August 14, 2014 - Toronto International Film Festival - Wavelengths and Future Projections programmes announced
August 14, 2014

Wavelengths and Future Projections programmes announced

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, SOME GRAPHIC SEX, HEAVY DRINKING, BLOODY VIOLENCE, AND DIRTY LANGUAGE: SEVEN ONE-MINUTE FEATURE-LIKE FILMS ABOUT SEOUL, 2014. Seven one-minute HD QuickTime videos, sound. © Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries. Commissioned by TIFF, 2014.

Toronto International Film Festival
September 4–14, 2014

Now in its 14th year, the Wavelengths programme at the Toronto International Film Festival is a unique forum for international film and video art. Named for Michael Snow’s seminal 1967 film Wavelength, the series prizes formal daring, critical urgency and experimentation with a curated selection of artist-made film and video presented in the cinema.

The 2014 edition of Wavelengths presents 46 films of various lengths and unites internationally acclaimed and emerging artists with some of today’s most important and visionary filmmakers. Presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall and at TIFF Bell Lightbox, screenings include five thematic shorts programmes with work by Gabriel Abrantes, Basma Alsharif, Yuri Ancarani, Rebecca Baron, Mary Helena Clark, Dana Berman Duff, Friedl vom Gröller, Jean-Paul Kelly, Ken Jacobs, Alexandre Larose, Johann Lurf, Shambhavi Kaul, KwieKulik, Kim Kyung-man, T. Marie, Anna Marziano, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Manoel de Oliveira, Joana Pimenta, Malena Slam, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Josh Solondz, Mike Stolz, Jean-Claude Rousseau, Calum Walter, Blake Williams, Mich’ael Zupraner, and Antoinette Zwirchmayr.

Other highlights include Los Angeles-based artist Margaret Honda‘s 70mm film Spectrum Reverse Spectrum; the international premiere of Letters to Max by French artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire; the festival premiere of Dutch artist duo Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan’s Episode of the Sea, and the North American premieres of new films by Lisandro Alonso, Pedro Costa, Lav Diaz, René Frölke, Sergei Loznitsa, Matias Piñeiro, and Soon-Mi Yoo, among others. Curated by Andréa Picard, in coordination with members of TIFF’s international programming team.

View full Wavelengths programme and purchase ticket packages here.

Future Projections
Since 2007, The Toronto International Film Festival’s Future Projections programme has explored the boundaries between cinema and the visual arts with Toronto-wide installations by some of today’s leading moving image artists. The 2014 edition includes five major installations, two of which are new commissions. All Future Projections projects are free and open to the public from September 4 to 14. Curated by Laurel MacMillan and Andréa Picard.

Lynne Marsh (Canada)
Anna and the Tower (2014) is a three-channel installation co-commissioned by TIFF and the Goethe-Institut Toronto that conflates documentary and performance. Filmed in an under-utilized airport outside of Berlin that was once a Soviet airbase, the work conveys both a sense of latency and expectation, and a desire to will events into being. Presented in collaboration with Scrap Metal Gallery.

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Korea/USA) 
Art collaborative Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (composed of Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge) is known for its innovative video works that exist at the nexus of visual art and digital literature. SOME GRAPHIC SEX, HEAVY DRINKING, BLOODY VIOLENCE, AND DIRTY LANGUAGE: SEVEN ONE-MINUTE FEATURE-LIKE FILMS ABOUT SEOUL is a new seven-channel installation comprised of seven one-minute feature-like films about Seoul, commissioned for TIFF Bell Lightbox and in conjunction with the Festival’s City to City spotlight.

Amie Siegel (USA)
Provenance, the latest film from American artist Amie Siegel, is part of a constellation of works exploring an emblem of mid-century modernism: furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret as part of their utopian conception for the Indian city of Chandigarh. The film follows, in reverse, the temporal, geographic and pecuniary peregrinations of these silent protagonists, in the process raising probing questions about cultural heritage, commodity fetishism, and the fickleness of the art market. Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA).

Shaun Gladwell (Australia)
Linked to the artist’s interest in street and subculture and his early participation in extreme sports, Gladwell’s  BMX Channel (2013) and Midnight Traceur (2011), presented at The Drake Hotel and at TIFF Bell Lightbox respectively, are complemented by nightly screenings of several earlier works at Drake One Fifty.

Laurent Montaron (France)
Montaron’s single-channel installation Nature of the Self (2013) considers the changeable nature of representations of the self, both physical and psychological, as well as the mechanics of seeing and the origins of memory and conscious thought. Presented in collaboration with Mercer Union.

Future Projections is generously supported by Programme Supporters:
the Canada Council for the Arts and the Hal Jackman Foundation.

View full Future Projections programme here.

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