The 8 Fest: “A New Place to Dwell” feat. Fresh Snow + Mimico
Wavelength & The 8 Fest co-present:
“A NEW PLACE TO DWELL”
FRESH SNOW + MIMICO
(separate + collaborative sets)
with films curated by:
Saturday January 31
@ Polish Combatants Hall (SPK)
206 Beverley St.
11:00pm – 19+
Tickets $5 at the door
Part of The 8 Fest (Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2014)
Admission included in 8 Fest festival pass ($25)
More info: http://the8fest.com
A New Place to Dwell – at The 8 Fest:
The 8 Fest and Wavelength Music are co-presenting “A New Place To Dwell,” a cine-musical collaboration between Toronto instrumental bands Fresh Snow and Mimicoin tandem with with small-gauge films provided by Jonathan Culp. There has been a wonderful history of great collaborations between independent filmmakers and musicians, so The 8 Fest and Wavelength thought it was high time to engage on one ourselves. This collaboration comes on the heels of a split single released by Fresh Snow and Mimico in November, 2014.
About the artists:
Fresh Snow is not music. Music died so that Fresh Snow could live. As music ascended toward the light, Fresh Snow fell down to earth. They passed each other in a corridor of indescribable beauty. They were given a message and strict instructions on how to deliver it to you. They had no pen or paper with which to write it down. Luckily it was simple: “I love you. Don’t be afraid. All is forgiven.”
Mimico are a band from Toronto comprised of Ben Oginz, Jeremiah Knight and Nick Kervin. Named for a Toronto suburb, the group traffic in an expansive brand of synth-driven post-punk. The band formed in Toronto 2011, and have built a reputation with sterling live performances, opening for White Fence, Comet Control and Pop. 1280 among others, and have found a home in the city’s experimental scene alongside like-minded locals like, Zacht Automaat, Fresh Snow and Not The Wind, Not The Flag. They have released a steady stream of singles over the last couple of years along with a self-titled cassette LP on Reel Cod Records in May of 2013, and a split 7” with Fresh Snow in November of 2014 to be followed by their LP, Incantations, in January of 2015.
Jonathan Culp is a Canadian underground filmmaker, whose work includes found-footage collage, Super 8, and activist documentary as well as narrative projects. Culp’s work is typified by its confrontational tone, rhythmic counterpoint of sound and image elements, and acidic references to mass media. Long active in the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), in 1997 Culp helped found the Toronto Video Activist Collective (TVAC); he was injured by riot police while documenting protests at the 2001 Quebec City Protests. Along with Siue Moffat, he also initiated the Satan Macnuggit Video Road Show, which has screened eclectic programs of underground video in alternative venues across Canada.
About The 8 Fest:
The 8 Fest is a unique Toronto-based film festival that presents all forms of small-gauge film: 8mm, Super 8 and 9.5mm, as well as works in installation, loops, and “proto-cinema devices” like zoetropes. The 8 Fest is a festival for anyone using small-gauge to create rough little gems on film – personal, handmade, experimental, animations, diaries, essays, collage, cut-ups, performance/film, music/film. The 8 Fest showcases the 70+ year history of small-gauge film – from artists’ work in the form since the 50’s and 60’s, to its wider cultural use in home movies, instructional loops and beyond. The 8 Fest provides a forum for filmmakers who want to show their work on small-gauge and for people who want to see this work in its original formats. The 8 fest is committed to keeping the exhibition of small-gauge film a viable presentation medium. The first 8 Fest was held in February 2008 and has continued annually since then. The 2015 8 Fest will be held January 30 – February 1, 2015 at SPK Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley Street, Toronto.
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