Wed, Dec 14|
Roxy Theatre, Screening Room
Modern Fuel's Archival Film Screening
Join us for a curated selection of art films from Modern Fuel's history! The film screening will take place at the Roxy Theatre in the Screening Room. Free to attend. Donations are welcome.
Time & Location
Dec 14, 2022, 8:30 p.m.
Roxy Theatre, Screening Room, 120 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 5M6, Canada
About the Event
Join us for a curated selection of art films from Modern Fuel's history!
This selection of short works brings together multiple voices and different artistic formats addressing issues that were and still are central to Canadian society. These works were all presented by KAAI/Modern Fuel in the past through its Artwaves television program in 1989 and during the Other Pictures film festival in March 1993, organized with the Global Community Centre and the Kingston Public Library. Indigenous and women rights, the reality and challenges faced by Black and Asian Canadian women, urbanization and architecture are some of the topics present in the five videos produced between 1986 and 2022 including a variety of genres such as documentary, video art, performance art and artist interview.
Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child (1986), by Alanis Obomsawin, Canada, 29 minutes
Passages from a diary frame Obomsawin’s indictment of a system that drove young Richard Cardinal to take his own life. Originally presented at the Other Pictures screening show (Modern Fuel / Kingston Public Library, 1993).
Sally’s Beauty Spot (1990), by Helen Lee, Canada, 12 minutes
A multi-layered interrogation of “exoticism”, “otherness”, and Asian female identity, Homi Bhabha, The World of Susy Wong, jump-cuts, and grain. Originally presented at the Other Pictures screening show (Modern Fuel / Kingston Public Library, 1993).
anon, Anon (1987), by Robin Len, Canada, 7 minutes
Without a name, at another time... In the city of pathways, exists a language of motion, a discussion of destination, a dialogue of direction. Within the play of gestures and glances occurs a displacement of identity. The traffic speaks of a relationship between the group of faceless names and the group of nameless faces. Originally presented at Artwaves, a television program dedicated to the contemporary arts, created by Modern Fuel in 1989.
In ten sity (1978), a video performance by Paul Wong, Canada, 25 minutes
Originally presented at KAAI/Modern Fuel in 1982
Interviewing Winsom (1990/2022), by Kingston Artist Association Inc., 1990 and Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre/ Mehvish Rather, 2022
We can't wait to see you there!
This film screening is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.
Archival Film ScreeningPay what you want+Service fee