FLUX media art gallery presents short experimental films by two acclaimed contemporary Canadian media artists, Oliver Hockenhull from Vancouver, and Steven Woloshen from Montreal.
Steven Woloshen has received several awards for 1000 Plateaus (2004-2014) (2014) and Cameras Take Five (2003), in addition to being nominated three times for Best Animation at the Gala du cinéma québécois for Playtime (2009), Two Eastern Hairlines (2004) and Curse of the Voodoo Child (2005). He has also been twice nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award in Media Arts, received the Avi and Dora Morrow Fellowship while completing his master’s degree at Concordia University, and was awarded the 2015 Prize of the Cultural Office of the City of Wiesbaden, Germany. He is the author of two practical manuals on handmade filmmaking techniques, Recipes for Reconstruction: The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker, published in 2010, and Scratch, Crackle & Pop! A Whole Grains Approach to Making Films Without a Camera, published in 2015.
1 - Bru Ha ha
2 - Cameras Take Five
3 - Fiesta Brava
Oliver Hockenhull's works are iconoclastic, visionary journeys enlivened by an intimate, poetic, and enlightening perspective, concentrating on pivotal subjects; the social and intellectual import of the eminent writer, Aldous Huxley; an experimental film essay on evolution featuring Richard Dawkins (and the gorillas of the London Zoo); an essay on architecture extending from the early works of Mies van der Rohe to the steps of the Burning Ghats of Varanasi; a hyper media installation that questions ‘chance‘ — as quantum indeterminate noise — to edit video —— and (2013/2014) a double versioned feature documentary on psychedelics. His films & media installations have shown at such film festivals and venues as — The International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Hot Docs, Toronto, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., The Sao Paulo International Film Festival, The Melbourne International Film Festival, MIT/Boston, The Contemporary Cultural Centre of Barcelona, The Vancouver International Film Festival, The San Francisco Cinematheque, The International New Media Festival, Seoul, The Chicago International Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Arte Experimental, Bilbao, Spain, Tribeca Center for the Arts, NYC, Lincoln Center, NYC, etc. Works have been broadcasted on Canadian and European television.
- Cherenkov Radiation Jewelry box meltdown (3min)
- Robot Pavlov Sputnik, (7:23 min)
- Handmade Electricity (7:24)
(Event image from Oliver Hockenhull's film Robot Pavlov Sputnik)