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Saturday, August 3, 9:00 pm, @ The Middle Dam

Programmed by Clint Enns

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still from The Yodeling Farmer - Maryniuk & Scoles, 2011

The edge of the world, the place where the sun goes to rest. Although we no longer worry about falling off the edge of the world, borders still seem to constrain us. Christopher Columbus knew the Earth was round when he proposed to reach India by sailing west from Spain, despite the fact that Catholic theologians insisted the Earth was flat. In these films and videos, technological, aesthetic, spiritual and ethnographic boundaries are examined, explored and expanded. Remember the mantra of the Magic Eye poster? We must look beyond the image to experience worlds we never imagined to exist.

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still from Gains + Losses - Leslie Supnet, 2011
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still from It’s the Norval Morrisseau, Jackson Beardy, Carl Ray, Eddy Cobiness, Daphne Odjig, Joe Sanchez and Alex Janvier Show - Darryl Nepinak, 2011
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still from On Being Selfish - Mark Pellegrino, 2010
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still from Dan Carter -Alison S. M. Kobayashi, 2006
 

The Yodeling Farmer
(Winnipeg, 2011, 6 min.)
Mike Maryniuk & John Scoles
In a wooden folk art universe, a crude internet search takes the viewer on a ride down the information super railroad, exploring the life of Manitoba cowboy yodeling legend Stew Clayton.

Places With Meaning
(Winnipeg, 2012, 3 min.)
Scott Fitzpatrick
In 1997 Microsoft created the truetype dingbats font Webdings, the highly anticipated sequel to Wingdings. Controversy had circulated around the original font, so for the sequel special attention was paid to the places the 'bats depicted, and how those places were represented (intentionally and unintentionally).

Shikisou
(Vancouver, 2012,11 min.)
Barry Doupé
Electro-acoustic composer Yota Kobayashi and animator Barry Doupé combine forces with a piece called “Shikisou”. Meaning “hue” in Japanese, the title suggests a liminal state—a suspension between one place and another. Indeed, Kobayashi’s textured, evocative sound composition proposes a transformation in 4 stages, and Doupé’s visuals, themselves a meditation on the strange spaces of our consciousness, bring this process into digital relief.

For, Like Ever
(London, 2010, 6 min.)
Christine Negus
A three-part animated video that humorously reflects on oblivion and death.

Gains + Losses
(Toronto, 2011, 3 min.)
Leslie Supnet
In this playful yet poignant goodbye letter, contemplation turns into poetic blues.

World Ages A
(Vancouver, 2013,1 min.)
Zahid Jiwa
An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

The Order of Ideas at the Leslie Street Spit
(Toronto, 2012, 3 min.)
Stephen Broomer
On the paths that cut through Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park, at the foot of Leslie Street, an assortment of terrains collide: thicket, pebbled shorelines, muddy vistas, and fertile earth with beds of wildflowers. A giant duck crosses the horizon.

It’s the Norval Morrisseau, Jackson Beardy, Carl Ray, Eddy Cobiness, Daphne Odjig, Joe Sanchez and Alex Janvier Show
(Winnipeg, 2011, 9 min.)
Darryl Nepinak
A 70′s TV sitcom set around a young group of indigenous artists. HDV transferred to VHS.

On Being Selfish
(Toronto, 2010, 5 min.)
Mark Pellegrino
Guilt-tripping over not making the kind of art that helps people.

The Land Behind
(Montreal, 2013, 5 min.)
Sabrina Ratté
Travelling on an undefined territory where the illusion of a continuous tracking shot emphasizes an unreachable destination. Through the syncopated editing and multiple transitions, images of the area themselves become travelling entities, creating confusion on the level of the depicted space as much as on the level of its temporality.

Semi-auto Colours
(Montreal, 2010, 6 min.)
Isiah Medina
Kids in the West End of Winnipeg learn to count to One.

Dan Carter
(Toronto, 2006, 14 min.)
Alison S. M. Kobayashi
Dan Carter donated his answering machine to a secondhand store. Dan Carter did not remove the cassette tape. This film is based on the messages.