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May 21 , 6:00 pm

 —  8:05 pm

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Ayo Akingbade, Simon Liu, Yuyan Wang, Ben Rivers

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

 

Deadphant

Ayo Akingbade
CANADIAN PREMIERE
UK, 2020, SUPER 8>DIGITAL, 3 MIN
NO DIALOGUE

 

A portrait of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre in South London,  a weekend before it permanently closed after fifty-five years on September 14, 2020.

Happy Valley

Simon Liu
CANADIAN PREMIERE
HONG KONG, 2020, 16MM>DIGITAL, 13 MIN
NO DIALOGUE

 

British Colonial-era structures overlook scenes in the aftermath of civil unrest as Hong Kongers work to retain some semblance of normality. Petty arguments from local ‘80s TVB soap operas are in concert with political graffiti, captive animals, and empty highways. Suspension cables and ship anchors reveal a fragile urban inner anatomy; structures that keep the city moving.

All Movements Should Kill the Wind

Yuyan Wang
CANADIAN PREMIERE
FRANCE, 2019, DIGITAL, 12 MIN
NO DIALOGUE

 

Man shapes his environment, which shapes his brain. Two hundred kilometres from Beijing, men live among rocks waiting to be broken, cut, sanded. The same gestures come back again and again to write a history or damage and repair, with the wing that inexorably disseminates the traces of actions.

 

 

Ghost Strata

Ben Rivers
CANADIAN PREMIERE
UK, 2019, 16MM>DIGITAL, 45 MIN
ENGLISH

 

Filmed around the globe, charting various personal movements of the filmmaker, Ghost Strata explores the differing scales of impact that humanity’s presence has on the Earth in the past, present, and into the future.

  • Ayo Akingbade is an artist, writer, and director from London, England.

  • Simon Liu's films, installations, and performances assemble a lyrical catalogue of the rapidly evolving psychogeography of his place of origin in Hong Kong. Liu’s work has been presented at festivals and museums globally including IFFR: Tiger Short Competition, TIFF: Wavelengths, NYFF: Projections/Currents, Sundance, ND/NF, BFI, The Shed, M+, Tai Kwun, “Dreamlands: Expanded,” and the Museum of Modern Art.

  • Yuyan Wang (b. 1989, China) is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist living in Paris. She graduated from Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2016 and Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains in 2020. She takes inspiration from the endless media production underpinned by industrial productivity. Her works oscillate between film and installation, often in an immersive perspective with a disintegrating abstraction process.

  • Ben Rivers studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, initially in sculpture before moving into photography and Super 8 film. After his degree, he taught himself 16mm filmmaking and hand-processing. His practice as a filmmaker treads a line between documentary and fiction. Often following and filming people who have in some way separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides Rivers with a starting point for creating oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds.

Co-presented with

  • Festival du nouveau cinéma
  • The Bentway