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

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

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 […]

An interview with Rick Novak & D. A. McDowell from the Sidewalk Skipper Band

Around 1984, I was working at an artist-run center for experimental film in Toronto. I was the equipment coordinator and maintained the equipment and oversaw bookings for our limited editing facilities. We had a large pile of film stock that we used for editing fill and I found myself sorting through the footage and hoarding […]

Visual Essay in Jump Cut

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

  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

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 […]

Funnel History

My eminent colleague, filmmaker, Mike Hoolboom has been hard at work interviewing some past members of the Funnel. The Funnel was an artist-run centre in Toronto that I worked, slept and screened films at back in the 1980s. Ah so long ago. He has posted an excerpt (link) of his interview with me from Practice […]

The Korsakow System: Database Filmmaking for the Web at HASTAC

HASTAC 2013 will bring together 5 keynote speakers, 150 refereed papers, panels and demos, a maker space, curated digital performances and over 200 attendees including established and emerging scholars, artists and authors, tech entrepreneurs and teachers, to explore alternative modes of creating, innovating, and critiquing that better address the interconnected, diverse, interactive global nature of […]

Skin Deep featured in “Explosion in the Movie Machine”

Images Festivalin Toronto is launching “Explosion in the Movie Machine”, a new anthology (Co-published by Images + LIFT, edited by Chris Gehman) of contemporary reflections, critical texts, historical documents and visual documentation that examine the depth, brilliance and contradictions of Toronto’s media arts ecology and history. Included in the book is an essay by Jonathan […]

Toy Camera & Mobile Movies workshop at Charles Street Video

I am excited to be teaching a one-day workshop on toy cameras and mobile movies at Charles Street Video (CSV) on March 3rd Sunday. We will review the aesthetics and possibilities of small format videos, different shooting and editing techniques, and shoot footage that will be edited and completed in this one-day workshop. “Toy cameras […]