Square Pegs Four

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, in association with Downtown Kingston, is excited to present Square Pegs 4, our fourth annual free screening of video art in Kingston’s Market Square. The program showcases the short experimental works of eleven talented Canadian video artists and filmmakers, including Kingston’s Maayke Schurer and Rebecca Anweiler. The screening will take place in the amphitheatre at Market Square, which is located at the southeast corner of King and Brock. The show will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 PM) on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011. The program will feature an eclectic and provocative array of artistic approaches and subject matter. Produced during Modern Fuel’s High Octane Video Production Residency that was held for the second time this summer, Rebecca Anweiler's video explores the temporary, fragmented nature of youth as her video is composed of a series of snapshots, capturing the pure yet fleeting moments of childhood. From Moffat, Ontario, Susan Detwiler brings “Dogswalkme,” a mystical maneuver through the woods using basic head-cam technology. Fallow fields, farm dumpsites and maple bush are some of the images that appear in this multi-perspective voyage that captures a unique interaction between artist, dog and landscape. The screening is approximately 60 minutes long, and aims to promote Canadian experimental film and video, as well as Modern Fuel’s New Media Workspace, an equipment and training resource for aspiring video artists in Kingston. This is a great opportunity to come out and support local and national video artists. Square Pegs 4 has been made possible as a result of the enthusiastic support of Downtown Kingston.

Video Program for Square Pegs 4:

Yi Xin Tong (Vancouver, BC) – Bridge (02:37) Penny McCann (Ottawa, ON) – Tourist of Memory (05:34) Pixie Cram (Ottawa, ON) – Bones (03:36) Audio Lodge (London, ON) – Backyard Ecology (8:21) Josh Hite (Vancouver, BC) – Mates, Extras, Trophies and Trespassers (14:53) Taien Ng-Chan (Montreal, QC) – City Transit (03:36) Susan Detwiler (Moffat, ON) – Dogswalkme (08:12) Maayke Schurer (Kingston, ON) – Undercover Artist (02:32) Mary Porter (Toronto, ON) – Jameson Ave. (03:06) Christine Negus (London, ON) – For, Like, Ever (10:03) plus High Octane Residency Artist Rebecca Anweiler (Kingston, ON). Image: Christine Negus, for, like ever (still), 2010.