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Streetscapes [Dialogue]

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Streetscapes [Dialogue] by Heinz Emigholz
Tuesday, April 17, 9:00PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.

Co-presented in partnership with Goethe-Institut Toronto and Documentary Organization of Canada

Over the past 25 years, the films of Heinz Emigholz have staged a sustained dialogue between cinema and architecture, attempting to reconcile the durationality of moving images with the simultaneity of built structures. Part of his recent four-part Streetscapes series, Streetscapes [Dialogue] uses cinema as a means of both apprehending and producing space, taking as its setting projects by architects Julio Vilamajó, Eladio Dieste, and Arno Brandlhuber, all shot in his idiosyncratic, dissonant style. However, unlike previous efforts, Streetscapes [Dialogue] places the artist in the midst of his own work, as an intensive therapeutic exchange between Emigholz and psychologist Zohar Rubinstein is acted out by avatars inserted into the discontinuous cine-architectural space. Through this intervention, Streetscapes [Dialogue] furthers Emigholz’s practice of thinking space through cinematic time.

$12 general admission
$6 students, seniors, underemployed

Heinz Emigholz will be in attendance.

Heinz Emigholz is a guest of the Goethe-Institut.



Heinz Emigholz trained first as a draftsman before studying philosophy and literature in Hamburg. He began filmmaking in 1968 and has worked since 1973 as a filmmaker, artist, writer,
and producer in Germany and the US. He held a professorship in Experimental Filmmaking at the Universität der Künste Berlin from 1993 to 2013.



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.