88 Years at Square Pegs (Press Release)
August 15th, 2012
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Modern Fuel/AKA and Downtown Kingston present:
SQUARE PEGS V: East/West Experimental Video in Market Square
Date: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Time: Dusk (approximately 8:30pm)
Place: Amphitheatre, Springer Market Square, Kingston, ON
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, in association with Downtown Kingston, is excited to present Square Pegs V, our fifth annual free screening of video art in Kingston's Market Square. We have teamed up with the AKA gallery in Saskatoon for an East/West connection. The program showcases the short experimental works of twelve talented Canadian video artists and filmmakers from Eastern Ontario, including Kingston local talent, as well as the Prairies.
This is a special year for Square Pegs, as AKA Gallery in Saskatoon and Modern Fuel have partnered to exhibit the experimental vanguard of film and video. AKA is contributing a selection of works from the Prairies and Modern Fuel is showcasing work from Kingston and Eastern Ontario. There will be a second screening of the program later this year in Saskatoon.
For the third year, Modern Fuel ran its High Octane Video Production Residency, during which Modern Fuel donates the video equipment from its New Media Workspace in order to help create a local work for Square Pegs. This year James Greatrex was awarded the residency, and his video Discoverer explores a surreal look on a childhood experience that voyages into space and time warps.
Other local video artists include Julia Krolik and Owen Fernley, whose 88 Years offers a portrait of our community through a piano keyboard. From out West, AKA has selected notable filmmakers such as the Sobey Art Award nominee Amalie Atkins and established video artist Erica Eyres. The resulting program promises to make this Square Pegs the most exciting yet.
The screening is approximately 60 minutes long, and aims to promote Canadian experimental film and video, as well as Modern Fuel's New Media Workspace, an equipment and training resource for aspiring video artists in Kingston. This is a great opportunity to come out and support local and national video artists. Square Pegs V has been made possible as a result of the enthusiastic support of Downtown Kingston and a major contribution from the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area. As well, we would like to thank 98.9 the Drive and Tourism Kingston for their invaluable support. Of course, we can't forget our food sponsor, the Limestone City Cupcakery, who will be rolling out some special new treats at the event, in addition to their usual delicious cupcakes, smoothies, and Italian sodas. Square Pegs V will be the coolest summer night in Kingston.
For further information, contact:
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21 Queen St, Kingston, ON,
K7K 1A1 (613) 548-4883
Square Pegs V at modernfuel.org
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