the plumb is proud to present two short film screenings available to view any time between December 4th, 2020 and January 4th, 2021.
Virtual tickets are $10 for each program, or $7 for students / under-employed.
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All money raised will be contributed to operating costs for
the plumb is grateful to the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) for sponsoring these virtual screenings.
Yen-Chao Lin, The Spirit Keepers of Makuta’ay (2018). Video still. Image courtesy of the artist.
The video works of Alvin Luong and Maximilian Suillerot are more intimate than you will ever be ready for, and especially after being isolated all these months. If you are ready to laugh and feel the warmth of a friend like you did pre-pandemic you don’t want to miss these videos. They are full of passion, tension and relief. There is an urgency in the work (even emergency) to give you maximum sweetness — a blessing of Sparkling Nectar after consuming a head of garlic for dinner. There is also a magical orgy scene that will change your life, and a powerful singing voice that can possess your inner child to come out and play.
Sparkling Nectar is organized by Amanda Boulos and is presented as part of plumbraiser, a fundraiser for the plumb.
Films recommended for audiences 18+
Deep Water features works by Yen-Chao Lin (Montreal), Fraser McCallum (Toronto), Erin Siddall (Vancouver), Miguel Angel Ríos (New York/Oaxaca), Julie René de Cotret and JuJe Collective (Guelph), and Virginia Lee Montgomery (New York/Houston). Produced over the span of the last decade, these short videos and film works make use of natural elements—water, air, fire, minerals, etc.—to circle around issues such as the exploitation of environmental resources, colonial tendencies encroaching on sacred spaces and rituals, pilgrimages to locales that bear remnant traces of activism and protest, the fraught period that we call modernity, and metaphysical ways of summoning hope for the future. Blending documentary, experimental film, performance documentation, archival research, site visits, and semi-fantastic folk retellings, the works included in Deep Water are linked by a common surreal or dreamlike atmosphere, perhaps suggesting a permeability between the exterior world and psychic topographies.
Deep Water is organized by Laura Demers and is presented as part of plumbraiser, a fundraiser for the plumb.
Alvin Luong, Turbo (2018). Video Still. Image courtesy the artist.