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 co-programmed by Doreen Girard and Leslie Supnet

Friday, October 5 at 8pm at the PAVED Arts’ Event Space

In the midst of the decline of celluloid (the rise of digital projectors, Kodak going bankrupt, and film stocks becoming extinct) there exists a vibrant community of artists dedicated to experimental processes in the context of cinematic space and film as art.

Bent Light is a program of analog moving images from Winnipeg, Manitoba showcasing expanded cinema and experimental film made by artists using a variety of techniques: contact printing, direct animation, building and repurposing projectors, misappropriating film technology, optical printing, avant-garde remakes, pinhole, slit-scan, bathtub filmmaking – to name a few.

Tied together by insulated geography, ingenuity, thrift and a DIY lo-fi sensibility, these artists are a cross section of Winnipeg’s microcosmic filmmaking time-line, assimilating, recycling and advancing each others’ traditions and innovations, and all hailing from the16mm Film Experiment, established by Sol Nagler and John Kapitany.

Free admission to the public with barrier-free accessibility.

 PAVED Arts acknowledges the support of our members, volunteers and partners, and of our principal funders: Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries and Paddock Wood Brewing. Paved also thanks the City of Saskatoon and the National Film Board of Canada.


ONE DAY ONLY: Saturday October 6th, from 12-3pm.

Visiting Artist Doreen Girard  (Winnipeg, Manitoba) will be following her special Friday evening presentation of SPEAK AND LISTEN with a special workshop available to all members of PAVED Arts free of charge.

This workshop will explore inventive filmic techniques involving overhead and slide projections. In addition to the hands-on workshop, the artist will speak to a number of other cameraless film techniques.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this workshop please sign up with Reilly Forbes, either in person at the PAVED Arts production area or by phone: 652-5502 ext.3. A minimum of five participants will be required for this workshop to be held so please sign up early!

For more information on the SPEAK AND LISTEN presentation see:

Photo Credit: “Tattoo Step” by Mike Maryniuk