Lost Secrets of the Royal
A SPACE GALLERY Opening Reception: Sat Nov 12th, 5 - 7pm
BLACKWOOD GALLERY Opening Reception: Wed Nov 9th, 5 - 9pm
The Lost Secrets of the Royal project is a commissioning initiative of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival working with four new installations by Cindy Mochizuki, Daïchi Saïto, soJin Chun and Louise Noguchi. The discussions leading to this project originate with Colin Geddes’ donation of an archive of incomplete and decaying 35mm Hong Kong films salvaged from the basement of what is now Toronto’s Royal Cinema. The only stipulation for Geddes’ donation of this trove of orphaned reels was that they became the source for remaking, transforming and plundering into new works.
The collection includes period dramas, comedies, martial arts, and pink films. All the prints in the collection are incomplete and in various stages of decay and discolouration. Artists were invited to produce new works that could challenge the source material and break with overtly didactic collage-based composition. Emerging from this are four projects by contemporary Asian-Canadian artists that challenge cinematic narrative, locational identity, movement, and technologies.
Presented with the support of a Media Arts Commissioning grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
A Space Gallery
Installations by soJin Chun and Louise Noguchi
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 110
(416) 979-9633, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Tue to Fri 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat 12 – 5 PM
Artist Talk at A Space Gallery: Sat Nov 12th, 3 – 4 PM
Opening Reception at A Space Gallery: Sat Nov 12th, 5 – 7 pm
Installations by Daïchi Saïto and Cindy Mochizuki
Kaneff Center, University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
(905) 828-3789, blackwood.gallery@utoronto
Hours: Mon to Fri 12 – 5 PM, Wed 12 – 9 PM, Sat- Sun 12 – 3 PM
Opening Reception at Blackwood Gallery: Wed Nov 9, 5 – 9 PM
FREE Transportation to Blackwood Gallery for the Opening reception: Wed Nov 9, 6:30 PM
Bus departs OCADU, 100 McCaul St at 6:30 PM. Bus departs Blackwood Gallery at 8:30 PM