Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Sunday, November 17
Around the World in a Day: Experimental Cinema Now

About the Event

Around the World in a Day is a collection of short experimental films. Curator Michael Sicinski and filmmaker Ja’tovia Gary will be in attendance.

Austrian Pavilion

Directed by Philipp Fleischmann

Austria, 2019, 2 minutes

Structuralist Philipp Fleischmann continues his architectural examinations of exhibition sites, using specially constructed cameras to capture the interior and exterior of his country’s national arts pavilion at the Venice Biennale.


Directed by Michael Snow

Canada, 2019, 11 minutes

Cityscape elaborates on the methods Snow used in the making of his ground-breaking 360-degree film La Région Centrale (1971). Taking the advice of his long-time friend, Graeme Ferguson, to produce it as an Imax film, Snow orchestrates new patterns of movement that exchanges the focus on landscape in La Région Centrale with the cityscape of Toronto.


Directed by Simon Liu

United Kingdom, 2019, 13 minutes

A film sixteen thousand splices in the making. E-Ticket is a frantic (re)cataloguing of a personal archive and an opportunity for rebirth to forgotten images.


Directed by Sky Hopinka

United States, 2019, 10 minutes

Images of friends and landscapes are cut, fragmented, and reassembled on an overhead projector as hands guide their shape and construction in this film stemming from Hollis Frampton’s “Nostalgia”.

Low Tide

Directed by Eva Kolcze

Canada, 2019, 4 minutes

The Toronto islands are subject to flooding and erosion. The ebbs and flows of Lake Ontario / Lake Iroquois have created the islands and will one day take them away. The shoreline is natural and artificial, built up with concrete sidewalk ruins but always just an ever-shifting sandbar.

The Giverny Document

Directed by Ja’tovia Gary

United States, 2019, 41 minutes

Filmed on location in Harlem, USA and in Claude Monet’s historic gardens in Giverny, France, The Giverny Document is a multi-textured cinematic poem that meditates on the safety and bodily autonomy of Black women. Gary unleashes an arsenal of techniques and materials including direct animation on archival 16mm film, woman on the street interviews, and montage editing techniques to explore the creative virtuosity of Black femme performance figures while interrogating the histories of those bodies as spaces of forced labor and commodified production.

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Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)


Rice Media Center
Cinema Auditorium #100