Posts Tagged ‘screening’

From the Random Stuff Archive

Catching Up: Central Canadian Center for Performance’s YouTube Party (Nov 2011)

Catching up: Pics from Accented Video & the Autobiographical (April 2012)


 


Thank you!

Hi everyone!

I want to take this opportunity to thank you ever so much for making A Total Spectacle an absolutely fantastic experience =-) I’m deeply grateful to all the artists for their amazing projects, energy and dialogue, the writer and reviewers who contributed compelling insights, the many rockin’ organizational partners — including the Canada Council — for their interest and support, and most of all, the visitors, many of whom offered generous feedback making me realize that the last five years thinking about/two years developing this project was genuinely worthwhile. THANK YOU!!

I trust there will be no shortage of corporate spectacle to gag on going forward, but this one grabbed my attention this morning, so I’d love to share it as a closing note…

On June 6, WalMart hosted a star studded morale boosting gathering for a handful of its employees. Hugh Jackman served as MC, and Tom Cruise delivered something of a keynote speech in which he praised WalMart as role model for how business can “make a difference”, including improving the lives of low income women around the world. Uh, okay. This while WalMart workers fight for the right to strike for a living wage, and while WalMart refuses to sign a binding agreement that would implement industry-wide safety standards protecting garment workers, many of whom are women. In fact, Kalpona Akter, a workers’ rights activist from Bangladesh, led a protest outside of WalMart’s shareholder meeting in Arkansas just last week…

Enjoy!!

ps. I’ve also FINALLY posted the DIY/Self-Serve video screening, for anyone interested in a few documentaries, news reports, and other interesting tid-bits … find it here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwEsF5mrDxlKekl5dWFSSHU2NGc/edit

– Milena Placentile, Curator of A Total Spectacle

Four Horsemen Film Screening

Join us on Friday February 15 at 7:00 p.m. for a community screening of Four Horsemen.
Admission is free, but if you wish to make a donation to the filmmakers, it will be collected and passed on.

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Four Horsemen (2012) is an independent feature documentary by Renegade Economist that lifts the lid on how the world really works.

http://buy.fourhorsemenfilm.com/
http://www.renegadeeconomist.com/

About:

Four Horsemen is the debut feature from director Ross Ashcroft which reveals the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster.

23 leading thinkers –frustrated at the failure of their respective disciplines – break their silence to explain how the world really works.

The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned. Solutions to the multiple crises facing humanity have never been more urgent, but equally, the conditions for change have never been more favourable.

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We’ll have some snacks available, but please feel free to bring your own/to share. Discussion to follow, if those present decide they wanna.

The Public Weirdo Film School for Friends and Friends of Friends

Sunday, 18 November 2012
15:00 until 21:00
You know where…

Oh hi!

Julia is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker currently based in Lyon now visiting Winnipeg through a residency with Atomic in partnership with Martha Street Studios and MAWA. She’d love to meet you and learn more about Winnipeg’s film scene, so let’s hang out together, share snacks, talk about our work, and watch movies!

The following is a rough idea of what we thought we could do:

3:00 — attendees each bring up to 4 copies of an in-progress script, short story, or poem to share by reading aloud or inviting people to read silently while we eat n’ socialize, so bring food and drink to share for a potluck snacky chow down and ideas ideas ideas in whatever form they may be =-)

4:30 ish — let the friendly feedback begin by sharing thoughts on one another’s in-progress work

7:00 — open screening of video format films, unless someone happens to have and bring a film projector….. it can be your own work, or found footage… whatever you want =-) Together we can come up with a way to decide which ones we’ll watch. We can go as late as we wanna.

All in all, this is a great chance to talk about new ideas and mull over old ones. It might even be a chance to meet someone new and get involved in something cool that you didn’t already know what happening / in the works. Fun? Yes!

Oh, now is also a good time to mention that Julia is shooting footage for her project, “Architecture of an Atom,” on Dec 2nd so coming to this event is not only a chance to for you to meet, but it could also be a great way to see if you wanna get in on the filmmaking fun =-)

Rome and the Infinite Whistle from Juliacks on Vimeo.

Situated Cinema

Atomic is opening its doors to WNDX:: Festival of Moving Images and Situated Cinema, a project by Solomon Nagler, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore. Find the Facebook event right there, details pasted below…

Situated Cinema
A project by Solomon Nagler, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore
Free admission

An alternative cinema-going experience in which the interior of the movie theatre interacts with the city outside, the second iteration of the Situated Cinema project is a demountable microcinema that will be installed at various sites in Winnipeg. Through the mobility and permeability of the venue and the mingling of silent films and shifting contextual soundscapes, the project embraces the interactions and juxtapositions of the city and asks viewer-participants and five commissioned filmmakers to do the same.

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ 9PM – 11PM | RAW GALLERY
    Co-Presented by Winnipeg Design Festival
    Opening Reception with Artist-talk at RAW GALLERY
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 @ 12PM – 9PM | THE FORKS
    Co-Presented by the Winnipeg Design Festival
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 9AM – 2PM | UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG
    Co-Presented by Gallery 1C03
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 8PM – 1AM | WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
    Co-Presented by Winnipeg Design Festival
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ 6PM – 4AM | WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
    Co-Presented by Culture Days Nuit Blanche & Winnipeg Design Festival
The cinema will loop 16mm films by Alexandre Larose (Montreal), Alex Mackenzie (Vancouver), Caroline Monnet (Montreal/Winnipeg), Heidi Phillips (Winnipeg), and Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof (Toronto). The cinema was designed by Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore. Solomon Nagler is coordinating curator for the project, which is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Jon Davies.Between
Heidi Phillips | Manitoba
1:19, 16mm, 2012

This Town of Toronto Is the Best Place I Ever Ran Into
Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof | Ontario
1:00, 16mm, 2012

PORTAL
Alex MacKenzie | British Columbia
2:00, 16mm, 2012

Belvédère
Alexandre Larose | Quebec
1:56, 16mm, 2012

GEPHYROPHOBIA
Caroline Monnet | Quebec/Manitoba
2:21, 16mm, 2012

WNDX acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $154 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. With additional support from Culture Days Manitoba, Gallery 1C03, NO.W.HERE, NSCAD, Nova Scotia Culture and Tourism, SSHRC, Storefront Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Design Festival

UPDATE:

And here it is as it looked last night during the premiere… be sure to check it out today, tomorrow and Saturday =-)

Circle & Square: A Manitoba Festival of Craft

Details about Circle & Square: A Manitoba Festival of Craft have arrived!

The first annual Circle & Square: Manitoba Festival of Craft will take place from June 22-24, 2012 at Atomic Centre! Events include: A panel discussion featuring local artists, a craft gallery exhibit, a day filled with workshops and lectures, and a handmade marketplace.

~Friday June 22nd~
Panel Discussion & Show It! Exhibit Opening Party

Join us for a panel discussion on “Working in the Field.” Doors open at 6pm & Panel will be from 7-8:30pm. Stick around afterwards for our Show It! Exhibit opening party to see beautiful handmade art and craft from talented local artisans. Admission by suggested donation of $5.

Our Panel includes:

  • Ben Borley
  • Matt Jenkins
  • Chantel Mierau
  • Andee Penner
  • Tammy Sutherland

Show It artists include:

  • Kami Goertz
  • Matt Jenkins
  • Chandra Mayor
  • Susana Meza
  • Nandita Selvanathan
  • Jolanta Sokalska
  • Melanie Wesley
  • Beth Wolchock-Brown

~Saturday June 23rd~
Teach It!

Join us for a day filled with workshops and lectures pertaining to craft. Please RSVP to circleandsquare.mb@gmail.com. Workshop admission is $30 + $10 for supplies. Lecture admission by suggested donation of $5.

10am-12pm – Sock Creature Workshop (Shosana Funk)
In this beginner class Shosana will help you create your very own sock creature! Make a cat, an owl or a creature of your choosing. All supplies included.

12:15-1:15pm – The History of Knitting in Manitoba Lecture (Jennifer Smith)

1:30-3:30pm – Embroidery 101: From Sampler to Smartass (Chandra Mayor)
In this hands-on beginner embroidery class needleworker Chandra Mayor will teach you the basics of embroidery (stitches and materials) with an emphasis on how to employ embroidery in non-traditional ways. All supplies included.

3:45-4:45pm – Making Art in South Africa Lecture (PJ Anderson)

5-7pm – Pastie Making Workshop (Liz Garlicki)
Burlesque performer and handmade artist Liz Garlicki will introduce you to the fun and flirty world of pasties by helping you make your own! All supplies included.

~Sunday June 24th~
Sell It! Handmade Marketplace

Join us from 12-5pm for a craft sale filled with amazing local makers selling their creations and giving demonstrations.

Coming April 5: Accented Video & the Autobiographical

Loosely based on Hamid Naficy’s concept of “accented cinema” – the filmmaking of various members of Diasporas living in the West – “Accented Video & the Autobiographical” is a program of seven short films by contemporary Canadian artists that investigate the autobiographical through video. Although the diasporic experience and affiliation varies from artist to artist, the videos in this program exhibit related thematic concerns, such as notions of exile, migration, Diaspora and identity.

Featuring work by: Sobhi al-Zobaidi, Jamelie Hassan, Sebnem Ozpeta, Jayce Salloum, Sarah Shamash, and b.h. Yael
Programmed by: Aisha Jamal and Sarah Shamash

Date: April 5, 2012
Location: 167 Logan Ave (at Martha St.)
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Screening begins: 7:30 p.m.
Duration: approximately 45 minutes, preceded by a talk by Aisha Jamal and Sarah Shamash

Admission: PWYC with all proceeds toward the artists
Image credit: Sarah Shamash, “Ariadne’s Thread”, 2009. Video still.

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Sobhi al-Zobaidi is an independent Palestinian filmmaker, artist and scholar. He made a number of award winning documentaries, short fiction, art videos and multi-media installations. He studied film production and cinema studies at NYU, and since 1998 he has been an active member of the new and independent film movement in the occupied Palestine. He taught film and media at Birzeit and Al-Quds universities, published reviews in both English and Arabic of Palestinian cinema, art and politics. Since the year 2000 he worked as a writer for the Swiss weekly WOZ writing on Palestinian culture and politics. Currently he is working on doctoral research on issues relating to dispossession and memory.

Jamelie Hassan is born in Canada, of Arabic background, and is based in London, Ontario. She is a visual artist and activist and since the 1970s has created a body of work that is intensely driven by an engagement in both local and international politics and cultures. Her interdisciplinary installations, writing and curatorial projects explore personal and public histories. Her works are in major public collections and she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2001). Hassan’s engagement with film, arguably more than any other medium, demonstrates the importance of community in her practice. A film program curated by Miriam Jordan and Julian Haladyn contextualize her film projects and includes a publication The Films and Videos of Jamelie Hassan edited by Julian Haladyn and Miriam Jordan, with essays by Laura U. Marks and the editors published by Blue Medium Press (2010). A survey exhibition of her work, Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words organized by Museum London, London, Ontario and the the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver is circulating nationally (2009-2013), accompanied by a publication (2010).

Aisha Jamal is an independent Toronto-based filmmaker. She is Assistant Professor of German cultural studies at Trent University and a Media Arts Instructor at Sheridan College, Ontario. Born in Kandahar, Afghanistan she moved to Canada at the age of eleven. Jamal spent her high-school years in Vancouver, Canada and moved to Toronto, Canada to complete her PhD in contemporary German cinema. During this time, she shot and directed her first documentary Dolls and Bombs. Since then, she has made several short length films. Currently, she is working on her first video and sound installation with Vancouver-based media artist Sarah Shamash. Her main interest, academically and artistically, lie in conceptual and theoretical issues of migration and Diaspora.

Sebnem Ozpeta is a Vancouver based independent filmmaker / editor. She studied Graphic Design in Turkey, where she was born and raised. She also completed the Digital Film Program at the AI in Vancouver. She has been producing short experimental films and working as an editor/camera operator and collaborating with artists, performers, storytellers, dancers and filmmakers for more than six years.“I believe that everybody has a story and we all want to share our stories. Visual storytelling is only one of them. My projects focus on different aspects of ‘loss’, ‘isolation’, and ‘adaptation’ in cultural diversity.”

Jayce Salloum is an internationally renowned media artist, cultural activist and curator. He has lectured pervasively and has exhibited his videotapes, installations and photographs at the widest range of local and worldwide venues possible. The grandson of Lebanese immigrants, he was born and raised in Canada, went to art school in the US, and in 1978 commenced exhibiting his productive and many-sided oeuvre. Salloum’s work is found within and between the very personal, quotidian, local and the trans-national. It engages in an intimate subjectivity and discursive challenge. He moved to Vancouver in 1977 and has been based there ever since.

Sarah Shamash is a media artist working in documentary, film, installation, video, web and mobile medias. Born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1977, Shamash completed a BA in Film Production at the University of British Columbia. She moved to Paris in 2001, where she lived, worked and studied for five years; completing an MA in Cinema, and an MFA in Fine Arts at Paris VIII, University of Saint Denis. While in Paris she began exhibiting her work in art venues and film festivals while pursuing her creative production at artist residencies, including Vancouver, Toronto, Banff, Salvador (Brazil), Sao Paulo and most recently in Amman, Jordan. Informed by cinema, her research and process based practice engages socio and psycho geographies through the exploration of specific places, people and mapping strategies that convey personal and experiential knowledge through everyday life. As a recipient of the Vancouver city live/ work studio award for 2012 – 2015, she is currently based in Vancouver, Canada.

b.h. Yael is a Toronto based video and installation artist. She is Professor of Integrated Media at OCAD University. Yael has received many arts awards including a Chalmers Fellowship Award. Yael’s work has exhibited nationally and internationally and has shown in various settings, from festivals to galleries to various educational venues. Yael’s work, such as Fresh Blood, A Consideration of Belonging has dealt with the many intersections of identity while at the same time addressing the fragmentary nature of memory and belonging, including its racialized aspects within Jewish culture. Palestine Trilogy is comprised of three videos that focus on Palestinian dispossession and the repercussions of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and lives. Trading the Future addresses apocalypse and environmental issues and won the ‘Audience Award’ at the Ecofilms festival in Rhodes, Greece. Yael has worked in collaboration with Johanna Householder on the Approximations series and in a number of artist collectives.

Accented Video & the Autobiographical

Loosely based on Hamid Naficy’s concept of “accented cinema” – the filmmaking of various members of Diasporas living in the West – “Accented Video & the Autobiographical” is a program of seven short films by contemporary Canadian artists that investigate the autobiographical through video. Although the diasporic experience and affiliation varies from artist to artist, the videos in this program exhibit related thematic concerns, such as notions of exile, migration, Diaspora and identity.

Featuring work by: Sobhi al-Zobaidi, Jamelie Hassan, Sebnem Ozpeta, Jayce Salloum, Sarah Shamash, and b.h. Yael
Programmed by: Aisha Jamal and Sarah Shamash

Date: April 5, 2012
Location: 167 Logan Ave (at Martha St.)
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Screening begins: 7:30 p.m.
Duration: approximately 45 minutes, preceded by a talk by Aisha Jamal and Sarah Shamash

Admission: PWYC with all proceeds toward the artists
Image credit: Sarah Shamash, “Ariadne’s Thread”, 2009. Video still.

——————————-

Sobhi al-Zobaidi is an independent Palestinian filmmaker, artist and scholar. He made a number of award winning documentaries, short fiction, art videos and multi-media installations. He studied film production and cinema studies at NYU, and since 1998 he has been an active member of the new and independent film movement in the occupied Palestine. He taught film and media at Birzeit and Al-Quds universities, published reviews in both English and Arabic of Palestinian cinema, art and politics. Since the year 2000 he worked as a writer for the Swiss weekly WOZ writing on Palestinian culture and politics. Currently he is working on doctoral research on issues relating to dispossession and memory.

Jamelie Hassan is born in Canada, of Arabic background, and is based in London, Ontario. She is a visual artist and activist and since the 1970s has created a body of work that is intensely driven by an engagement in both local and international politics and cultures. Her interdisciplinary installations, writing and curatorial projects explore personal and public histories. Her works are in major public collections and she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2001). Hassan’s engagement with film, arguably more than any other medium, demonstrates the importance of community in her practice. A film program curated by Miriam Jordan and Julian Haladyn contextualize her film projects and includes a publication The Films and Videos of Jamelie Hassan edited by Julian Haladyn and Miriam Jordan, with essays by Laura U. Marks and the editors published by Blue Medium Press (2010). A survey exhibition of her work, Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words organized by Museum London, London, Ontario and the the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver is circulating nationally (2009-2013), accompanied by a publication (2010).

Aisha Jamal is an independent Toronto-based filmmaker. She is Assistant Professor of German cultural studies at Trent University and a Media Arts Instructor at Sheridan College, Ontario. Born in Kandahar, Afghanistan she moved to Canada at the age of eleven. Jamal spent her high-school years in Vancouver, Canada and moved to Toronto, Canada to complete her PhD in contemporary German cinema. During this time, she shot and directed her first documentary Dolls and Bombs. Since then, she has made several short length films. Currently, she is working on her first video and sound installation with Vancouver-based media artist Sarah Shamash. Her main interest, academically and artistically, lie in conceptual and theoretical issues of migration and Diaspora.

Sebnem Ozpeta is a Vancouver based independent filmmaker / editor. She studied Graphic Design in Turkey, where she was born and raised. She also completed the Digital Film Program at the AI in Vancouver. She has been producing short experimental films and working as an editor/camera operator and collaborating with artists, performers, storytellers, dancers and filmmakers for more than six years.“I believe that everybody has a story and we all want to share our stories. Visual storytelling is only one of them. My projects focus on different aspects of ‘loss’, ‘isolation’, and ‘adaptation’ in cultural diversity.”

Jayce Salloum is an internationally renowned media artist, cultural activist and curator. He has lectured pervasively and has exhibited his videotapes, installations and photographs at the widest range of local and worldwide venues possible. The grandson of Lebanese immigrants, he was born and raised in Canada, went to art school in the US, and in 1978 commenced exhibiting his productive and many-sided oeuvre. Salloum’s work is found within and between the very personal, quotidian, local and the trans-national. It engages in an intimate subjectivity and discursive challenge. He moved to Vancouver in 1977 and has been based there ever since.

Sarah Shamash is a media artist working in documentary, film, installation, video, web and mobile medias. Born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1977, Shamash completed a BA in Film Production at the University of British Columbia. She moved to Paris in 2001, where she lived, worked and studied for five years; completing an MA in Cinema, and an MFA in Fine Arts at Paris VIII, University of Saint Denis. While in Paris she began exhibiting her work in art venues and film festivals while pursuing her creative production at artist residencies, including Vancouver, Toronto, Banff, Salvador (Brazil), Sao Paulo and most recently in Amman, Jordan. Informed by cinema, her research and process based practice engages socio and psycho geographies through the exploration of specific places, people and mapping strategies that convey personal and experiential knowledge through everyday life. As a recipient of the Vancouver city live/ work studio award for 2012 – 2015, she is currently based in Vancouver, Canada.

b.h. Yael is a Toronto based video and installation artist. She is Professor of Integrated Media at OCAD University. Yael has received many arts awards including a Chalmers Fellowship Award. Yael’s work has exhibited nationally and internationally and has shown in various settings, from festivals to galleries to various educational venues. Yael’s work, such as Fresh Blood, A Consideration of Belonging has dealt with the many intersections of identity while at the same time addressing the fragmentary nature of memory and belonging, including its racialized aspects within Jewish culture. Palestine Trilogy is comprised of three videos that focus on Palestinian dispossession and the repercussions of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and lives. Trading the Future addresses apocalypse and environmental issues and won the ‘Audience Award’ at the Ecofilms festival in Rhodes, Greece. Yael has worked in collaboration with Johanna Householder on the Approximations series and in a number of artist collectives.

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