Archive for the film Tag


The Importance of Nature: Art on Film

I’ve been thinking a lot about nature lately. Particularly since the activist fashion designer Vivienne Westwood started promoting a petition “to adopt legislation to prohibit, prevent and pre-empt ecocide – the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystems,” in the EU. Susumu Shingu, Luminous River, 2009. Image: Jeanne Bucher. I think we should start a similar petition
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Creative Producers: Get LEAN CONTENT

What do you get if you bring together a successful author and startup advisor with an award-winning documentary filmmaker? You could get any number of things, but if you add in Toronto’s CFC Medialab you’d get the exciting new concept for cultural content producers that I’m delighted to be telling you about. Lance Weiler, Paul Woolner and Barnaby Marshall discussing
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Toronto International Film Fest 2012: Future Projections

Today, I went to check out some of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Future Projections installations – art film installations at venues across town, which are screened as an arty component of TIFF. Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9. All images: VoCA First I stopped by the ROM to see Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9. Installed in the room adjacent to the main
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Untitled: The Movie

It’s perhaps unsurprising, given the inflated heights to which it has recently risen, that filmmakers would be attracted to the comedic aspects of the contemporary art world. Martin Creed, Work No. 227 Lights going on and off, 2000. 5 seconds on / 5 seconds off Image: In New York last weekend we saw the film Untitled, which offers an
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Montreal: Dinner and Screening with Aurélien Froment

Aurélien Froment: Théâtre de poche and The Apse, the Bell and the Antelope Pavilion Projects, Montreal Screening and dinner at Dépanneur Le Pickup Aurélien Froment. Image: January 31, 2009 7pm $ 25 VoCA highly recommends you check out this one-night-only event, featuring two works and a meal with Parisian artist Aurélien Froment, who makes a diverse array of works
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VoCA Recommends…Peter Greenaway in Waterloo

Filmmaker extraordinaire Peter Greenaway is in conversation with Robert Enright, Editor-at-large for Border Crossings magazine at the Perimeter Institute, Waterloo Ontario Filmmaker Peter Greenaway. Image: Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. At the Perimeter Institute’s Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas