AFK | Screenings

Together May We Find Plenty

Eve Tagny, Terra Long

Feet in Water, Head on Fire

Terra Long

Along the San Andreas fault line in Southern California, Indigenous palm trees and date palms imported from the Middle East flourish. The people who tend to them reflect a landscape of frictions and affections shaped over generations by agriculture, luxury real estate, and border politics. Like the infinity storytelling of The 1001 Nights, stories fold into dreams and back into stories, a constellation of voices settle over mountains and into the earth. Intertwining color 16mm with textural black and white film hand processed with the dates leftover from harvest and plants native to the valley Feet in Water, Head on Fire is a sensory, polyvocal evocation of place.

Gallery Hours

Find us at the Ace Hotel, Interspace at 7PM on the lower level. Please RSVP by clicking the "Purchase Tickets Here" button below. Tickets are free, RSVP is appreciated.

Artist Talk

Please join us following the screening for a conversation between Eve Tagny and Terra Long.

Ace Hotel Toronto

51 Camden St, Toronto, ON M5V 1V2

Street level entrance, elevator and ramp available. Accessible gender neutral and single occupancy washroom with automatic door.

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COVID-19 Policy

Images Festival is committed to providing an accessible festival and continues to work to reduce barriers to participation at our events. This year, we are implementing a COVID-19 policy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for all, and to prioritize the participation of people who are disability-identified, immunocompromised, or part of an otherwise vulnerable group.

The following guidelines will be in place: Self-Assessment: We ask that staff and participants screen themselves for COVID-19 before visiting the exhibition.

Please join us for Together May We Find Plenty, co-presented by Images Festival and Ace Hotel Toronto as part of the Shorts in Conversation series. Together May We Find Plenty offers relational abundance in the midst of scarcity and tribulation alongside recent work by Eve Tagny and Terra Long. 

Exploring the intricate interplay between private ownership and racialized notions of civility in Western society, scores for failed structures of the private by Eve Tangy reconsiders established notions of privacy and belonging. Alongside performer and choreographer Nyda Kwasowsky, Eve questions the predetermined roles that govern nature, labour, sustenance, and intimacy within urban environments. Their movements erode underlying power structures embedded within systems of privacy and ownership, fostering dialogue around the complexities of living in present-day Toronto. 

Influenced by the seismic activity of the San Andreas Fault, California's Coachella Valley forms the backdrop for Terra Long's feature debut, Feet in Water, Head on Fire, co-written by Daniela Uribe, Mireya Martinez and Sharlene Bamboat. This documentary oscillates between vast geological epochs and intimate examinations of local flora and fauna, revealing intricate narratives of human interconnection alongside and through microscopic glimpses of cellular life. Shot on 16mm film and employing hand-processing techniques infused with vegetation from the Coachella Valley, the film captures the essence of place and embodies it materially.

scores for failed structures of the private and Feet in Water, Head on Fire are themselves entangled collaborations. Whether through film or video performance, both works delve into the nuances of complex relations and socio-political realities within specific geographical contexts.

Eve Tagny

Eve Tagny is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based artist. Her practice considers gardens and disrupted landscapes as mutable sites of personal and collective memory — inscribed in dynamics of power, colonial histories and their legacies. Weaving lens-based mediums, installation, text and performance, she explores spiritual and embodied expressions of grief and resiliency, in correlation with nature’s rhythms, cycles and materiality. Tagny has a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University and a Certificate in Journalism from University of Montreal. Recent exhibitions include Musée de Joliette, Momenta Biennale, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Centre Clark, Montreal; Cooper Cole, Gallery 44, and Franz Kaka, Toronto. She is the recipient of the Mfon grant (2018), the Plein Sud Bursary (2020) and has been shortlisted for the CAP Prize (2018), the Burtynsky Photobook Grant (2018) and the OAAG Award (2020).

Terra Long

Terra Long is a filmmaker whose work circles cultural, personal, and natural histories embedded within landscape. Her practice is collaborative, with a commitment to deep listening and material explorations of celluloid.

She is a member of the Independent Imaging Retreat Collective (The Film Farm) and F4A Collective, where she shares handmade filmmaking techniques. Her work has been shown in festivals including, Toronto International Film Festival,  Media City Film FestivalImages FestivalAnn ArborCPH: DOXInternational Film Festival RotterdamEXiS, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival among others. Her work is distributed by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center. She studied at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University and received her MFA from York University.

She frequently collaborates as lead editor on documentary films, most recently, Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project (Brewster, Stephenson, Sundance 2023) and regularly acts as an editing consultant, The Tuba Thieves (O’Daniel, Sundance 2023).

Her work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council as well as the British Columbia Arts Foundation. She was a 2016 recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Fellowship.

She lives and works on the traditional territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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