news date: May 22, 2018
Images festival is thrilled to present an exciting program of selected shorts from this year’s festival. Starting with our screening at Cine Tonala, the touring program will also travel to some exciting international venues this summer including in Japan at Doshisha University, Kyoto on June 7th and Image Forum, Tokyo on June 1st.
address: UNITED KINGDOM, 2016, 16MM ON DIGITAL VIDEO, 3 MIN desc: A poetic narration speaks to the imagined future of a young woman and her reflections on her changing city, as a group of women traverse their turf in London’s Hackney to the repeated call to action: “Let’s get rid of the ghetto.”
Bad Mama, Who Cares
USA, 2016, 16MM TO 35MM on DIGITAL VIDEO, 12 MIN Bad mama, who cares depicts the domestic ecology of a geologist who has moved into a housing complex at the intersection of a rail yard and an interstate. Looking from the outside in, the arid exterior landscape and seismic vibrations slowly take over the interior, transforming the domestic space into a tactile home.
3 Dreams of Horses
CANADA, 2018, DIGITAL VIDEO, 6 MIN A triptych in which the figure of the horse becomes a medium for meditation on its various incarnations as symbol, domesticated animal for human domination, and its abstract power as spirit.
CANADA, 2017, SUPER 8, 16MM AND 35MM ON DIGITAL VIDEO, 15 MIN Through a dense process of collage, animation, and graphic techniques, a biography of an architect becomes an expression of the desire of cinema to partake of the art of building and the construction of spaces.
The Wind Sleeps Standing Up
CANADA/PAKISTAN, 2016, DIGITAL VIDEO, 12 MIN
With History in a Room Filled With People With Funny Names 4
Thailand/USA, 2017, DIGITAL VIDEO, 24 MIN
Arunanondchai’s video expresses the contemporary global condition through the scaled vantage of the drone spirit Chantri, voiced by the artist’s mother. Narrated in a poetic style reminiscent of Chris Marker’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 Arunanondchai’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.
Oliver Husain, Isla Santa Maria 3D, 2016
news date: Oct 27, 2017
Susan Hobbs Gallery will be presenting Oliver Husain's Isla Santa Maria 3D at Art Toronto from October 27-30th. Isla Santa Maria 3D is a co-commission between Gallery TPW and Images Festival, originally exhibited during our 2016 festival.
Camilo Restrepo, La Impresión de una Guerra, 2015
news date: Aug 10, 2017
Images Festival is on an international tour this summer with stops in Iran and Serbia.
Tuesday, August 8
New Media Projects, Tehran, Iran
Friday, August 25
Images in Belgrade, Serbia
Hearing Eyes Seeing Ears
From forensic analysis of gunshots to handmade gun tattoos in prison, this program of shorts forces us to look beyond the everyday marks and traces of violence that are not readily legible to our eyes and ears.
In Still Time
Canada, 2017, Digital Video, 10min
In Still Time is an experimental animation that investigates the catastrophic image, repurposing media from the net of the Syrian war.
Rubber Coated Steel
Lebanon/Germany, 2016, Digital Video, 22 min
We are inside a chamber designed to measure silence, witnessing a trial. Spectograms stand in place of an absent tribunal, enacting a forensic investigation into a murder that was never heard. Two Isreali shots were red, two unarmed Palestinians dead.
La Impresión de una Guerra (Impression of a war)
France/Colombia, 2015, 16mm on Digital Video, 27min
The narrative of a hazy war is told through a multitude of everyday marks and traces of an internal armed conflict that has left Colombia in a climate of general violence for the past 70 years.