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Three events with EMARE artist Pedro Ferreira in Toronto
  • Still from "Fragments" by Pedro Ferreira

1. Pedro Ferreira @ CineCycle

Images Festival is pleased to present, Fragments: Space/Time, Identity and Memory, a series of films and videos by the 2014 EMARE CAN artist in residence Pedro Ferreira.

Date/Location: Wed 19 Nov 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

2. Pedro Ferreira: “Fragments 2014”

A Derme live cinema event with media artist Pedro Ferreira and composer Allison Cameron (experimental music).

Date/Location: December 11, 7:30 pm, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), 952 Queen St W, Toronto

In a world of cross-fade songs with no space for silence, we try to slow things down. A state of meditation and inner peace. Being conscious of space and time, no rush for chord changes, no rush for new sounds. Noise is music, repetition is new information. Sampling from different sources, we cross between media; analog and digital technologies come face-to-face, questioning where we are now through rhythm and motion. The DERME live cinema collective believes in sharing and collaboration. We work together with visual and media artists, performers, musicians and sound designers, poets and writers. Derme live cinema performance creates fire for the ears, wind for the eyes and honey for the soul.

Presented by the Goethe-Institut, the Images Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
Part of the European Media Art Network Exchange with Australia and Canada 2014 & 2015
Supported by the Cultural Programme 2013 of the European Commission and the Goethe-Institut

3. Culture talks @ Goethe: Pedro Ferreira

#WallFall14 Artist talk & screening

Date: November 7, 2014, 5:30pm
Location: Goethe-Institut Toronto, 100 University Ave., North Tower, 2nd floor, Toronto, ON

In our first juried residency within our two-year international media art project "Move On", Wrocław-based Portuguese artist Pedro Ferreira talks about his own practice between Europe's south-west and north-east and his ongoing work "Fragment". This series of experimental films is based on the research of private lives which questions the way we experience our existence as human beings. Ferreira will explore super 8 amateur found footage from Canada to create both a single-channel film and a live performance. Toronto's “Fragment” will eventually be performed with the group "Derme" as a live cinema performance in addition to single-channel installations or screenings.

Pedro Ferreira, born in Portugal in 1988, holds a BA in Multimedia from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança and an MA in Multimedia Arts and Culture from the University of Porto. He is one of the founders of the collective ASK and director of DERME live cinema performance. He lives and works as a freelancer in Wrocław and regularly presents his videos at international film and media festivals. See samples here!

Presented by the Goethe-Institut & Images Festival
Part of the European Media Art Network Exchange with Australia and Canada 2014 & 2015
Supported by the Culture Programme 2013 of the European Commission and the Goethe-Institut