“S E A S O N   O F   S P I R I T S”

   Still from Spirits in Season, 2013

Still from Spirits in Season, 2013

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2015 @ THE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
361 MANHATTAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN. OFF METROPOLITAN G OR LORIMER L
DOORS 7PM – SHOW at 7:30PM – $6 SUGGESTED DONATION – FILMS, DRINKS & DISCUSSION.

Total running time, 58 minutes. Additional time for discussion / Q & A with the artist

MONO NO AWARE is excited to present a special 16mm screening presentation with friend and film historian Stephen Broomer. These moving images will follow a surface treatment workshop led by Broomer on Saturday the 17th, where he’ll share some of his surface techniques with participants. This is a unique opportunity to share the workspace with this artist from Toronto and also experience his films from a particularly productive period in his career (2010-2015). Broomer’s work has screened at Views from the Avant-Garde, TIFF Wavelengths, the Berlin Directors Lounge and is the subject of a new release by Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute * Institut canadien du film, a collection of essays edited by Scott Birdwise and Tom McSorley, entitled “The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer.” His practice extends beyond the camera through the laboratory, printing devices, and projection equipment to embed more than an image into the emulsion. Each film reveals the latent history and nature of its subject. Not to be missed!

PROGRAM : PART I

Christ Church – Saint James (7 minutes)
Brébeuf (10.5 minutes)
Spirits in Season (12.5 minutes)

PROGRAM : PART II

Queen’s Quay (1 minute)
Balinese Rebar (3.5 minutes)
Bridge 1A (2 minutes)
Conservatory (3.5 minutes)
Bridge 1B (1.5 minutes)
Serena Gundy (3.5 minutes)
Bridge 1C (1 minute)
Wild Currents (6.5 minutes)
Landform 1 (2.5 minutes)
Gulls at Gibraltar (3.5 minutes)

“Every moment possesses the power to transform itself. In its stagnant chronology, its fixed coordinate, it changes. By memory and by history, time transforms itself. We use film to alter the moment, to cradle the moment, to annihilate the moment, or at least its impression, and by these operations, the image bears out the mystical associations of consciousness. The transformable moment is the moment turning into both its opposite and its other, and meaning arises in the gap between opposition and otherness. By this transformation, the moment departs from the assurances of memory and becomes a breathing passage.” – SB

ABOUT STEPHEN BROOMER:
Stephen Broomer (b. 1984) is a filmmaker and film preservationist. He holds a BFA in Film and Video Production, an MA in Film Studies, and a PhD in Communication & Culture, his dissertation a study of the origins of the Canadian avant-garde film. He has given public presentations of his film restoration work at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Canadian Film Institute. His writings on cinema have appeared in Visual Anthropology Review, Film International, and CineAction.

MONO NO AWARE’S SCREENING SERIES:
The CONNECTIVITY THROUGH CINEMA series will present the work of artists, film-makers and curators who are traveling or presenting special interactive programs in-person. Our hope is to engage the community by showing work with a focus on post-screening discussion.

This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

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