It's been a little while since I posted, but now that the new year is here, many big things are in the works. I recently worked with filmmaker Peter Mettler to create a condensed version of his 2009 film Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands. This new edit was produced for Neil Young's "Honor the Treaties" tour, in support of First Nations legal challenges to the expansion of mining sites in the Athabasca region, and has caused quite a stir in the national debate. Not only was the film shown at all the performances in the tour, it was viewed 21,000 times online in less than a week!
As well, four exhibitions of my own films will take place this month: Untitled (2013.08) (2013) and Nude descending (After Duchamp) (2013) both screened at the recent "Stephen Broomer vs. Toronto" event hosted by Open City Cinema at Winnipeg's RAW Gallery, in a great programme curated by Broomer with works by Clint Enns, Eva Kolcze, Christine Lucy Latimer, Mark Loeser, Emmalyne Laurin, and Cameron Moneo. Hand-processing (2010) will be shown at Sight Unseen's Open Call January screening curated by Kate Ewald and Lorenzo Gattorna in Baltimore, MD, on January 30th, and I will be in attendance for the screening. Nude descending (After Duchamp) (2013) will be presented at "Beyond," Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival on January 31st. Grid07 (2013) will show at Punto y Raya Festival of Visual Music in Reykjavik, Iceland, also on January 31st. (View the festival's trailer here.)
Still from hand-processing (2010), 3 minutes, 16mm, colour, sound