Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Future Projections Art Projects

The festival announced a number of art projects that will be showcased during the festival as part of its Future Projections programme. It sounds reminiscent of some of the other big art festivals in town like Luminato and Toronto's version of Nuit Blanche.

Highlights include:

  • Isabella Rossellini, who's been somewhat of a TIFF fixture over the last few years, especially in her collaborations with Guy Maddin, comes with her own short films in the Green Porno series adapted into sculpture.
  • Mark Lewis presents his filmed works that made up Canada's contribution to this year's Venice Biennale, along with other of his works about Toronto.
  • A number of works from South-African born, Berlin-based artist Candice Breitz, including an interview and an exhibition at The Power Plant gallery at Toronto's Harbourfront.
  • A meditation on film and imagery from cinematographer Christopher Doyle (Chungking Express, Ashes of Time, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Lady in the Water).
  • An installation from Canadian director/actor/writer Don McKellar centered around the cell phone.
  • A reworking of Godard's Sympathy for the Devil by Adam Pendleton.
  • A live audio/video mashup y Eclectic Method.
  • Video art from Jeremy Shaw, Marco Brambilla and Oliver Pietsch projected against the east wall of the new, as yet unfinished Bell Lightbox, future home of TIFF.
  • A 30-minute video work centered around street signs from the 140 official neighbourhoods in Toronto from artists Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak.
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Syndromes and a Century) presents Phantoms of Nabua, a single channel installation that is presented in conjunction with A Letter to Uncle Boonmee in the Wavelengths programme.
  • A video installation from Danish artist Jesper Just on film and the emotions it engenders.
Full details can be found at the official festival web site:



This sounds great, but I'm more excited about the potential Neil Young concert: http://tinyurl.com/pq33t7

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