Bent Light Collective
Saturday August 6 / 7-10 pm / FREE
Satellite Project Space – 121 Dundas Street
LOMAA’s Visiting Artist Program is pleased to welcome Winnipeg’s Bent Light Collective to London ON. In collaboration with Satellite Project Space, Bent Light will be hosting an exciting evening of events. Beginning with an artist talk including members Doreen Girard and Leslie Supnet, the evening will transition to an expanded cinema performance by Girard and finish with a screening of works by members of the collective. In addition, Bent Light will also be showing recent documentation of Andrew Milne’s Recent Post-Cinematic Projects:The Museum of Imagination. Each event will be separated by a short intermission, so come for one or all!
This event is presented in partnership with Satellite Project Space.
Artist Talk with Doreen Girard and Leslie Supnet – 7pm
Expanded Cinema Performance with Doreen Girard – 8:15pm
Screening with Bent Light Collective– 8:45pm
Documentation of Andrew Milne’s work will be ongoing during the evening.
Expanded Cinema Performance:
Doreen Girard – Moonflower and Other Witchweeds
Compiled materials and images including flora, semi-opaque materials and illustrations are manipulated and added to within a live setting and knit together with multi-directional light sources. Score by Winnipeg experimental voice artist, Rosa Reaper.
Bent Light Collective Selected Works
Leslie Supnet – Second Sun (3 mins)
Leslie Supnet – First Sun (3 mins)
Mike Maryniuk – Tattoo Step (1 min)
Mike Maryniuk – Asleep at the Wheel (3 mins)
Mike Maryniuk – No Cultural Value (19 mins)
Heidi Philips – Thunderbold (4 mins)
Heidi Philips – Revival (8 mins)
Heidi Philips – Discovering Compositions in Art (2 mins)
Andrew Milne – Recent Post-Cinematic Projects, The Museum of Imagination
In August of 2012, the Bent Light Collective was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Collective was formed with the intention of sharing resources, ideas, and research while showcasing expanded cinema and experimental film. Bringing together five inventor-filmmakers the collective’s vision is to illuminate forgotten futures and technological mythologies from the broken machinery of an unrealized cinema, while supporting the creation and exhibition of work by film artists through physically driven techniques. (Contact Printing, Direct Animation, Inventing, Building and Re-purposing Projectors and Cameras, Optical Printing, Pinhole, Slit-Scan, Bathtub Film making – to name a few.) The founding members of the collective are Mike Maryniuk, Heidi Phillips, Leslie Supnet, Doreen Girard and Andrew John Milne.
Doreen Girard is a visual artist and musician living in Winnipeg, MB. She uses handbuilt and repurposed slide and animation reel projectors, which are operated live, producing mutable images that are often guided and accompanied by a soundtrack of dirgeful music. Her interests include thrift stores, Ukrainian folk choirs, 80s thrash, funereal doom and black metal, the physics of light and the early history of cinematography. She has performed her films at various festivals, such as the Plastic Paper Festival, WNDX, Suoni Per Il Popolo and Film Pop.
Leslie Supnet is a Toronto-based moving image artist, originally from Winnipeg, MB. Supnet utilizes animation, found images + sound, lo-fi and experimental practices to create documents of her personal vision. She is currently pursuing her MFA at York University, and teaches animation workshops with various artist-run centres. Her work has screened at microcinemas, galleries and film festivals such as Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Images Festival, Antimatter, Melbourne International Animation Festival and various others.
Andrew John Milne is an Interdiciplinary Artist working in the Media Arts, Film and Video, Photography and Performance. He is based out of Winnipeg Manitoba although can increasingly be found traveling throughout Canada in the Museum of New Ideas. He has a background in contemporary dance, photography and film as well as mechanical, electrical and computer design. Andrew creates Post-Cinematic Mechanisms which interrogate the technologies of seeing. In this work he approaches emergent media processes with obsolesced technique creating mechanical ruins, decaying monuments that realize future utopias, dragging them backwards toward obsolescence, futility and critique.
Andrew is the founder of the Museum of New Ideas, a mobile media art exhibition and studio space, and is a founding member of Bent Light a post-cinema film collective.
Satellite Project Space is a partnership between four London, Ontario, arts institutions: bealarts, Fanshawe College, Museum London, and Western University
LOMAA is an emerging, enthusiastic and devoted non-profit artist-run collective that fosters collaboration, investigation and innovation by tapping into the talent and serving the needs of media artists in the London region.
LOMAA would like to thank Canada Council for the Arts for their continued support of the Visiting Artist Program.