Midi Onodera


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 […]

TUFF: Watch and Vote September 9 -18

Once again I am pleased to announce that one of my vidoodles will be screened in the TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival) running from September 9 – 18, 2011. The public film festival that reaches 1.3 million daily commuters on the ONESTOP TTC subway platform screens. If you find yourself waiting for the subway, keep […]


As part of the Diana World Tour project, I was asked to re-vision the shell of the Lomographic F+ Diana camera. Recently a similar event was held in Italy with some humorous and inspired designs. Mine was a bit more straightforward and is accompanied by a modified Diana book. The design is called “Hindsight”. The […]

Celebration & DVD Launch at Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall

THIRTY YEARS: THE MOVING IMAGE ART OF MIDI ONODERA A Celebration & DVD Launch at Jackman Hall, AGO Friday, July 15 – 7 pm Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON Free admission From her earliest Super-8 films to her most recent “Vidoodles”, Midi Onodera’s work continually challenges societal, technological, […]

A Movie A Day to be (re)tweeted, part of Spatial Poetics X, Powell Street Festival Society

Congratulations to Powell Street Festival Society and Spatial Poetics on their 10th anniversary! Celebrating its tenth year, Spatial Poetics celebrates collaboration and innovation in the use of text, visuals, music, and performance. This edition of Spatial Poetics is curated by event co-founders Cindy Mochizuki and Miko Hoffman and also serves as the launch of the […]

Toronto to Japan: Hope Blossoms!

TORONTO TO JAPAN: HOPE BLOSSOMS THURSDAY, APRIL 21 Hosted by Nobu and Mio Adilman  TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX Preshow Silent Auction begins 6:30 pm Showtime 7:30 pm tickets: $40 ($20 for students with ID) By phone: TIFF Box Office 416-599-TIFF In person: TIFF Box Office 363 King Street West TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE STARTING APRIL […]