Midi Onodera
Moving Image Artist

Lonely Videos on AkimboTV

Posted March 3, 2017

My 2017 series, Lonely Videos is being featured on AkimboTV’s Projects Channel. For the third consecutive year, AkimboTV is showcasing my annual Vidoodles series. This year the project is focused on “Lonely Videos” – YouTube videos with a low viewer count. Each month,I’ll find and re-make a video or videos with fewer than 20 views […]

CFMDC + AGO Present Toronto Films from 1971-1989

Posted February 15, 2017

To compliment Wanda Nanibush’s exhibition Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries (1971-1989), the CFMDC has programmed some films that reflect Toronto during this period. My 1981 film, The Bird That Chirped on Bathurst will be screened along with gems from that era. The first program will be on March 12th at Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery […]

Upcoming Screening of The Displaced View

Posted February 15, 2017

I’m looking forward to introducing and seeing my film The Displaced View which was produced in 1988. The Displaced View traces a personal search for identity and pride, within the unique and suppressed history of the Japanese in Canada. Through an examination of the emotional and cultural links between the women of one family, the […]

Arts Intersection Meetup

Posted January 1, 2017

I am excited to announce that I will be presenting at an Arts Intersection Meetup with Jeremy Bailey on January 17th from 6:30pm-9:30pm. These Meetups are designed to celebrate and connect artists, innovators, gamers, and technologists who are experimenting with the moving image in the digital age. More information about fellow guest presenter Jeremy Bailey […]

Reel Asian 20th Anniversary Video

Posted November 1, 2016

Lesley Loksi Chan and I made a short video to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reel Asian International Film Festival. I’m pleased to announce that the video will be preceding a screening of Ann Marie Fleming’s feature, Window Horses on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2. You […]

TUFF September 10 – 18

Posted September 10, 2016

It’s fall again and that means it’s time for the Toronto Urban Film Festival, this year celebrating its 10th anniversary. Once again I am honoured by having one of my short videos in this year’s subway festival. humble beginnings 2 will be screened as part of the TUFF TEN program which will be showcased on […]

Under New Management: Video Store Alternative Payment

Posted April 8, 2016

Since 2013, DVDs of my work have been included in an innovative project by independent curators Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee. ‘Under New Management: Video Store’ is an exhibition that takes the form of a video rental store that carries artists’ video and trades in alternative currency. ‘Customers’ can pay however they wish, be it […]

Annual Report on AkimboTV

Posted November 4, 2015

AkimboTV has just launched their new Projects channel. I am excited to announce that my 2015 series Annual Report is the first to be featured on the channel. AkimboTV’s Projects channel presents specially selected artworks by artists who use video, 3D rendering, GIFs, video games, animation, film remix, webcam and other media in their works.

TUFF 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted September 22, 2015

At the recent awards gala for the Toronto Urban Film Festival, I was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes my contribution to TUFF over the years. Since the Festival’s inception in 2007, I have had fifteen videos showcased in the Toronto Transit System. Thank you TUFF and here’s wishing you another nine […]

TUFF: Round Nine from September 12-20th

Posted September 11, 2015

TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival) is North America’s largest commuter festival, now in its ninth year. The one minute, silent video, home movie 2 screens on all Toronto Subway station platforms on Sunday September 13th as part of the Move It Or Lose It programme. Videos play every five minutes on all station platform screens. […]