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Soft Openings – a Science Fiction video production workshop with Oliver Husain


Saturday May 30–Sunday May 31, 2015
Introductory meeting: Tuesday May 26, 6:30pm
$100 / $75 members

Focusing on ideas of portal openings and teleportation in Science Fiction films and literature, participants will create, direct and edit short video sequences. Starting with looking at the city scape through the extra-terrestrial lens, use of special effects for this workshop is encouraged. An introductory meeting will include clips from Science Fiction films and stories as technical, aesthetic and narrative examples.

Oliver Husain is a filmmaker and artist based in Toronto. His website is www.husain.de. In 2015, his solo exhibition ‘beside the point’ was shown at Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto; a program of his films and videos was screened by pleasuredome collective, Toronto, and included in the exhibition “Depth of Perception” at Oakville Galleries. –  “I often begin with a portrait of a person or place. The outcome is a video or film, a text or a textile; something foldable that can be stored away easily, or something standing on thin chopstick legs. Something that might collapse under the eyes of the viewer – in a film, this could be its fragile narrative structure. The viewers are left with holding up their side by themselves. In this way, I am constructing attractive traps.

Contact milada@trinitysquarevideo.com or 416-593-1332 to register.

The workshop is designed in collaboration with Trinity Square Video’s Curatorial Researcher in Residence, Maiko Tanaka.