Friday, September 9, 2011

TIFF 2011, Part 2: Future Projections

The Future Projections programme at the Toronto International Film Festival is a collection of moving-image projects throughout the city.

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board by collaborative artists Nicholas and Sheila Pye is a four-screen HD video projection. The title refers to the levitation game played at children's slumber parties. Indeed each tableau is infused with the supernatural. In one, artist Sheila Pye's ghostlike bride twists in space. In another, artist Nicholas Pye looks sadly past a tiny bird which is trying to reach him but is tied to a rock. Exquisitely photographed, the exhibition blends the characteristics of still photographs and moving images.

The Pyes' work is presented in collaboration with Birch Lbralato in Toronto. It's free to the public and runs between September 8 - October 15, 2011.

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