Now Transmitting...

2022-05-01 - 2022-05-31

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.


May 1 - 31 (ONLINE): Reminders of Slowness, a Concept Map project by Christina Battle and Samay Arcentales Cajas


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.


May 12-26 (ONLINE): If a tree falls, film screening on demand at CFMDC.tv curated by Daniel McIntyre and Rolla Tahir


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.


With films by Mary J. Daniel, Dawn Wilkinson, Chris Kennedy, soJin Chun, Matthieu Hallé and Baba Hillman.


May 16-23 (IN PERSON and ONLINE): angels sing while beasts dance, Window projection at PIX Film Gallery and TAIS, 1411 Dufferin St, Toronto, curated by Esery Mondesir and James Knott


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. Projected via two street facing windows, vortex and directionality are placed in dialogue, reinforcing themes of togetherness, ascension, rapture, and the great awakening.


This work will also be available on demand at CFMDC.tv from May 23-30th.


Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council for supporting this program


Co-presented by KLEX Kuala Lampur Experimental Film, Video and Music Festival