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ALT | Modes | Music/Art/Design

These works, which vary widely in form, subvert the dominant gaze and offer gestures of resistance that examine the mechanisms of power and disempowerment. They ask us to consider unexpected ways to see the world, our place in it and the value in authoring our own narratives.

After the screening on Sunday, Oct. 7, please join us for light refreshments after a short walk to our community partner’s head office, HCMA Architecture + Design (400-675 West Hastings). Starting at 4:00pm, HCMA will lead a discussion around some of the themes and issues brought to light in MODES 1. Director and installation artist, Dimitri Venkov (Hymns of Muscovy) will join us via Skype from Moscow to take a deeper dive into his work.
This is a FREE event and open to all. Please reserve a seat on the Eventbrite listing.

Unearthing. In Conversation

Director: Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński / Austria, 2017, 13 min.
As the artist establishes an oppositional gaze, we are confronted by the methodic removal of an ethnographer’s colonial perspective. more...

The White Elephant

Director: Shuruq Harb / Palestine, 2018, 12 min.
Using found audiovisual web-fragments related to Tsahal soldiers enjoying trance music, a Palestinian teenager struggles to self-identify. more...

Lost Head & the Bird

Director: Sohrab Hura / India, 2018, 10 min.
Evolving from photo essay to multi-platform installation, Hura’s poetic essay film examines India’s unseen sexual, religious and political violence. more...

Julio Iglesias's House

Director: Natalia Marín / Spain, 2018, 13 min.
Attempting to replicate Spain, Shanghai’s architects concluded "Spain means Julio Iglesias." Marín expertly critiques such fatuous notions of national identity. more...


Director: Charlotte Prodger / Scotland, 2017, 20 min.
Prodger explores the nuance of "queer rurality"; how queer lives are lived beyond the urban contexts that generally dominate LBGTQI narratives. more...

The Hymns of Muscovy

Director: Dimitri Venkov / Russia, 2018, 14 min.
The act of flipping Moscow on its head allows for an unanchored glimpse of Russia’s past—and imagined future. more...

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Country of Origin: Various
Year: 2018
Running Time: 82 mins
Related Links: MODES Trailer


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