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Soft Turns and artist Serena Lee will lead a tactile, discursive workshop on digital materialism. They consider the “critical zone” at the scale of bodies—straddling metaphor and literal embodiment—drawing from material processes of recycling and circulations of internal energy in tai chi.

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Saturday April 7th , 2018 , 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Workshop with Soft Turns and Serena Lee

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A talk by our Canadian Artist Spotlight: Steve Reinke, preceded by the exhibition reception and screening of his work Rib Gets in the Way (2014).

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Friday April 13th , 2018 , 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Artist Talk: Steve Reinke

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Join writer and curator Daniella Sanader on a public walking tour starting at the Super 8 Hotel exhibition continuing to 401 Richmond, including YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Trinity Square Video, Gallery 44 and Vtape.

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Saturday April 14th , 2018 , 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Walking tour of Super 8 Hotel and 401 Richmond

Super 8 Hotel

222 Spadina Ave

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A conversation with Oraib Toukan, our featured artist at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, about her video When Things Occur.

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Saturday April 14th , 2018 , 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Artist Talk: When Things Occur

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Lecture: Erika Balsom

At least since Okwui Enwezor’s Documenta 11 in 2002, documentary practices have been a prominent feature of contemporary art. But what idea of documentary has emerged from this context? This talk will propose that the denigration of surface appearances—a phobia of the descriptive capacities of “mere” recording—is a key characteristic of the documentary turn in contemporary art. This line of argumentation proposes that the best access to reality occurs through artifice, and casts observational documentary as a bad object that naively indulges in illusory transparency and uncreative copying. The talk will also situate these arguments within a longer history of attacks on the mechanical reproduction of phenomenal reality in the intersecting histories of art and film, and, through a discussion of recent artists’ practices that assert the primacy of lens-based capture, will question the continuing viability of these arguments today, in our era of “alternative facts.”

—Erika Balsom

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Sunday April 15th , 2018 , 3:00pm - 4:00pm

“Mere” Recording? Documentary, Contemporary Art, and the Orthodoxy of Ecstatic Truth

Innis Town Hall

2 Sussex Ave

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A conversation between Jon Wang, Dani Restack, and Sheila Restack, our featured artists at the Super 8 Hotel moderated by Richard Fung

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Monday April 16th , 2018 , 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Panel Discussion: Public Intimacies

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A talk by artists Onyeka Igwe and Aliya Pabani as they expand on their project Corrections on view at Trinity Square Video.

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Tuesday April 17th , 2018 , 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Artist Talk: Onyeka Igwe and Aliya Pabani

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The Images Research Forum is an educational initiative that takes place during the 31st edition of Images Festival. Understanding the need to support the creation and dissemination of critical thinking and dialogue, Images Festival is inviting emerging colleagues to explore contemporary moving image culture within the context of the festival and with mentorship from leading international curators, artists, and researchers in the field.

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Wednesday April 18th , 2018 , 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Images Research Forum

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Join us for our annual Images Festival award ceremony, where our hard-working jury reveals their selections of this year’s winners!

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Friday April 20th , 2018 , 8:30pm - 9:00pm

Awards Ceremony

Innis Town Hall

2 Sussex Ave

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