with works by James N. Kientiz Wilkins, Ross McLaren, and Peter Greenaway
Friday, April 13, 7:00PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Co-presented in partnership with Point of View Magazine and RIDM
James N. Kientiz Wilkins
USA, 2017, S16 MM on DIGITAL VIDEO, 38 MIN
Exhausting the logic of the medium shot, Mediums depicts a series of subjects participating in the voir dire process as potential jurors in the American legal system. The dialogue is composited and culled from an array of found texts including technical literature from the internet, a jury selection pamphlet, an automotive manual, a union constitution, a fast food franchise contract, a health insurance FAQ, and blog posts. Channelling this content, the characters function as mediums themselves, sharing advice and a sense of civic duty with their fellow citizens.
Sex Without Glasses
CANADA, 1983, 16MM, 12 MIN
A playful examination of the artifice of cinematic space, Sex Without Glasses forefronts the background by centering the rear-projection process shot. Figures inhabit various scenes including a busy urban street, the beach, a rainy garden, and the classic driving shot in this intriguing formal experiment.
UK, 1977, 16MM, 17 MIN
A series of humorous incidents involving the use and misuse of public telephones—all featuring characters with the initials H.C.—is narrated over a montage of banal depictions of phone booths. Greenaway’s classic performs a critique of the arbitrary relationship between text and image.
$12 general admission
$6 students, seniors, underemployed
James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Ross McLaren in attendance.
Peter Greenaway is a renowned British film director, screenwriter, and artist.
Ross McLaren has worked as a filmmaker, scholar, teacher, and curator. He founded and was first director of the Funnel Film Centre in Toronto, an institution devoted to the production, exhibition, and distribution of film.
James N. Kienitz Wilkins is a filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn. His work has been selected for international film festivals and venues including the New York Film Festival, CPH:DOX, MoMA PS1, TIFF, Locarno IFF, IFFR, Migrating Forms, the Whitney Biennial, and beyond.
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Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent film, video and other time-based media. Images Festival is excited to announce its 31st edition, taking place from April 12 - 20, 2018 across Toronto. Focusing on local, national, and international contemporary moving image culture, Images Festival continues to present vanguard projects across cinematic, exhibition, and live platforms.
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