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The mechanical paradise

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The mechanical paradise

Time: August 15, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: cine cycle
City/Town: toronto
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Event Type: screening
Organized By: LIFT
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2014

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Event Description

Steven Woloshen in attendance


Free Speech (2012, 35mm on video, sound, .5 min.)
Frobisher Bay (2012, 35mm on video, sound, 2 min.)
Crossing Victoria (2013, 35mm on video, sound, 4 min.)
RH Factor (co-directed with Alexandra Grimanis, 2008, 35mm on video, sound, 3.5 min.)
Fleeing Rotland (2009, 35mm on video, sound, 5 min.)
Chronicle Reconstructions (2008, 35mm on video, sound, 3 min.)
Son of Dada (1982, 16mm, sound, 2.5 min.)
Bru Ha Ha! (2002, 35mm, sound, 2 min.)
The Babble on Palms (2002, 35mm, sound, 4 min.)
The Curse of the Voodoo Child (2005, 35mm, sound, 3.5 min.)
Two Eastern Hair Lines (2004, 35mm, sound, 4 min.)
La Dolce Vita (2008, 35mm, sound, 2 min.)
Phont Cycle (2006, 35mm, sound 4.5 min.)
Zero Visibility (2009, 35mm, silent, 2 min.)
Editorial (2009, 35mm, sound, 10 min.)
Camera Takes Five (2003, 35mm, sound, 3 min.)


Total running time: 54 minutes



The phrase "the Mechanical Paradise", coined by Robert Hughes in his book The Shock of the New, reflected new visions in painting and sculpture in the age of machines, Kino Pravda (cinema) being among the chosen mediums of this post-WWI movement.

LIFT is pleased to welcome Steven Woloshen to Toronto to present a screening of his lush and energetic hand-made films. Woloshen presents sixteen short, animated and experimental films, highlighting the mechanics and the art of the perforated film strip: cinema's direct assembly line. This 16mm/35mm film screening will cover 30 years of his unique abstract film strategies, which are scraped, glued, painted and burnt onto the surface of the film. The results dance along to their propulsive jazz soundtracks, creating a rhythmic beauty as tiny frame-by-frame gestures are writ large on the cinema screen.


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