@ CLUB SAW
67 NICHOLAS STREET
Fri./ven. Feb. 28 fev., 19:30
EROTICISM AND ACTIVISM: THE MOVING IMAGES OF KIKA THORNE
“The work of Kika Thorne follows a trajectory from the private to the public. Each of her films carries a diary address and arises from personal encounters, or as Kika describes it, — just hanging out. These casual, low-tech documents of the underclass come armed with a barbed politic, whether in the sexy feminism of her early work or the address to urban homelessness in her more recent efforts.” Mike Hoolboom Inside The Pleasure Dome: Fringe Film In Canada (2nd edition, 2001). The CFI is pleased to welcome Toronto based media artist Kika Thorne to the intimate and interactive Cafe Ex.
The programme, curated by Mike Hoolboom, includes: YOU=ARCHITECTURAL (1991, 11 min.), WHATEVER (1994, 21 min.), YEAR BOOK (1997, 3 min.), KATHY ACKER IN SCHOOL (1997, 8 min.), MATTRESS CITY (1998, 8 min. co-directed by Adrian Blackwell), WORK (1999, 11 min.), OCTOBER 25th + 26th, 1996 (1996, 8 min. Project by the October Group). .
Kika Thorne will attend the screening to introduce and discuss her work.
Presented in collaboration with SAW Video Co-op and SAW Gallery.Café Ex features Canada’s most acclaimed experimental image makers in the ‘intimate and interactive’ environment of Club SAW.
Since its creation in 1999, Café Ex has hosted such filmmakers as Garine Torossian, Wrik Mead, John Kneller, Su Rynard, Phil Hoffman,