SAW Video Media Art Centre is proud to present its annual RESOLUTION screening, featuring a selection of videos produced by members of the Centre in 2018. This year’s line-up of seven works showcases the broad scope of artistic practices in which SAW Video members are engaged: experimental, music video, cinepoem, documentary and more!
Artists will be in attendance to participate in a brief Q&A with the audience following the screening.
7:00pm – Doors
7:30pm – Screening
8:30pm – Q+A
9:00pm – Reception
The event is pay what you can (suggested $5 donation), all ages and open to the public.
The Stones Dream of the Cell
Directed by Pixie Cram | 2018 | 2 minutes
Inspired by Alain Cavalier’s film La Rencontre (1996), Cram created this hand-processed super-8 film to explore objects and textures, both organic and inorganic. The film was originally commissioned for the 10th Anniversary edition of the Toronto 8fest. It has screened as a looping installation and shown as a single channel work.
Lesley Marshall | 2018 | 2 minutes
Poet Blaine Marchand looks back over the life of his mother and their history together in Ottawa.
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
Gillian Kirkland and Andrew Letourneau | 2018 | 4 minutes
Inspired by the writings of Doris Lessing, Prisons We Choose to Live Inside is an expression of the opposing forces battling for dominion over a woman’s psyche.
Carmelo Zucco | 2018 | 5 minutes
Pulp Revelation is a surreal tale born from the bizarre realm of the Bible’s Revelation prophecies. A cryptic vision of the second coming of our maker…but did we make the maker? Is redemption, betrayal and rebirth a never ending cycle for mankind? A grand yet intimate journey of memory, faith and the zenith of artificial intelligence.
Follow the Hummingbird! Episode 1: Yerette, Trinidad & Tobago
Stephen Fuller | 2018 | 9 minutes
We travel to Trinidad & Tobago to meet Theo Ferguson, keeper of Yerette, a sanctuary where visitors are immersed in the fast-paced activities of fourteen different species of hummingbirds.
Not Lost, Not Found
Mercedes Ventura | 2018 | 2 minutes
Not Lost, Not Found is a short video by Mercedes Ventura based around a brief conversation between the artist and her mother over a shared memory of a seemingly innocuous event, but one that has had a lasting effect. The two recall a story over the loss of a red balloon, and the subsequent childhood discovery of grief.
Edgar Hernandez | 2018 | 23 minutes
Bees are essential to keep the ecosystem functioning, which has an impact on our physical and mental health. Collective Presence, an experimental/documentary video project, reminds us of the crucial role of bees for humanity.