The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are proud to co-present a spotlight on the groundbreaking work of Midi Onodera, “Thirty Years: The Moving Image Art of Midi Onodera,” an exciting evening of screenings and discussion, celebrating the launch of a four-disc retrospective DVD set of Midi Onodera’s work.
July 15, 2011, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Jackman Hall @ the Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West - Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
The evening’s line-up features respected scholars Monika Gagnon, Janine Marchessault, Kathleen Mullen, and Nadine Sivak, showing and talking about selected works included in the DVD set. Midi Onodera’s work challenges societal, technological, and genre conventions. Her bold and iconoclastic take on issues like race and gender, as well as the craftsmanship and sheer “watchability” of her films have earned her international critical acclaim. Onodera’s retrospective DVD set brings together important works created between 1981 and 2009. Included is “365” – a series of mini videos shot and and designed for presentation on mobile devices. Interviews and pdf essays are also featured. All four DVDs are available through Art Metropole, Toronto.
Reel Asian presented Midi’s A Movie-a-Day in 2008, I Have No Memory of My Direction in 2006, Basement Girl in 2000 and spotlighted 8 different works by Midi in 2001.