Midi Onodera
Moving Image Artist

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. […]

Winnipeg Cinematheque May 6-9, 2015

Posted April 13, 2015

From May 6-9, 2015, the Winnipeg Cinematheque will host a national forum that uses the Winnipeg Film Group’s 40th anniversary as a starting point to explore how the landscape of Canadian cinema has developed over the past decades and how it is currently evolving. I will be participating in two panel discussions and a screening […]

New Movie Trailers –Portfolio 1979-1985 -1988-1992

Posted December 5, 2014

I am pleased to announce that we have created some new trailers for some films from 1979-1985 and 1988-1992. Check them out, under the heading “Portfolio”. REALITY ILLUSION (1979) 7 min. experimental narrative, Super 8 CONTEMPLATION (1979) 6 min. experimental narrative, Super 8 FOOD TRILOGY: (1981) What’s For Lunch Charley 4 min. experimental narrative, Super […]

TUFF: Starting Round 8 on September 5 – 15th

Posted September 2, 2014

TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival) is currently in their eight year.The one minute, silent video, You Were Drunk screens on all Toronto Subway station platforms on Sunday September 14th as part of the Lost and Found programme. Videos play every ten minutes. New this year, each day’s programme will run uninterrupted at the St. Andrew […]

Visual Essay in Jump Cut

Posted November 28, 2013

The most recent issue of the critical media journal, Jump Cut a Review of Contemporary Media, has published my visual and written essay, Movies in Miniature. In it I link to videos from the six, year-long series that I have been building upon since 2006 and elaborate upon the process, politics and theory that has […]

TUFF: Starting Round 7 on September 6 -16th

Posted August 30, 2013

  TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival) is currently in their seventh year, and every year my work has been represented. This year my film Grief Without Fantasy will be shown every 10 minutes in all subway platforms, premiering on September 6. Grief Without Fantasy has been added to the Unsolved Mysteries programme along with several other silent one-minute films. […]

Under New Management: Video Store

Posted August 2, 2013

Independent curators, Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee have conceived an interesting project that comments on the retail environment and how it connects to the local community. “Under New Management: Video Store” exhibition takes the form of a video rental store that carries artists’ videos. Rather than employing conventional retail methods, “customers” to this unique gallery […]