Situated Cinema: Opening Reception
A Project by Solomon Nagler, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore
An alternative cinema-going experience in which the interior of the movie theatre interacts with the city outside, the second iteration of the Situated Cinema project is a demountable microcinema that will be installed at various sites in Winnipeg. Through the mobility and permeability of the venue and the mingling of silent films and shifting contextual soundscapes, the project embraces the interactions and juxtapositions of the city and asks viewer-participants and five commissioned filmmakers to do the same.
The cinema will loop 16mm films by Alexandre Larose (Montreal), Alex Mackenzie (Vancouver), Caroline Monnet (Montreal/Winnipeg), Heidi Phillips (Winnipeg), and Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof (Toronto). The cinema was designed by Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore. Solomon Nagler is coordinating curator for the project, which is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Jon Davies.
WNDX acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $154 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
WNDX remercie le Conseildes arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 154 millions de dollars pour mettre de l?art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
With additional support from
Culture Days Manitoba, Gallery 1C03, NO.W.HERE, NSCAD, Nova Scotia Culture and Tourism, SSHRC, Storefront Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Design Festival