Exposed: three films by John Price
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts is proud to partner with the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers to present a selection of films by John Price as part of the $100 Film Festival.
Join our reception celebrating GAMA and the $100 Film Festival on March 10, 2012:
#100, 1011 – 1st Street SW
gun/play (2006) | 0:08:45 | sound
After shooting a strange episode that occurred spontaneously on a secluded beach, I realized that there were two other rolls shot years earlier that might work as a triptych. A subconscious reaction to the escalating gun violence in the city.
sea series #7 (2010) | 0:03:39 | silent
Watching a ferry disappear into the horizon on a frigid winter day.
sea series #10 (2011) | 0:10:00 | silent
According to a group of Christian fundamentalists in the US, on May 21, 2011 Jesus would return to earth and the hand of God would reach down and gather his ‘chosen ones’ up to heaven. The rest of us were supposed to perish in an apocalypse of fire and flooding. I thought that the beach might be a good spot to witness the spectacle. Shot in an afternoon at the Pickering nuclear generating station outside of Toronto and processed in part with water derived from the lake, the film was inspired (or provoked) by reports of what had happened across the sea.
Artist Biography: John Price
John Price is an independent filmmaker who has produced experimental documentaries, dance and diary films since 1986. His love of analog photography led naturally to extensive alchemical experimentation with a wide range of motion picture film emulsions and camera formats. Engagement with these modes of creation connected the way an images texture communicates subtext and is a key feature of his work and the work he shoots for others.www.filmdiary.org
Curator Biography: Melanie Wilmink
Melanie Wilmink is the Programming Coordinator for the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and $100 Film Festival. She received a BFA from the University of Calgary and has worked with various arts groups in a variety of mediums over the past few years, with a specific, addictive, leaning towards handmade analogue formats like film,photography and printmaking.
Location: On EPCOR CENTRE’s three video monitors:
+15 near CKUA; second level of Jack Singer Concert Hall west end
West end of Jack Singer Concert Hall main floor foyer
Near Baraka Café and the stained glass window
The Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) is an initiative to provide support and ongoing prominent screening space for Alberta media artists and curators. A special thank you to the following organizations for their support: Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society and Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers.
CSIF & the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of:
the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society
Calgary Arts Development
the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Canada Council for the Arts
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society