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Excavated Narratives

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Excavated Narratives
with works by Nicolas Pereda, Solveig Suess and Brigid McCaffrey
Sunday, April 15, 9:30PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.

Co-presented in partnership with Planet In Focus and aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival

The Private Property Trilogy: A Survey of the Life and Films of C.B.
Nicolás Pereda
The Private Property Trilogy is a performance lecture that surveys the life and work of C.B., a multifaceted artist, political activist, amateur archaeologist, self-proclaimed anarchist, and creator of a mining museum in the Northern Mexico desert. Stories of land rights and artistic endeavors become inextricably linked as Nicolás Pereda poetically uncovers the missing fragments of C.B.’s personal history.

AAA Cargo
Solveig Suess
Following the expansion of infrastructure and distribution networks along the New Silk Road—the highly politicized trade corridor linking China and Europe—AAA Cargo maps the the flow of human and non-human agents across this vast landscape. Government efforts to facilitate and expedite trade are countered by desert sand and other environmental forces.

Bad mama, who cares
Brigid McCaffrey
USA, 2016, 16MM TO 35MM, 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.

$15 general admission
$10 students, seniors, underemployed

Nicolás Pereda will be in attendance.



Brigid McCaffrey is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker whose work
focuses on environments and people in precarious states of flux. Her films have screened at international venues including Cinéma du Réel, Doclisboa, the Hammer Museum, MOCA, International
Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Los Angeles Filmforum. She was
a featured artist at the 2016 Flaherty Seminar.

Nicolás Pereda is a filmmaker whose work explores the everyday through fractured and elliptical narratives using fiction and documentary tools. His films have been exhibited in festivals around the world such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, Toronto, and San Sebastian. He has had more than 20 retrospectives in various festivals, cinematheques, and archives.

Solveig Suess is a designer, filmmaker, and researcher. She studied visual communications in the Glasgow School of Art and completed her postgraduate degree at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths. Her work has been exhibited internationally,most recently with her first film AAA Cargo (2017), screened as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2018.



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.

Images Festival acknowledges the generous support from our public funders. The Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada, Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, Toronto Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and TD Bank.