Midi Onodera
Moving Image Artist

Midi has released 4 compilation DVDs of her work. Read about them below and purchase them through Art Metropole.

Special Offer
Purchase the full set at a special rate and receive a bonus DVD of Alphagirls.
Also for purchase are: Alphagirls, I Have No Memory of My Direction and Tributaries: Reflections of Aiko Suzuki.

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ONE

This DVD presents a selection of early work (1981-1985) and includes Onodera’s notorious film, “Ten Cents a Dance (Parallax)” which created a storm of controversy on the lesbian and gay film festival circuit. These eight short films tackle a range of challenging subjects, showcasing Onodera’s interest in storytelling and experimental technique, and providing insights into […]

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TWO

This DVD collection features mid-career film and television work. After her impressive debut in the early 1980s, Onodera’s films continued to grow in sophistication and critical acclaim, earning accolades for their aesthetic complexity and their take on difficult political and personal issues. Focusing on selected works from 1988 to 1990, this DVD volume includes Onodera’s […]

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THREE

This DVD collection contains selected work produced from 1995 to 2002, including Onodera’s award-winning film “the basement girl,” and the feature “Skin Deep.” The short films in this DVD volume are adventurous explorations of multiple film and video formats – from 16 mm and super 8 film, to analogue and digital toy cameras.The films are […]

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365 Movie a Day

In 2008, Onodera created a short video every day for the year and posted them on the website. These daily movies are diminutive slices of life in short film, sometimes funny, sometimes unsettling, always thought provoking. Running between 30 and 60 seconds, they were shot with a variety of toy cameras and digital video formats […]

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Tributaries: Reflections of Aiko Suzuki

Aiko Suzuki was a remarkable visual artist who worked in a wide range of mediums. Tributaries: Reflections of Aiko Suzuki plays tribute to Suzuki’s life and work. Writer Joy Kogawa, new music composer Ann Southam and visual artist Grace Channer collaborated with Onodera to create three videos inspired by Suzuki herself. Includes: Three Artist Projects […]

I have no memory of my direction

Now you can purchase Onodera’s feature-length, experimental, narrative video. “I have no memory of my direction” (Canada 77 min. 2005) fuses a contemporary North American experience with a fragmented image of Japan as it follows the account of a Canadian-born Japanese woman. Ostensibly searching for an emotional connection with her aging father, the woman contemplates […]

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alphagirls

alphagirls is a collection of cyberperformances by three internationally acclaimed Canadian performance artists: Kinga Araya, Louise Liliefeldt and Tanya Mars that explores non-linear, interactive narrative structure within the realm of recorded performance. The interactive DVD features three individual works that can be viewed through a multiplicity of avenues with the use of your DVD remote […]