17 hours of darkness (reflections on this place I call home)

17 hours of darkness (reflections on this place I call home)
a collection of film works

Curated by Christina Battle for Light Industry – January 2009

“17 hours of darkness (reflections on this place I call home)” brings together a collection of works by contemporary Canadian artists exploring the dark and nagging anxieties associated with the Canadian landscape. An investigation of my own obsession with Canada’s natural climate, artists represented attempt to navigate the darkness that envelops our days for so many hours of the year.  As we brace for another long winter I wonder how this obsession has shaped our collective memory and in turn impacts on the Canadian experience.
..oh, and of course, there’s some hockey in there too.

With works by: Christina Battle, Scott Miller-Berry & Adam Segal, Jason Britski, Clive Holden, Sara MacLean, Penny McCann, John Price.
Accompanied by a contextualizing handmade slideshow.

“Taking Pictures”
Scott Berry & Adam Segal – 16mm – 2007 – 2.30mins

“Shoulders on a Map”
Jason Britski – 16mm – 2004 – 4.30mins

“Lake Ontario (in my head)”
Penny McCann – 16mm – 2006 – 5mins

“oil wells: sturgeon road & 97th street”
Christina Battle – 16mm – 2002 – 3mins

Clive Holden – 35mm(screening on DVD) – 2006 – 3mins

John Price – 16mm – 1998 – 12mins (silent) sound

“Defi Des Etoiles”
Sara MacLean – 16mm – 2005 – 11mins

“Fore and Aft”
Sara MacLean – 35mm(screening on DVD) – 2008 – 6mins

“18,000 Dead in Gordon Head”
Clive Holden – 35mm(screening on DVD) – 2003 – 13mins

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