THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES, Summer Program 2018
Friday June 29, 9PM
No. 1 : Experimental Shorts
"The task of cinema or any other art form is not to translate hidden messages of the unconscious soul into art but to experiment with the effects contemporary technical devices have on nerves, minds, or souls."
– Maya Deren
The first in a series of monthly open air film + music nights featuring avant garde and experimental works by celebrated international directors, surprising local shorts from the archives and live sound from local musicians and DJs ...
Featuring films by:
This event is curated by Aimée van Drimmelen, Jameel Mulani, and Emma Holland. Thanks to MediaNet and CineVic for their support.
Jameel Mulani & Emma Holland are interdisciplinary artists collaboratively focused upon experimental photography, self-publishing, and film. Their approach comes from a foundation in architectural studies, and an interest in the spatial nature of media as environments. Explorations into video include installations and interventions, along with experimental films and music videos.
Their zines and artist books have been exhibited at Zines of the World, Doomed Gallery, London, UK; and Photoblock, as part of the East London photography festival, Photomonth. Their self-published books have appeared at independent book fairs in Canada, U.S., and UK, and are disseminated by Art Metropole, Toronto, Printed Matter, NY, and The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK. Emma Holland and Jameel Mulani currently live and work on Vancouver Island, Canada. http://newgeometrics.com
Aimée van Drimmelen is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the rhythms of nature internally and externally over a variety of media including 2D paintings on drumskins, film/video/animation, and sound. She was co-curator of Montreal's Reel Dames film festival, and selected for the NFB Hothouse animation mentorship program in 2011. Since then her animated shorts and music videos have screened at numerous festivals including Fantasia and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and won an AI-AP Motion Arts Award. She is currently based on Vancouver Island. http://avd-art.com