In Kingdom Come
The works in this program speculate on the possibilities of other worlds, where our sense of control and comprehension of the world around us is suspended and has given way to selflessness and delusion.
Kingdom Come: Rituals
Martin Sulzer, Vika Kirchenbauer
(2014, 7 min, Digital Video, Germany)
The flapping camera eye of a pigeon unwillingly records an unstable image of political power and the landscape it occupies.
Léandre Bourgeois, Amanda Dawn Christie
(2014, 7 min, Digital Video, Canada)
From signal to noise—an image of an obsolete radio tower breaks down to abstraction.
(2015, 6 min, Digital Video, USA)
Cyclical and absurd, a computer-generated talking head and its double iterate self-help talk and positive affirmations in a candy-coated paradise.
(2015, 20 min, Digital Video, Thailand)
An accident has left a helpless cow in a man-made hole. Tension builds up as people gather to untrap the animal.
Half Human, Half Vapour
(2015, 11 min, 16mm, USA)
Traces of a human colony from a near past are unearthed through its relics; speculations about parallel possibilities emerge as debris turns into vapor.
(2015, 4 min, Digital Video, USA, Canada)
Act 1: Scene 1: a spring. Two characters. An archetypal drama.
Total running time: 55 MIN
In Kingdom Come was first screened during the 2016 Images Festival in Toronto, Canada, April 14 – 23, 2016
Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen. Images has presented thousands of vanguard media-based projects in its 28-year history and is committed to an expanded concept of film and video practice: Alongside film and video screenings (ON SCREEN), the festival presents groundbreaking live performances (LIVE IMAGES), media art installations (OFF SCREEN) in local galleries and new media projects by Canadian and international artists. Images provides audiences with an annual array of contemporary moving image culture.
The Images Festival acknowledges the generous support from our public funders: The Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council an Ontario Government Agency.