art.
Story of the Dreaming Water Chapter Two
Brittany Gravely, Ken Linehan | 3:00 | USA | 2018 | World Premiere
Maybe there was an opening, and they wandered through…
I Am Pagan Baby
Jana Debus | 11:15 | Germany/USA | 2017 | Cdn Premiere
I Am Pagan Baby is about the fringes of living in a kind of Ur-form. The film portrays a source of life on the edge of civilization. Glimpses of a path which encourage us to ask what can become of us humans if we rise from the actual rituals of necessity.
The Whole Woman
Madelyne Beckles | 5:09 | Canada | 2018 | W Cdn Premiere
Utterances from Germaine Greer’s The Whole Woman haunt a woman making pancakes.
beside the water, 19992004
Finn Paul | 11:30 | USA | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Still photographs of desert landscapes and trans bodies interact to tell a story of isolation, intimacy and trauma within an American trans masculine community of the early 2000s. beside the water proposes an alternative mode of retrieving and disseminating a trans past through familial relations and the erotic. Piecing together evidences of a past via an individual’s mementos, this work places trans sexual experiences in conversation with a non-linear idea of history that is both real and fabricated, defiantly looking towards a future of pleasure, beauty, sincerity and fantasy.
9pm at Deluge: Shouting at the Ground
Under a Tree
Robert Todd | 10:30 | USA | 2017 | Cdn Premiere
Calls and their echoes, forms in repose and in motion, rest and unrest, attempts at silence in the face of disquiet.
Senses of Time
Wenhua Shi | 5:00 | USA | 2018 | W Cdn Premiere
Defining subjective and perceptual time through close attention to stillness, decay, disappearance and ruin.
Allan Brown | 13:20 | Canada | 2017 | W Cdn Premiere
Trotters come round the bend with Immanuel Velikovsky as race caller. Why can’t we believe in “if” anymore? “The audio interference that he (Brown) whips up and cycles has the effect of sounding like a brewing storm. The stuttering images of horse-drawn chariots again evoke a coming apocalypse. Is Brown wishing for the end of the world, or for aesthetic gale winds that can bring order to chaos?” (Greg deCuir)
Jeffery Chong | 6:12 | Canada | 2018 | World Premiere
Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge has vertical concrete handrails specifically designed to produce a stroboscopic effect when viewed at the speed of traffic. Motorists can therefore see an uninterrupted view of Vancouver’s harbour when travelling across the bridge. Burrard Zoetrope reveals this phenomenon by using the bridge’s handrails and a sampling of harbour images akin to this pre-film animation device. A series of varying sequences, vertical framing, cyclical repetition and the rapid succession of still images gives the viewer a sense of continuous motion characteristic of the zoetrope.
When the Rabbit’s Nose Twitches
Janelle VanderKelen | 9:30 | USA | 2018 | Cdn Premiere
Elaine de Kooning’s musings from the other side.
Josephine Massarella | 6:37 | Canada | 2017
Shot entirely in 16mm black and white film using single frame photography, 165708 employs in-camera techniques and chemical manipulation of processed film to produce an eidetic study of temporal elasticity. Techniques include flicker, time-lapse, light painting, stop motion, tinting and toning. Combined with cycles of alternating exposed frames, these methods imbue the work with a rhythmic magnetism, apparent both in the tempo and the aesthetic of the images.
Shouting at the Ground
Graeme Arnfield | 17:28 | UK | 2017 | NA Premiere
In a peat bog in North West England a Spanish woman was murdered, her body buried and subsumed into the treacherously dense ecological matter. Labours have extracted peat for centuries, selling the fertile material as fuel worldwide; a material which, upon burning, releases timeless carbon deposits into our increasingly precarious and damaged ecosphere. After laying dormant under the rich dark peat for an unknown amount of time a body has returned to the surface with its identity dislocated; it has become entwined with the history of its material host.
Taking the real life disappearance of Malika Maria De Fernandez along with the global trade of fossil fuels as a poignant opening, Shouting at the Ground is an agricultural and archaeological murder mystery circling around a void, oscillating its images and sounds between states of violent networked embodiment and pitch black absence, of burial and exhumation.