Cinenova: An Audience of Enablers Cannot Fail – February 04

Location: Feminist Art Gallery – 25 Seaforth Avenue (Side Gate)

FREE – arrive early as space is limited

Cinenova is a non-profit womens’ film/video distributor based in London, UK. Cinenova is a source of very specific knowledge, a network and cultural community that engages directly with feminist film and video practice, and with the question of how to make this knowledge more publicly accessible. We are very pleased to present a series of events that access, activate and animate the Cinenova collection here in Toronto under the banner of Cinenova: All Hands on the Archive.

Join us twice every Saturday afternoon in February at the Feminist Art Gallery in Parkdale as local artists, activists, thinkers, and educators select work from the collection for small-group presentation, viewing and facilitated discussion.

February 4

1-3 PM Midi Onodera

Midi Onodera is an award-winning filmmaker who has been making work for over thirty years. Her recent works collage formats and mediums ranging from film to digital video, toy cameras to iPhone apps. Her current year-long project is FPS, a collection of 24 short videos or “Vidoodles” that are posted on her website on the 1st and 15th of each month.

3-5 PM Lisa Steele
Lisa Steele works in video, photography, film, and performance as well as writing on and curating video and media arts. Steele’s videotapes have been exhibited internationally. Since 1983, Steele has worked exclusively in collaboration with Kim Tomczak; they received a Governor General’s Award in Visual & Media Arts in 2005. Steele is also a co-founder of Vtape and is a professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Toronto.

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