REGIONAL ARTISTS PROGRAM: CURATED BY BRANDON WALLEY
Friday, November 10 at 6:00pm Films by: Nik Liguori / Julia Yezbick / dream hampton / Alana Bartol & Bryce Krynski / Michele Goulette / Adam Sekuler / Calla Moya / Derek Jenkins / Hadassah GreenSky / Ed Janzen
The Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W, Windsor
Pay What You Like
Friday, November 10 at 6:00pm
Films by: Nik Liguori / Julia Yezbick / dream hampton / Alana Bartol & Bryce Krynski / Michele Goulette / Adam Sekuler / Calla Moya / Derek Jenkins / Hadassah GreenSky / Ed Janzen
Swimmer, Nik Liguori, USA, digital, 4 min, 2023
A visual fantasia of synaptic processes and the reanimation of personal memory, set to a nautical soundscape first heard in a dream. “Go down to the sea …”
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © Nik Liguori.
About Nik Liguori
Nik Liguori is a writer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist working in collage and multimedia. His films have screened at venues including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, CROSSROADS, and Laterale Film Festival. His visual artwork has been exhibited at College for Creative Studies, Scarab Club, and other galleries, and has appeared in The Horizon Magazine and three volumes of Therapeutic Edgelands published by A.W.E. Society.
An Open Refusal (2022)
An Open Refusal, Julia Yezbick, USA, S8mm > digital, 11 min, 2022
A collision of an infinity of traces, and a refusal to contain them.
About Julia Yezbick
Julia Yezbick is a filmmaker, artist, and anthropologist. Her audio and video works have been exhibited at venues including Station Arts Space, Berlinale, Art Gallery of Ontario, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Harvard Film Archive, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and MOCAD. Founding editor of Sensate: A Journal for Experiments in Critical Media Practice; contributor to City & Society, Canadian Journal of Film Studies and other publications. Co-director (since 2102) of Mothlight Microcinema in Detroit. Knight Arts Award (2016); Kresge Fellow (2018).
Freshwater, dream hampton, USA, digital, 10 min, 2022
A disappearing Black city, flooded basements, and the fluid nature of memory.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © dream hampton.
About dream hampton
dream hampton is a filmmaker and writer. Her films include the Emmy-nominated Surviving R. Kelly series for Lifetime (2019), It’s A Hard Truth Ain’t It for HBO (2018), and Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop for Netflix (2023). Her work has screened at venues including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Sundance Film Festival, and BlackStar Film Festival. Co-author of Jay-Z’s memoir Decoded (2010) and frequent contributor to publications including Vibe, Essence, Harper’s Bazaar, The Village Voice, Detroit News, and Spin. Peabody Award (2019), Kresge Fellow (2014). Named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world (2019)
all roses sleep (inviolate light) (2022)
Alana Bartol and Bryce Krynski
all roses sleep (inviolate light), Alana Bartol and Bryce Krynski, Canada, digital, 14 min, 2022
An olfactory video that blends how bees and humans experience and use the land around us. Through the use of ultraviolet video, we see the prairie landscape from a bee’s point of view and with a scratch and sniff card we smell the prairie grasses and wildflowers.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © Alana Bartol and Bryce Krynski.
About Alana Bartol and Bryce Krynski
Alana Bartol and Bryce Krynski are moving image and interdisciplinary artists; all roses sleep (inviolate light) is their first collaborative film; screenings at venues including Images Festival and Wide Open Experimental Film Festival. Independently, Bartol’s previous work has screened at venues including Bogota Experimental Film Festival and Brussels Independent Film Festival and is in permanent collections of institutions including Art Gallery of Alberta. Krynski’s work is represented by Christine Klassen Gallery and has been exhibited at Stephen Bulger Gallery, Art Gallery of Calgary and other venues.
Safe Crash #9 (2022)
Safe Crash #9, Michele Goulette, Canada, digital, 2 min, 2022
Non-sequential visual layering and juxtaposition of all things circular, with a hint of safe / not safe. Audio by Brent Lee.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © Michele Goulette.
Michele Goulette works in film, printmaking, digital collage, and photography. Her work has been screened or exhibited at festivals, museums, and galleries including Monique Goldstrom Gallery, Volterra Foundation, Hamilton Artists Inc, Thames Art Gallery, Media City Film Festival, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Amos Enos Gallery, and Artcite Inc. and was featured in solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor in 2022. Professor Emerita, School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor.
Hours at sea (2021)
Hours at sea, Adam Sekuler, USA, 16mm > digital, 11 min, 2021
Hand-processed 16mm images invite reflection on the transient nature of moments, as captured through the lens of a ferry’s portholes. A nautical tone poem of sound and image relations.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © Adam Sekuler.
About Adam Sekuler
Adam Sekuler is a filmmaker, curator, educator and film editor. His films have screened at venues including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Anthology Film Archives, Walker Art Center, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, and Chicago Underground Film Festival. Editor of films by Robinson Devor, Pacho Velez, Stephanie Spray and others. Founder and programmer of Radar: Exchanges in Dance Film Frequencies and former Program Director for Northwest Film Forum in Seattle.
past(or)already, Calla Moya, Canada, 16mm, 6 min, 2022
Ten images from my grandma’s photo albums of my childhood, printed frame by frame through a digital-to-film process.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist ©
About Calla Moya
Calla Moya is a filmmaker, craftsperson and performance artist who works primarily in 16mm and Super 8, combining filmmaking and craft techniques to experiment with the materiality of film. Her work has screened at venues including Artspace Peterborough, Regent Park Film Festival, London Ontario Media Arts Association, Festival Phénomena, International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, and Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto). Museum London and MCFF Southwest Seen commissioned artist (2022).
As close as your voice can call (2023)
As close as your voice can call, Derek Jenkins, Canada/USA, 16mm, 13.5 min, 2023
A film about language, about the way trauma inflects grief, and about learning to speak with the dead. I decided to perform a kind of ad hoc seance in which I learned to copy my mother’s signature exactly. This forgery opened me up to other vectors of memory.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © Derek Jenkins.
About Derek Jenkins
Derek Jenkins is Executive Director of Hamilton Artists Inc. and Board chair at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre; he has also worked as a technician at Niagara Custom Lab. His films have been exhibited at festivals, museums, and galleries internationally including DocLisboa, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Factory Media Centre, ARKIPEL—Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Antimatter, Media City Film Festival, and Non-Syntax Experimental Image Festival.
The Red Ghetto (2021)
The Red Ghetto, Hadassah GreenSky, Odawa, digital, 4 min, 2021
The Cass Corridor neighbourhood of Detroit, otherwise known as the Red Ghetto, was home to several Native Americans / First Nations families from the 1940s to the 1970s. The stories of those times are now lived through their grandchildren.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © Hadassah GreenSky.
About Hadassah GreenSky
Hadassah GreenSky is an activist, community organizer, curator, and Indigenous futurist working as a visual artist, jazz singer, musician, dancer (both modern and powwow), bead artist, seamstress, graphic designer, photographer, videographer and model. Co-founder of Vibes With the Tribes music festival and The Waawiyaatanong NDN Market in Detroit; founder of Epangishmok Exchange, a Native artist exchange between the Great Lakes and Northern California. Field reporter for SNAG magazine and contributor to The Nation. Kresge Fellow (2022).
We Are We Come We Go (2023)
We Are We Come We Go, Ed Janzen, Canada, digital, 1 min, 2023
A meditation on time and acquaintances; a walk through a maze; the artist draws a circular path.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist ©
Ed Janzen works in video, drawing, new media and installation. His work has been exhibited at galleries including Hamilton Artists Inc, Art Gallery of Windsor and Gallery Lambton; his single-channel video works have screened at festivals including Antimatter, Media City Film Festival, Onion City Experimental Film Festival, Basement Media Fest, and Sydney Australian Film Festival. Co-founder of several artist-run initiatives including Scratch ‘n Sniff Writers and Artists Collective (1993–98) and Control Burn Fire Festival (2002-2011) in Windsor, and IgniteArt Collective (2018) in Sioux Lookout.
This program is co-presented with Windsor Endowment for the Arts and Windsor Artist Exchange / Uma Loft.