David Cronenberg Transformation

David Cronenberg Transformation

David Cronenberg Transformation

David Cronenberg Transformation

David Cronenberg Transformation

David Cronenberg Transformation

David Cronenberg Transformation

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Produced in partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), David Cronenberg: Transformation is the visual art component of TIFF's multi-faceted 2013 endeavour, The Cronenberg Project. Curators David Liss and Noah Cowan invited six artists with clear affinities for Cronenberg's films to respond to a specific theme in his work: the yearning to witness the next stage of human evolution.

David Cronenberg: Transformation

Produced in partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), David Cronenberg: Transformation is the visual art component of TIFF's multi-faceted 2013 endeavour, The Cronenberg Project. Curators David Liss and Noah Cowan invited six artists with clear affinities for Cronenberg's films to respond to a specific theme in his work: the yearning to witness the next stage of human evolution. Providing a cross-section of Cronenberg's enormous impact on visual arts language, these six works form the core of Future Projections this year, exemplifying the programme's commitment to explore the rapidly expanding field of media art informed by the history, culture, and aesthetics of cinema.

The exhibition will take place between September 5 and December 29, 2013 at MOCCA, 952 Queen Street West.

Organized and presented in partnership with MOCCA.

Supported by the Government of Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Hal Jackman Foundation

In addition to David Cronenberg: Transformation, the Festival presents three exciting stand-alone installations by Camille Henrot, Ralph Steadman and Radical Friend.

Films in David Cronenberg Transformation

    • Une danse des bouffons (or A Jester's Dance)
    • Marcel Dzama
    • The new film by Canadian-born multidisciplinary artist Marcel Dzama (featuring music by Arcade Fire and an appearance by former Sonic Youth frontwoman Kim Gordon) pays oblique tribute to the cinema of David Cronenberg while dropping playful art-historical quotations from Duchamp to Picasso, Beuys to Orsler.

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    • Laurel Woodcock
    • The newest installment of Laurel Woodcock’s site-specific series continues her exploration of the relationship between cinema and the written word by culling slug lines from the screenplays of David Cronenberg’s films and scattering them throughout the galleries of MOCCA.

    • Introduction to the Memory Personality
    • Jeremy Shaw
    • For this startling new variation on his acclaimed installation Introduction to the Memory Personality, Jeremy Shaw places the spectator alone in a kind of cabin, where strategies around hypnotism and mind manipulation generate a profound sense of dread, a feeling that a buried taboo — in the form of a foreign body — has been shot directly into the

    • Rough Cut (Hiker Meat)
    • Jamie Shovlin
    • The new project from British conceptual artist Jamie Shovlin is a fabricated documentary about the imaginary exploitation film Hiker Meat, which Shovlin created by splicing together 1500 separate sequences from myriad low-budget slasher films from the last thirty years.

    • Swarm
    • James Coupe
    • UK-born, Seattle-based artist James Coupe fuses surveillance technology and social media in his new, J.G. Ballard-inspired installation.

    • Treatment
    • Candice Breitz
    • In this fascinating, unnervingly ingenious new work, media artist Candice Breitz deploys her therapist, her parents and herself to redub a trio of key scenes from David Cronenberg’s eerily personal 1979 horror film The Brood, flushing out the film’s universal themes of marital disintegration and parental anxiety.