Dear friends! We’re very happy to make new friends from Canada! KLEX is having an exchange with the Canadian Filmmaker Distribution Centre (CFMDC) in May and June 2022. In May, we’re promoting 3 online media art programmes from CFMDC. You can register and view the programmes via CFMDC.TV throughout May 2022! Enjoy!
In June 2022, CFMDC will promote an ExScreen programme from KLEX in exchange where you can view it online. So stay tuned!
by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC)
COMING UP May 1-31 on CFMDC.tv! Now Transmitting… an online media art programme with projects curated by Christina Battle, Samay Arcentales Cajas, Daniel McIntyre, Rolla Tahir, Esery Mondesir, and James Knott.
REMINDERS OF SLOWNESS
curated by Christina Battle and Samay Arcentales Cajas
May 1-31 on CFMDC.tv: Reminders of Slowness, an observational and interactive project in which artists Christina Battle and Samay Arcentales Cajas explore media as an exercise in slowing down via a digital concept map.
Reminders of Slowness is an observational project that explores media as an exercise in slowing down. As a record of an ongoing conversation, Christina and Samay respond to the act of slowness as a way to imagine the past, present, and future.
What does it look like to integrate slowness into practice? When does it feel like everything slows down…or, how can we make everything slow down? Can slowness change capitalist operations? What if a practice of slowness then becomes a site for greater information?
You can sign up to receive your own Reminder of Slowness in the mail. Link in bio!
Christina Battle Instagram: @c_l_battle / Twitter: @c_l_battle
Samay Archentales Cajas: [email protected]
IF A TREE FALLS
curated by Daniel McIntyre and Rolla Tahir
May 12-26 on demand at CFMDC.tv: If a tree falls curated by Daniel McIntyre and Rolla Tahir, with works by Mary J. Daniel, Matthieu Hallé, Baba Hillman, Chris Kennedy, Dawn Wilkinson, and soJin Chun. Drawn from the CFMDC catalogue, these works explore spirituality and place, human relationships and narratives across time, and our relationships to the physical spaces we live within.
As film exhibition slowly emerges after the pandemic, artists and their works face a challenge: a film’s age or exhibition history often makes it ineligible for programming. Composed of 6 works created over several decades and outside of typical festival eligibility rules, If a tree falls brings together films that channel space and time as a response to the world the filmmaker is immersed in. Drawn from the CFMDC catalogue, these works explore spirituality and place, human relationships and narratives across time, and our relationships to the physical spaces we live within.
In the written companion to the project, artists Daniel McIntyre and Rolla Tahir consider the dialogue between their own art practices and those of their artistic colleagues in the CFMDC collection. As artists and co-curators, McIntyre and Tahir ask how the life of an artistic work is affected by systems that benefit exhibitors, questioning what artists and audiences lose in the process. While exploring the tension between how viewers access work and how it accesses an audience, If a tree falls seeks a space where dialogue, experience, and expression are unbound by premiere status, length, and completion year.
Daniel McIntyre Instagram: @truevisions, Rolla Tahir Instagram: @smoking.apples
ANGELS SING WHILE BEASTS DANCE
curated by Esery Mondesir and James Knott
May 16-30 on CFMDC.tv: angels sing while beasts dance, a video projection curated by Esery Mondesir and James Knott, featuring Zachery Cameron Longboy’s looping animations exhibited on the window spaces at PIX Gallery and TAIS, 1411 Dufferin St, Toronto (May 16-23). If you can’t catch it IRL, you can view the work on demand at CFMDC.TV (May 23-30).
Zachery Cameron Longboy’s looping animations breathe and undulate, their subjects encircling themselves inward, outward, and upward. In talking of the work he describes a feeling of “the clearing or meadow, that peace filled space where everyone comes together for important events, and as tradition, ending with celebration.
The great equalizer; transformation from life into the next state. Vortex as the moderator, inwards, outwards, up and ôr down.” Projected via two street facing windows, vortex and directionality are placed in dialogue, reinforcing themes of togetherness, ascension, rapture, and the great awakening.
Zachery Cameron Longboy Instagram: @zacherycameronlongboy, James Instagram: @jamesnotjames, Esery Instagram: @gadepabouleje