Fillip presents E.S.P.: Anthrozoology
September 5, 2021, 7pm
Fillip–a Vancouver-based publishing organization that was formed in 2004 to expand spaces for critical discussions on contemporary art–is pleased to announce an upcoming screening as part of E.S.P., an ongoing series looking at the relationship between film and speculative modes of visuality.
Join us Sunday, September 5 at 7pm at EPFC North Moberly Fieldhouse, Vancouver, for a free outdoor screening of work by Jade Baxter, Shigeko Kubota, Alexandra Lazarowich, Brian Lye, Gail Noonan, and Weihan Zhou. Copresented in partnership with Echo Park Film Centre North. Guest curated by April Thompson.
E.S.P.: Anthrozoology continues our investigation into documentary, narrative, and formalist film, presenting a program of shorts that include animation, celluloid, and single-channel versions of video installation. This program explores what it means to witness the natural world, and, in particular, the behaviour of animals: from amphibians to pollinators, fish to foxes. Each visual exploration is overshadowed by human interaction; from our observation to our pursuit, our reverence to our dependence. The films by Baxter, Kubota, Lazarowich, Lye, Noonan, and Zhou offer experimental forms that trace these interactions, ranging from cinma vrit to visual haiku, stop-motion to spoken-word poetry and fiction, with elements of humour, existential dread, and love.
Doors” at 7pm. Entrance to this screening is free but an RSVP is requested. Light vegetarian snacks will be served before the screening at dusk.