There are so many arts things happening in town tonight that it just seems like a better idea to combine them in one post than to keep posting them separately. Duplicate info will be deleted shortly.
ABSTrACTS/RéSuMÉS: An Exercise in Poetry
Thursday January 28, 7 pm
Performances at 7:30 pm
Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa
Free admission (donations are welcome)
In the context of the exhibition Fibred Optics, the Ottawa Art Gallery and The A B Series present a reading by six poets who transform Michele Provost's installation into an evening of performance poetry. Provost's visual art installation references text from contemporary art criticism and forms the raw material for the commissioned poets' projects.
The A B Series specializes in presenting readings of performance, sound and experimental poetry by professional local, national and international artists. For more on The A B Series, please visit www.abseries.org.
THE CFI IS PROUD TO PRESENT:
ATOM EGOYAN IN PERSON with THE ADJUSTER (1991)
Screening and Book Launch
Thursday, January 28
Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington)
$10 Students, Seniors, CFI Members
$15 General Public
Atom Egoyan in person! Restored 35mm scope print!
Throughout 2010, the CFI will be celebrating its 75th year with special cinematic events.
The first of these will take place on January 28, when Atom Egoyan – who showed his first feature film, NEXT OF KIN, at the CFI way back in 1984 – will come to Ottawa to introduce the CFI's screening of a restored print of his 1991 film, THE ADJUSTER. This screening will also feature the official Ottawa launch of the book, ATOM EGOYAN’S THE ADJUSTER, written by CFI Executive Director, Tom McSorley, and published by University of Toronto Press.
Join us to celebrate the New Year with RESOLUTION 2010, the anticipated annual screening of new works from SAW Video members. The event will be held on Thursday, January 28th at Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street, at 7:00pm. Admission is $5, $4 for students.
Featuring independent works produced in 2009, the programme is comprised of eleven short videos created by SAW Video’s prolific membership. Media artists Izabel Barsive, Deniz Berkin, Phil Caron, Pixie Cram, Ed Folger, John Graham, Penny McCann, Rehab Nazzal, Theo Pelmus, Tasha Waldron, and Eric Walker represent the diversity of our members, featuring a range of styles and interests from dramas to documentaries to experimental videos.
The party will continue down the street at Patty’s Pub, 1186 Bank Street, after the screening. Join us as we tip our hats to the creativity of SAW Video’s members and support local artists!
Phil Caron :: Tammy Teardrop :: 4 min. 17 sec.
Izabel Barsive :: Lustrale :: 9 min.
Pixie Cram :: Prometheus in Five Directions :: 15 min.
Tasha Waldron :: La Petite Mort :: 4 min.
John Graham :: Hidden Cities :: 2 min.
Rehab Nazzal :: A Night at Home :: 4 min.
Deniz Berkin :: Late Nights and Green Lights :: 4 min. 15 sec.
Penny McCann :: The Professor and the Blind Girl :: 7 min. 8 sec
Theo Pelmus :: Liquid for the Fall :: 10 min.
Eric Walker :: Up in Smoke :: 1 min. 49 sec.
Ed Folger :: Water Light and Chaos: Art by Juan Geuer :: 20 min. 9 sec.
More information: http://www.sawvideo.com/events/2010/01/resolution.php
Présentation publique / Public Presentation
Donnée par / Given By
Shaan Syed, a graduate of Goldsmiths College, London and OCAD, Toronto, exhibits internationally and in Canada at Birch Libralato Gallery (Toronto). Residing in London UK, Shaan is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. His work appears in publications such as the RBC 10th Anniversary publication and Carte Blanche 2, as well as in important collections. Shaan will be speaking about his experiences in education and with residencies, as well as the development of his painting practice, focussing on his transition from representation towards abstraction during his studies.
DATE: Thursday, January 28th 2010
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
PLACE: Department of Visual Arts | 100 Laurier Ave. E | Room 114
Come and be part of BIRTH DAY: the first-ever event held by the Artists' Alliance for Mental Health Canada (and not coincidentally, the 35th birthday celebration for AAMH Canada founder Greg Frankson!) on Thursday, January 28 at 7 pm at the East African Restaurant (376 Rideau Street).
This fundraiser will include the following:
- Spoken word from Ritallin (Ottawa) and Monica King (Lanark County);
- A special performance from Mahlikah Aweri & Isaac Riverwalker of the indigenous music/poetry group the Red Slam Collective (Toronto);
- A musical performance by Ottawa singer-songwriter Rita Carter;
- Stand-up comedy from Emily O., Heather Bruce and Andrew Woglemuth -- members of the Ottawa chapter of Stand Up For Mental Health;
- Visual art from Komi Olaf's Angels of Music collection, with prints available for sale from the artist;
- and Von Allan joins us with his graphic novel "the road to god knows ..." (pictured)
All of this is for AAMH Canada, which is dedicated to awareness raising, advocacy, research and collaborative action in support of people living with mental health concerns.
Get there early to get a seat, and to sample the fine Ethiopian food on the menu! Admission is $8 at the door.
For more information about us, check the AAMH Canada FB page, or our website at http://www.aamh.ca/, or email