Immanent Space; New Toronto Works 2012
Programmed by Alexis Mitchell, Sharlene Bamboat & Zoe Heyn-Jones
Saturday, March 31, 8pm @ Tallulah’s Cabaret, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. $8/ 5 Members + Students
It is an auspicious time for moving images in our city. 2012 has had an air of the monumental thus far; anniversarial milestones for the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto and the Images Festival, for instance, contribute to a heightened sense that it is a propitious moment for image-making communities here in Toronto.
It is with this sentiment, that we have considered the film and video work generated by our local community. Inherent in these ‘New Toronto Works’ are notions of positionality, temporality and a meditation on the spatial properties of the corporeal and the community. Invoking French philosopher Giles Deleuze, we can accept that durational aesthetics are at play in all film and video work. However, the pieces that we highlight here work together to foreground some particularly fascinating and salient spatial and temporal concerns, forcing us to re-think our engagement with the space around us as we move towards the hype created by apocalyptic uncertainty.
La Revue, Coral Aiken & Eve Majzels, 2010, 4:44
Choke, Michelle Latimer & Terril Calder, 2010, 5:31
BA Chamber, Cressida Kocienski, 2010, 6:20
Memory Worked by Mirrors, Stephen Broomer, 2011, 3:00
Jameson Avenue, Mary Porter, 2011, 3:06
Ecoleidoscope, Britt Wray, 2011, 2:14
Manholes (Brian), Wrik Mead, 2011, 3:47
Birth of Alseides, Erin Buelow, 2011, 7:00
Cooling Reactors, soJin Chun & Alexandra Gelis, 2010, 2:00
Left To Eat Cake, Ananya Ohri, 2011, 4:17
to be veiled, Faye Mullen, 2011, 5:00
Plane of Immanence, Jordan Tannahill & Nina Arsenault, 2011, 14:00
Little Fires, Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea, 2011, 1:24
[Untitled], Mark Kasumovic, 2010, 4:00
Lying in Wait, Ambereen Siddiqui, 2011, 3:51
Sponsored by Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, CFMDC & Vtape
PLANE OF IMMANENCE TRAILER:
PLANE OF IMMANENCE ARTIST STATEMENT:
Plane of Immanence began as a guerilla intervention at the (re)construction site of Maple Leaf Gardens, which artists Jordan Tannahill and Nina Arsenault found in a gutted, liminal state of transition. In this video, this iconic space rich with national cultural significance – a historic arena of masculinity – is realized into a new potentiality as a metaphysical labyrinth and virtual womb. The queering presence of the body of Arsenault, both naked and constructed, climbing through a jungle of rebar, front-end loaders, and caution tape, reveals to us a multilayered allegory for the trans body, the Deluezian notion of the ‘body without organs’, and permutations of the divine within the Self and the material world.
Nina Arsenault / Jordan Tannahill
14 mins / Canada, 2011
Jordan Tannahill bio:
Jordan Tannahill is a film and theatre director living in Toronto. His works of multimedia performance have been developed and presented on some of Canada’s most prominent stages including Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Canadian Stage, Great Canadian Theatre Company, and the Harbourfront Centre. He is the founder and artistic director of the award-winning theatre company Suburban Beast. Recent honours include the Inside Out Film Festival’s Emerging Canadian Artist Award, the Ken McDougall Award for Emerging Directors, and being named one of Canada’s Top Twenty Under Twenty.