Liminal States: International Student Showcase
Curated by by Colin Rosati, Sahar Te and Sara Wylie
With works by Franz Milec, Fazila Amiri, Juanita Onzaga, Emilio Vavarella, Caitlin Craggs, Rah and Leri Matehha
Tuesday, April 17, 7:00PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Co-presented in partnership with Trinity Square, Sheridan College, and Ryerson University School of Image Arts
This program visualizes the complexities of representation in order to question the role of spectatorship in our current complex, sociopolitical landscape. The filmmakers use moving image to render, erase, and bring into focus lives in liminal states.
From bearing witness in the passenger seat or a drone’s-eye view, to the non-human POV of the post-Anthropocene, cinematic conventions are upended in order to delve into these liminal states. The moving image provides us with a window into another perspective that can facilitate empathy, poetics, entertainment, and voyeurism.
ABOUT IMAGES FESTIVAL
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.