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Images Festival — Communing with Others
April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$12
Images Festival presents Communing with Others on Friday April 13th at 5PM.
From the Images Festival website:
“Art and Theft
USA, 2017, DIGITAL VIDEO, 7 MIN
Framed within a countdown of the time it takes to rob a house, Magenheimer brings together a scene from Scorseseâ€™s After Hours, outtakes of a reporter filming outside Trump Tower, and details from a Hieronymus Bosch painting to examine the construction and manipulation of narrative across media.
Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader
GERMANY, 2016, DIGITAL VIDEO, 6 MIN
Through a playful performance, Kim and Mader reflect on nuances in communication expressed in American Sign Language. Details such as shapes and sizes are relayed through â€œclassifiers,â€ and the index finger indicates a single person. This digit is mobilized to explore commonly experienced social situations.
UK/USA, 2017, DIGITAL VIDEO, 17 MIN
Weed Killer orbits around a poignant monologue that draws from Catherine Lordâ€™s memoir The Summer of Her Baldness, recounting her experience with breast cancer and the effects of chemotherapy. Thermal imaging is used as a visual metaphor for the extent to which bodily experience, and threats to it, are invisible to the naked eye. Staff composes vibrant expressions of illness, aging, and queer identity, climaxing in a performance by artist Jamie Crew.
With History in a Room Filled With People With Funny Names 4
Thailand/USA, 2017, DIGITAL VIDEO, 24 MIN
Arunanondchaiâ€™s video expresses the contemporary global condition through the scaled vantage of the drone spirit Chantri, voiced by the artistâ€™s mother. Narrated in a poetic style reminiscent of Chris Markerâ€™s Sans Soleil, the work surveys political unrest across the world, symptoms of the Anthropocene, interspecies relations, all the while circling back to the personal with reflections on Arunanondchaiâ€™s family history and his aging grandmother. The work affectively communicates the invisible relations that bind our shared existence on the planet, and is held together by the rhythm of breath.
Patrick Staff will be in attendance.”
The event is co-presented in partnership with Canadian Art and Rendezvous Madness Film Festival.
Tickets are available online ($12 for adults, $6 for students and seniors)