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City Symphony Volume 1
Includes two films: Continuum and Deconstruction Sight. "This is history without narrative, an abstract summation of what happens when human beings move stuff around and make something of it, grow tired of what they've made and demolish it using other things they've made, and then start all over again. What…
Momoyo Torimitsu, Angelica Mesiti & Serge Spitzer
Part of the Series: Masters of Art
Momoyo Torimitsu Based in New York since 1996, Momoyo Torimitsu playfully critiques contemporary Japanese culture through works in sculpture, installation and video. She has performed and exhibited widely, including performances on Wall Street in New York and exhibitions in ISEA 2008, National Museum of Singapore, Momenta Art, New York, Museum…
If Brains Were Dynamite
Hanging like hindquarters in a meat freezer, bloody butchered human torsos and limbs simultaneously rivet and repel viewers of this film's opening footage. Mark Prent is a Canadian artist whose exhibitions always provoke outrage and have resulted in violent reactions and trials for obscenity. They also reveal the latent sadism…
Garry Stewart, Gina Czarnecki & Louis-Philippe Demers (Devolution & Dance Robotics Video Art)
Part of the Series: Masters of Art
2006 Helpmann Award Winners Garry Stewart has built a reputation for pushing dance- and his dancers-beyond conventional limits. In Devolution, Stewart collaborates with Canadian multi-disciplinary artist Louis-Philippe Demers and UK video artist Gina Czarnecki and goes one step further, with the introduction of robotics. Prosthetic limbs, large-scale ambulating robotic creatures,…
Jeremy Blake: An Interview
Jeremy Blake (1971-2007) used digital media to create works that function on a flexible spectrum between being more painting-like or more film-like. He created continually looping digital animations with sound to be projected or presented on plasma screens. Blake often began by making the digital C-prints, which he conceived to…
The Paradise of Cornelius Kolig
The uncategorizable artist Cornelius Kolig lives and works today in the same small community in which he was born and grew up, on the border of Italy, Austria and Slovenia. Preoccupied with the environment - both the natural, organic environment and the artificial, industrial (and often polluting) one - his…
Dubois Lefebvre & Greg Lasserre & Chris Fulham
Part of the Series: Masters of Art
Jean DuBois and Chloe Lefebvre are Canadian-based artists who have worked in close collaboration since 2001. Their work involves interactive installations that explore the relation between the spectator and the screen. The observer can obtain a level of intimacy with the fictional characters the artists have created through lyrical encounters…
Chris Henschke & Knowles Sowerwine
Part of the Series: Masters of Art
Chris Henschke is a Melbourne-based artist who has been working with digital media for the past fifteen years. His main areas of research are in art / science relationships, interactive and hybrid media and experimental audio. Henschke is in a creative partnership 'Topologies' with Donna Kendrigan. His works have been…
Cinema of Ruins - The Films of Solomon Nagler
Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas presents the short film anthology of Canadian artist Solomon Nagler. This collection contains the complete anthology, as well as recent cinematic works of Solomon Nagler.
Contre-Oeil (Cross Eye)
Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas presents Cross-Eye, an anthology of Quebec and Canadian experimental film and video art (1960-2011) . From surrealist refractions to punk and dissident factions, the anthology brings together a unique collection of avant-garde movie works. Tearing apart the barriers betweens eras, borders and mediums, the viewing…
Etienne O'Leary - Films 1966-1968
Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas anthology presents the complete works of Quebec filmmaker Etienne O'Leary. Pillar of the underground and initiator of a new movie language, the evanescent and glowing pictures of O 'Leary films shows us many compatriots: such as Pierre Clementi, Jean-Pierre and Pierre Molinier Bouyxou Appearing under…
Infinite Animation by Adam K. Beckett
A series of films from filmmaker Adam K. Beckett.