AFK | Screenings

What Colour is Goodbye

Claudio Caldini, Tomonari Nishikawa, Dirk de Bruyn, Blinn and Lambert, OJOBOCA
Curated By: Helen Lee


Claudio Caldini
ITALY/CANADA | 2015 | SUPER 8 > 16MM | 1 MIN | No Dialogue

Claudio Caldini produced DEADLINE during his time as a visiting artist at LIFT in 2015. In this short piece, he cajoles the emulsion of the film to let the urban lights of Toronto dance frenetically on its surface. The film is part animation, part painting.

Sunday, April 23, 2023
8:00AM EDT
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC)

1411 Dufferin Street, Unit D, Toronto, ON, M6H 4C7

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Taking its title from Dirk de Bruyn’s Re-Vue (2017), What Colour is Goodbye celebrates liveliness of analogue film through abstraction, colour, and movement. This all-analogue projection program features the work of five filmmakers and collectives who have been hosted as visiting artists by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. The films are a collective testament to the resiliency of analogue practitioners, who share skills, stories, and materials—the lifeblood of the medium—so that these resources continue to circulate through a worldwide network of artist-run analogue filmmaking initiatives.

Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy are filmmakers based in Berlin. They work together under the moniker OJOBOCA. Together they practice Orrorism, a simulated method of inner and outer transformation. They have been members of the artist-run film lab LaborBerlin since 2010.

Claudio Caldini was born in the capital city of Argentina and has been making Super 8 experimental films since 1970. In 1971 he began his studies at the Centro Experimental del Instituto Nacional de Cinematografía (INCAA). He studied Modern and Audioperceptive Dance with Rolf Gelewski in São Salvador da Bahía and São Paulo (Brazil). He was the film and video curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA) from 1998 to 2004.

Dirk de Bruyn is Associate Professor of Screen and Design at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He has made numerous animations, performance, and installation work over the last 40 years. He was a founding member and past president of MIMA (Experimenta). Retrospective programs of his animations have been presented at Melbourne International Animation Festival (2016); Alternativa Serbia and Punto Y Raya in Karlsruhe, Germany (2016).

Tomonari Nishikawa’s films explore the idea of documenting situations/phenomena through a chosen medium and technique, often focusing on process itself. His films have been screened at numerous film festivals and art venues, including the Berlinale, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, London Film Festival, Media City Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival.

Blinn and Lambert is the collaborative name of Nicholas Steindorf and Kyle Williams. The two Brooklyn-based artists, who met in the Yale MFA painting program, began working together in 2016 to expand their practice in optical media, special effects, video, and animation. Together, they have exhibited at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, NY; ArtSpace in New Haven, CT; and PIX Film in Toronto.

Helen Lee is a writer, film archivist, and currently the Special Projects Coordinator at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, where she is co-organizing Analogue Resilience: A Film Labs Gathering.