Canada

An intimate film made in collaboration with Parnell’s family, Cabbage looks at the complexities of bodily autonomy within an ableist paradigm. Taking place in the months leading up to an international move from Canada back home to Ireland – a country they had to leave a decade prior due to severe cuts in disability services – the film focuses on her brother’s writings using eye tracking technology and her mother’s memories to explore how we shape a sense of self under the pervasive weight of unspoken assumptions and fixed definitions that get placed onto bodies. Dissecting layers of language, agency and power, the film is a subtle examination of how a human life is measured and valued.

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28 mins

Made between three locations, artist and filmmaker Sharlene Bamboat’s latest work is assembled through a call and response exchange of sound, text and image. Interested in the framework of voice, vibration, time, sound and language that quantum physics explores, Bamboat’s new film emerges from an exchange of theoretical entanglements but is practiced and rendered through bodily ones.

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67 mins

The artist is inspired the day after seeing Nathaniel Dorsky’s Arboretum Cycle to make a video engaging with the natural, botanical world. Thinking, as usual, of the difference between poetry and philosophy. —Steve Reinke

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2 mins

The Composition Kids was originally exhibited on a loop and projected onto a suspended hand sewn tent sculpture. Shot on 16mm in Sicily, this cycle of kinetic assemblages are accompanied by a soundtrack comprised of improvised sounds recorded on location and later in Vancouver.

Co-directed with Pietro Sammarco

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9 mins

How will music measure time if time is stretched like a rubber band? Irregular Time Signatures are ways of describing an uneven beat. The arrhythmic pulse of this film is both music lesson, math puzzle and spot the difference game.

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3 mins

Every clock has a partially obscured view, and is stuck at a particular hour, with the second hand stalled yet still ticking. ‘Alive’ yet paralyzed in their moment, performing a durational yet non-progressive trick precariously and nervously. —Jesse Birch

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20 mins

Comprised of footage taken from a guerrilla rooftop sculpture garden over one season in Vancouver. Plants swarm with aphids, tomatoes rot on the vine, sculptures come alive and vegetation turns apathetic.

Co-directed with Derya Akay

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12 mins

A miniature wrecking ball and accompanying mini brick wall to be destroyed; an incomplete puzzle of the Parthenon; homemade fake latex vomit containing plastic novelties, pieces of candy, knick knacks and detritus from the artist’s studio; pennants made from packets and designer ziplock bags; and a mesh veil adorned with chewing gums. —Western Front

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4 mins

‘Background actors’ silently inhabit the roles of pedestrians or passersby. Like an exercise in walking meditation, the pedestrians trace a path that is unstable, full of distractions, thoughts and emotions, crises of identity, anxiety and restlessness. —Julia Feyrer

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4 mins