Leslie Supnet – Screening + Q & A

Leslie Supnet / A Quiet Light / Screening + Q & A

Friday March 27, 2015 / 7-9 PM / $5 or PWYC

VibraFusionLab / 355 Clarence Street / London ON

LOMAA is pleased to host Leslie Supnet as the eighth participant in its Visiting Artist Program. During her stay Supnet, an emerging Winnipeg-born and Toronto-based animator and filmmaker, will be presenting A Quiet Light. With recent works that span a variety of approaches to the moving image, this will be her first solo screening in London ON. Leslie Supnet will additionally facilitate a workshop on Paper-cut out animation.

A Quiet Light looks at the moving image practice of Leslie Supnet, with works that range from character-based narratives, abstract animation to found footage. By blending her deeply personal visions with delicate humour, her animated and experimental work seeks to find levity in a world teeming with chaos and darkness.

“Leslie Supnet, on the other hand, has no interest in attacking the moving image, preferring instead to ignore its advancement. While others may be attracted to modern innovations, she chooses to go back to the protocinematic roots of the moving image, creating vibrant new works using allegedly outdated methods: her hand-drawn animations, with hints of Soviet and Eastern European cartoons, her cardboard cut-out works and her Muybridge-influenced photographic experiments seem to transcend the medium. Her work was once described as “childish with a thanatotic twist” by a stunned critic. By refusing to give into the prevalence of new media, she has managed to locate and perfect a space for herself in the world of forgotten methods and techniques.”
– Shahbaz Khayambashi + Mark Barber

A Quiet Light

Second Sun | 03:04 | Animation, Experimental | Super 8 | Colour | Sound | Nov 2014
You Are Here | 2:47 | Animation | HD | Colour | Sound | July 2012
How to Care for Introverts | 1:48 | Animation | DV | Colour | Sound | April 2010
Fair Trade | 4:31 | Animation | DV | Colour | Sound | Aug 2009
Allan Gardens | 5:55 | Experimental | DV | Colour | Sound | Jan 2014
Last Light Breaking | 7:51 | Experimental | 16mm, HD | B+W, Colour | Sound | July 2013
Auroratone Commission | 3:12 | Experimental | DV | Colour | Sound | Sept 2012
A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste | 2:54 | Animation | HD | Colour | Sound | Sept 2012
spectroscopy | 2:40 | Experimental | Super 8 | Colour | Sound | Oct 2011
Weekend | 2:44 | Experimental | Super 8 | Colour | Sound | Oct 2012
First Sun | 02:26 | Animation, Experimental | 16mm transfer to HD | BW | Silent | Sept 2014
Wind + Snow | 4:46 | Experimental | DV | Colour | Sound | July 2011
Animated Heavy Metal Parking Lot, The | 1:40 | Animation | DV | Colour | Sound | Jan 2008
gains + losses | 3:25 | Animation | HD | Colour | Sound | Sept 2011
Sun Moon Stars Rain | 3:20 | Animation, Experimental | Super 8 | Colour | Sound | Oct 2009

Total Running Time : 56 minutes

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.


London Ontario Media Arts Association, established in 2012, 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. We help to support and program creative partnerships between filmmakers, photographers, sound artists, musicians, engineers, scientists amongst others. Our membership is open to the public to allow these types of partnerships to take shape and grow. We help to provide affordable solutions to creative ideas and projects through the sharing of information and resources. This is mainly accomplished through meetings and workshop events.

LOMAA’s Visiting Artist Program is made possible through generous funding from The Canada Council for the Arts.


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