JANUARY 23 + 28
FREE ADMISSION! ►These screenings of work by John Smith and Józef Robakowski bring together two filmmakers who interrogate the language and mechanics of film itself. They share an interest in the world unfolding around them and in front of the camera, examining occasions and incidents with a humour that undercuts the rigorous nature of their work. Both reveal the narrative potential within the everyday while simultaneously making us aware of the constructed nature of the images we are viewing. As such, their films present a foil to the live performance Sometimes I Think, I Can See You by Argentinean artist Mariano Pensotti, a free presentation at this year’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Staged over three consecutive weekends, and happening simultaneously in the atrium of the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch and the lobby of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Pensotti’s ingeniously voyeuristic work will feature a team of Vancouver writers, equipped with laptops connected to projection screens, writing a live account of whatever it is they see – or imagine they see – in these urban surroundings. Through their eyes and minds, the anonymous individuals around us become implicated in a series of beautifully spontaneous fictions.
Sometimes I Think, I Can See You is presented by in association with the Contemporary Art Gallery, The Playwrights Theatre Centre, and Vancouver Art Gallery. Free Event. January 18-20, 25-27, and February 1-3, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, in the atrium of the Vancouver Public Library's Central Library (350 West Georgia Street) and the lobby of the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street). pushfestival.ca
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Film screenings of work by John Smith and Józef Robakowski presented by the Contemporary Art Gallery in association with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Cinematheque.