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Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock by Federica Foglia
Behemoth (six legs good, two legs bad) by Lisa Morse
Fevered by Tracy Peters
Dreams of Gold by Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty
Eidolon by Mike Rollo
Fluid Bound by Rob Fatal
Hag's Taper by Alana Bartol
Into the Wild by Markus Maicher
Keep Both Eyes Open (All the Time) by Nicholas Swanton
Ofenheizung: Portrait of a Stove by Juliana Saragosa
Orgy of the Blood Parasites by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare
Queer Coolie-Tudes by Michelle Mohabeer
New Films, August 2021
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04/19/1968, Autoritratto, Green and Red, But Terracotta Red, Qualcosa di Rosso, Qualcosa di Blu, L'Arrière-Pays, and Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock by Federica Foglia. Federica Foglia is a transnational visual artist and writer. She is interested in issues of migration, displacement, women of the diaspora, accented cinema, post-humanism, and finding a visual language to represent these experiences.

Behemoth (six legs good, two legs bad) by Lisa Morse (2021 / Canada / 9:38). An animated film featuring six bee genera. Made using animated stills, Super-8 and 16mm footage, optical printing, and cameraless techniques.

Dam'd, Fevered, Shifting Baseline, and Meltwater by Tracy Peters. Tracy Peters is a multidisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation. She uses video, photography, installation, and filmmaking to examine the interactions between organic and human-built environments and record changes in eroding landscapes.

Dreams of Gold by Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty (2021 / Canada / 3:50). Based on text from a gold miner’s journal, Dreams of Gold reveals his dreams and hallucinations while exploring the image of the mind as rooms in a house.

Eidolon by Mike Rollo (2020 / Canada / 3:35). The seer passes beneath branches, crosses fields, observes the quiet corners of creation. Bright and dark take turns showing their faces, a two-sided phantasm, one energy shape-shifting through time. The seer makes note, gleans eidolons.

Fluid Bound by Rob Fatal (2021 / US / 7:29). An experimental gender fluid, mestize-Indigenous film that uses text, sound design, crude animation, and bondage rope to meditate on the complex, generations-old relationships and battles between our skin and our souls.

Hag's Taper by Alana Bartol (2020 / Canada / 3:07). The many names of the herb mullein include hag's taper, Jupiter's rod, flannel leaf, velvet plant, felt-wort, tinder plant, candlewick plant, witch's candle, lady's foxglove, candlewick plant, torches, cowboy toilet paper, and more. 

Imagine none of this is real by Nicole Baker Peterson (2020 / US & Canada / 4:16). A strange, melancholy travelogue through the post-human world. A record of the land and the resonance of its history. The images and the medium exist in a tense balance, where each amplifies and distorts the other. 

Into the Wild by Markus Maicher (2020 / Canada / 4:17). Images, harvested on a farm in Mount Forest, Canada, captured with a hand-cranked Bolex on film material for sound. Hand-processed in buckets, in shimmering red light down by the old stables. 

Keep Both Eyes Open (All the Time) by Nicholas Swanton (2021 / US / 30:28). An obliquely autobiographical film in three sections. Found footage, home movies, and video processing are used to present matters of family, conflict, legacy, and inheritance. 

Ofenheizung: Portrait of a Stove by Juliana Saragosa (2020 / Germany / 22:52). In Berlin in the year 2020, there are still homes that rely on coal stoves for heating, despite their ban in 2015 by the Federal Emission Control Ordinance. This short film is a portrait of one of those stoves.

Orgy of the Blood Parasites by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare (2021 / Canada / 5:00). J. G. Ballard’s novel High-Rise and Cronenberg’s film Shivers, both of which detail an apartment building’s descents into chaos, were released in 1975, creating a collision in history as fascinating as it is bizarre.

Queer Coolie-Tudes by Michelle Mohabeer (2019 / Canada/Guyana / 1:27:00). A creative essay documentary and queer ethnography which traces the intergenerational lives, histories, identities, familial relations, and sexualities of a diverse range of subjects (academics, artists, and activists) from the Indo-Caribbean diaspora in Canada. 


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