Films on Art: Third Screening
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About The Event
As part of our Upstairs/Downstairs exhibition, TAP studio resident Sebastian Di Trolio will project a selection of 16mm films from his on-site archive which profile various Canadian artists through first hand interviews, exploring their processes and revealing the passions with which they infuse in their artistry. This free event will be in the theatre with screenings at 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm for all ages. No registration required.
Diaries, Notes & Sketches A one hour programme of mid-century experimental films by visual artists whose practices expand to the moving image.
Notebook Marie Menken | USA | 1963 | b&w/colour | silent | 11 minutes
These are too tiny or too obvious for comment, but one or two are my dearest children. – Marie Menken It is a very personal film which she keeps adding to ... a masterpiece of filmic fragments, only shown once, but wow! – P. Adams Sitney
Analogies No. 1 Jim Davis | USA | 1953 | colour | sound | 10 minutes
Davis departs from his studio to discover in nature new and exciting forms of light imagery. The reflections of such familiar objects as trees, clouds, and buildings become, through the magic of extreme close-ups and highly inventive camerawork, strangely beautiful and provocative shapes. It is with them that the mind recognizes analogies drawn between these patterns and the abstractions which Davis then creates back in his studio. – Film Images Catalog, 1974
Lifelines Ed Emshwiller | USA | 1960 | colour | sound | 7 minutes
A combination of animated line drawings, abstract expressionist paintings, and live photography of a nude model. A play on the title (living lines, life model, procreation and hand life line). Music by Teiji Ito.
R34 Jack Chambers | Canada | 1967 | b&w/colour | sound | 27 minutes
Begun with a softly focused series of close-ups, London artist Greg Curnoe is unfurled in an impressionistic hue that gives way to a cataloguing of his Schwitters-like collages. Chambers proceeds with a strict attention to rhythm, chaining together recycled fragments in a round dance that swings in and out of closing doors, image winking out of darkness, the products of Curnoe's labour intertwined with his own cooking, combing, taking out the garbage. His montage is not merely content to show an artist at work, but actively mimes the very work it is witness to. … Additional sound is provided by the Nihilist Spasm Band. – Mike Hoolboom
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