Experimentation. Transcendence. Rapture.
| 58 minutes | 2016
An impressionistic patchwork in which human relationships are seen as a form of resistance. In this new project, Mike Hoolboom, the internationally acclaimed artist and video maker from Toronto, undertakes a vast reflection on cinema, the influence of politics and the pursuit of freedom and happiness. Presented at the most recent Rotterdam film festival, this hybrid work combines black and white photos, animated sequences and 16mm footage. It all comes together in a gleeful mix that sees our relationships as a form of resistance.
Film/video (selected)1980 Song for Mixed Choir (8 minutes)1981 Now, Yours (10 minutes)1986 White Museum (32 minutes)1991 Indusium (11 minutes)1992 Mexico (with Steve Sanguedolce) (35 minutes)1993 Escape in Canada (9 minutes); Frank's Cock (8 minutes)1995 House of Pain (50 minutes)1996 Letters From Home (15 minutes)1998 Panic Bodies (70 minutes)2002 Tom (50 minutes)2003 Imitations of Life (70 minutes); In the Dark (8 minutes)2004 Public Lighting (76 minutes)2006 Fascination (70 minutes)2009 Mark (70 minutes)2012 Lacan Palestine (70 minutes)2013 Buffalo Death Mask (23 minutes)2015 Scrapbook (18 minutes)
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