the subject shines

May 26 , 10:00 pm

 —  11:30 pm

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Chris Kennedy, Chloé Galibert-Laîné

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This program will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Robert Lee.

 

The North Sea

Chris Kennedy
WORLD PREMIERE
CANADA, 1973-74, 16MM>DIGITAL, 8 MIN
SILENT

 

“As Benjamin has predicted, nothing brings the promise of happiness encoded at the birth of a technological form to light as effectively as the fall into obsolescence of its final stages of development.” -Rosalind Krauss

Forensickness

Chloé Galibert-Laîné
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
FRANCE/GERMANY, 2020, DIGITAL, 41 MINS
FRENCH/ENGLISH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

 

In an attempt to analyze Chris Kennedy's Watching the Detectives (2017), a researcher dives into a massive archive of media produced after the Boston attacks. Her online wanderings offer a performative exploration of the history of critical thinking and the ruthless politics of truth production.

 

 

*This work contains depictions of violence, specifically, footage of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

  • Chris Kennedy (b. 1977 in Maryland) is an independent filmmaker, film programmer, and writer based in Toronto. He is the Executive Director of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

  • Chloé Galibert-Laîné is a French researcher and filmmaker, currently working as a postdoc researcher at the HSLU (Switzerland). Her work explores the intersections between cinema and online media. Her films have been shown at IFFRotterdam, FIDMarseille, Ji.hlava IDFF, True/False Festival, transmediale, Images Festival, EMAF, and Ars Electronica Festival.

Co-presented with

  • Le Labo
  • Media Arts Network of Ontario
  • Queen's University
  • Festival international du film sur l'art