Monday, April 15, 5:00pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue
Images Festival On-Screen Program
Gallery TPW is proud to co-present Matter, an Images Festival On-Screen Program featuring Serpent Rain (2016), an earlier collaborative work by Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman.
Tickets required. For more details, visit the Images Festival website.
The movement of matter is never explicit. This program brings together three works that launch inquiries into the movement of matter as collaboration. Each with a distinct methodology, from cinematic documentary, earthquake as accomplice, to black liberation, and connecting histories of trade, optics, and art. —Steffanie Ling
Labour/Leisure, Ryan Ermacora and Jessica Johnson
North American Premiere, Canada, 2019, digital, 19 min, English/Spanish
The Okanagan Valley in the Southern Interior of British Columbia is marketed as a destination of leisure, recreation, retirement, and wealth. Behind this facade is a largely invisible agricultural labour force, comprised of temporary migrant workers from the global south.
Serpent Rain, Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva
Toronto Premiere, Norway, 2016, digital, 30 min, English
When prompted by a philosopher to make a film without time, the result is a video that speaks from inside the cut between slavery and resource extraction; between Black Lives Matter and the matter of life; between the state changes of elements, timelessness and tarot.
Sunstone, Filipa César and Louis Henderson
North American Premiere, UK/Portugal, 2018, digital, 35 min, English/ Portuguese/Spanish
A colonial and visual history of optics conveyed with a strata of 16mm film, desktop screen captures and 3D CGI. Contrasting the system of triangular trade with the political potential of Op Art in post-revolutionary Cuba, Sunstone examines the diverse social contexts of optics, divulging a spectrum of humanist pragmatism, discovery and oppression.