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SAW Video is proud to present a special outdoor screening of You Are Here, the first feature film by internationally acclaimed Toronto-based video artist Daniel Cockburn. The late Tracy Wright (Me, You and Everyone We Know, Twitch City, Highway 61) stars in this Charlie Kaufmann-esque meta-detective story. Funny, disturbing, and thought-provoking, You Are Here pushes at the boundaries of cinematic storytelling -- while creating a deep and strange emotional connection with its cast of characters as they negotiate an absurd and cryptic world. 

This event is a co-presentation with the Canadian Film Institute who will be launching a publication on the work of Daniel Cockburn. Preceding the screening will be a live performance of Cockburn’s candid and scathingly funny audio-visual presentation, All the Mistakes I’ve Made:

"The art world is bursting with events where artists present an anthology of the highlights of their career to a slightly bored audience. The Canadian filmmaker Daniel Cockburn gladly turns this tradition around. In his anti-artist-talk All the Mistakes I've Made, he explains his oeuvre in terms of the aesthetic and ideological missteps that he's made. Building from these mistakes, he examines to what extent his inability to properly judge is representative of a negative trend in contemporary art and cinema. His argument is supported with excerpts from his own work, as well as relevant examples from the works of artists such as David Lynch, Tim Burton, and Whitesnake." - IMPAKT Foundation, Utrecht

YOU ARE HERE by Daniel Cockburn

July 19th, 2013

7:30pm Doors / 8pm Performance / 9pm Screening

SAW Courtyard, 67 Nicholas Street /  Free admission

Masterclass with Daniel Cockburn

July 20th, 2pm – 5pm / $25

Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street

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A co-presentation of SAW Video Media Art Centre and the Canadian Film Institute

 

About Daniel Cockburn
 
Writer/director Daniel Cockburn’s short works inhabit an interzone between narrative film and video art, and have been screened at festivals and galleries worldwide.  In 2009, the exhibition group Pleasure Dome presented an international tour of a retrospective of his short works, and he was a resident of the DAAD’s Berliner Künstlerprogramm filmmaker residency. In 2011-2012 he was Guest Professor at HBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig, Germany. He now divides his time between New York and Toronto.

 

 


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