Closing Program and Events at Images Festival 2022: Slow Edition

Carolina Fusilier and Miko Revereza, El Lado Quieto, digital video. 70 min. 2021. Video still courtesy of the artists.

IMAGES FESTIVAL 2022 | SLOW EDITION
Closing Program and Events

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Images Festival is closing its 35th edition with the CANADIAN PREMIERE of the feature film El Lado Quieto (2021) by award-winning artists/filmmakers Carolina Fusilier and Miko Revereza. We invite you to this slow-pan film that is a contemplation of empire and “what comes after”, screening on Saturday, July 23 at Innis Town Hall with a pre-recorded Q&A to follow. Get your tickets now before they sell out, by visiting the Images Website!

Toronto’s original experimental film and video art festival returns to cinemas and art galleries across the city, and online via live-stream at imagesfestival.com. The 35th annual Images Festival showcases the work of over 70 amazing artists and filmmakers from Toronto and around the world, throughout the summer of 2022.

Kyoko Michishita, Women’s Liberation Is Human Liberation, ¼” tape. 33 Min. 1974. Video still courtesy of the artist.

The following OFF SCREEN exhibitions will be open to the publics throughout the festival. Sensual Life: The Films and Videos of Kyoko Michishita curated by Jesse Cumming is the first exhibition featuring largely unseen videos that have recently gone through a major restoration and digitization project, bringing Kyoko Michishita’s long-unavailable videos and films to the French and English speaking publics. TODAY and TOMORROW from 12pm-6pm EDT is your last chance to see the exhibition, presented in partnership with Le Labo and The Japan Foundation Toronto.

Finally, the exhibition a soft landing, features the work of critically lauded, so-called Canadian artists Alyssa Alikpala, Erika DeFreitas, Rihab Essayh, Eve Tagny, and Alize Zorlutuna, in partnership with Gallery TPW and Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Not quite sopping in grief, a soft landing proposes the gallery as a place where sorrow, heartache, and distress might be processed. With compassion at its core, a soft landing considers the adjustment to one’s own experiences during the pandemic and celebrates the slow process of coming back together. The exhibition is open to the public from NOW until August 6, 2022 at Gallery TPW open Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm EDT. The closing reception is on Thursday, July 28, 6-8PM with a curator walk-through at 6:30PM.

Images Festival will be hosting a CLOSING PARTY on Friday, July 22 from 10PM to late at Houndstooth bar located at 818 College St. West! Mingle, move, and dance the night away to the carefully-selected tunes of DJs aftabhours (@banumim), Tender Buttons (my_bodys_in_troubleshoot) and Eenjungmi (@eenjungmi). Free and open to the public all night. The first 100 people to RSVP get a free drink on us! For more info and to RSVP, click here. Join the Images community as we celebrate the films and filmmakers showcased at the 2022 festival!

Images Festival is committed to providing an accessible festival and continues to work to reduce barriers to participation in our events. In this ongoing effort to make Images more accessible to our community, all exhibitions and online screenings are available for FREE and all in-person screenings are Pay What You Can. Concurrently, the following services will be implemented for select events in 2022: closed captioning, creative audio description, and ASL interpretation. In addition, all of our digital publications are formatted for assistive reading technologies.

To see Images Festival’s brand new website and learn more about the full programming lineup, please visit our website: www.imagesfestival.com.

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