Midi Onodera


Grief Without Fantasy featured on Open Book: Toronto

My short video Grief Without Fantasy, based on Ronna Bloom’s poem from the book Cloudy with a Fire in The Basement, is featured on OpenBookToronto.com, a hub for Toronto’s vibrant literary scene, as Video of the Week. Check out the post on Open Book: Toronto, as well as two other videos, On Holiday and Use […]

Artist Talk at the University of Toronto Scarborough

I’m pleased to be presenting at the University of Toronto Scarborough as the first speaker of the new series of artist talks, “Exploring Interdisciplinarity and Cultural Pluralism in Media Arts”, presented by Cultural Pluralism in the Arts and the Department of Arts, Culture and Media. “Featuring a screening of a variety of video projects produced […]

30 x 30: One Night of Super 8 Films for Thirty Years of LIFT

Earlier this year my new film The Grand Design was screened at AGO Jackman Hall with other works commissioned by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). The program 30 x 30 will be screening at the Theatre and Centre Gallery at Museum London, Ontario, on October 18th, 2012. “In celebration of three decades […]

TUFF: Watch and Vote September 7 -17

I am pleased to announce that one of my vidoodles, “a day in the life…”, will be screened in this year’s Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) running from September 7 – 17 as part of the official selections. Together with other silent, urban-themed shorts, “a day in the life…” will be broadcasted every 10 minutes […]

The Displaced View and other screenings, presented by AGYU, FAG, The Power Plant, and Cinenova

For the month of February, FAG (the Feminist Art Gallery) is joining forces with the AGYU and the Power Plant to present: Cinenova: All Hands on the Archive. All Hands on the Archive develops a dialogue between the work in the Cinenova collection and Toronto’s long-rooted feminist and queer histories as a means to access, […]

30 x 30: Newly Commissioned Works Screen at AGO Jackman Hall

“In celebration of three decades of filmmaking the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has commissioned thirty Canadian film veterans and emerging voices to make new works originating on or in the spirit of Super 8mm film.” – LIFT My new film The Grand Design will be screening on night 2 of the celebrations: […]

Midi Onodera in conversation with Alison Loader

In conversation with Alison Loader, Midi Onodera discusses her inspiration for the table in her Vidoodles: Intimate Cinema exhibition, her bi-monthly Vidoodles series, toy cameras, and speaks on the importance of boundaries to an artistic practice. She also touches on her artistic process, what she’s learned from working on the Vidoodles series, miniature cinema, and […]

Midi Onodera’s Vidoodles Exhibition Receives Accolades

Imaginations, an Alberta-based international publication focusing on cross-cultural image studies, recently published a shining review of Midi Onodera’s Vidoodles exhibition, currently up at the Concordia Media Gallery in Montreal. Alison Reiko Loader writes: [What makes Onodera’s Vidoodles special is that] they are not simply glimpses into her or another’s subjective points of view, but rather […]

I have no memory of my direction: Special Screening at Ed Video

On September 30 at 7pm there will be a special screening of I have no memory of my direction in Guelph, Ontario. The screening and artist talk takes place at Ed Video, located at 40 Baker Street, (519) 836-9811. http://www.edvideo.org/events/gallery-events/midi-onodera The evening is hosted by Guelph-based video artist Nicholas Loess. In part, I have no […]

Vidoodles: Intimate Cinema at Concordia University

Opens Thursday, September 15, 2011 A public reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm I am excited to invite you to my upcoming exhibition at Concordia University, which will feature two media works. Tabletop Viewables (2011) is a brand new multi-screen miniature cinema installation. My 2009 project, Movie of the Week will also […]