Governor general’s Awards in visual and media arts screening

March 26, 2019 - 7:00PM

Knot Project Space, Arts Court
2 Daly Ave.

Every year the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts recognizes the achievements and contributions of Canadian artists and those working in contemporary visual and media arts.

To celebrate 2019’s Media Arts winners, the Canadian Film Institute has collaborated with the Canada Council for the Arts to present a special screening of selected works by Ali Kazimi and Andrew James Paterson.

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This event is FREE and open to the public.

Both filmmakers will be in attendance and there will be a short Q&A after the films.

The screening and the Q&A will be presented in English

Ali Kazimi is a critically-acclaimed filmmaker who has also been recognized as an innovator of stereoscopic 3D cinema. Over the course of his career, he’s used a variety of different media from documentaries to stereoscopic 3D installations to explore issues of social justice, history, memory, race, and migration. Born in India, Kazimi came to Canada in 1983 and is now based out of Toronto, where he is an associate professor at York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.

Andrew J. Paterson is a Toronto-born, interdisciplinary artist working with film, video, music, performance, and both critical and fictional writing. His media art consists of both original still images processed in Final Cut Pro as well as hand-held black and white Super 8 film. His works are often concerned with the tension and relationships between bodies, technologies, institutions, and language. His videos and films have been exhibited across Canada and around the world in places like Berlin, Paris, Seoul, Bangalore, New York, Rotterdam, and Buenos Aires.

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