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Moments of Perception

Experimental Film in Canada

Experimental film is political in its very existence, critical of the status quo by definition. In Canada, some of the country’s best-known artists took up the moving image as a form of artistic expression, allowing them to explore explicitly political themes. Mike Hoolboom’s exposure of the horror of AIDS, Josephine Massarella’s concern for the environment, and Joyce Wieland’s satiric look at US patriotism are just a few examples of work that contributed to social movements and provided a means to explore issues of race and gender and 2SLGBTQ+ and Indigenous identities.

Join the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and Goose Lane Editions for the virtual launch of Moments of Perception: a landmark book offering a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving history of Canada’s experimental film and moving image media arts.

Featuring a video presentation and in-depth discussion with the authors Stephen Broomer and Michael Zryd, as well as a conversation between editors Barbara Sternberg, Jim Shedden, and special guest Brett Kashmere of Canyon Cinema. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Banner for the digital launch of Moments of Perception.

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A comprehensive, entertaining, highly illustrated history of experimental film by the most knowledgeable filmmakers, researchers, and film programmers in the country. Click here to order your copy of Moments of Perception. See you at the launch!

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