Spectres of Shortwave will be installed and running on a loop in the spectacular screening room at Dazibao. Excellent theatre space with comfortable seating, bright projection, and full 5.1 surround sound. You can come and view the film in perfect screening conditions any time between Nov. 15 and Jan. 29. It will be screening a few times per day, every day that the gallery is open.
Spectres of Shortwave / Ombres des ondes courtes is the first feature-length documentary by veteran Canadian artist and filmmaker Amanda Dawn Christie. Shot over seven years, the film follows the gradual dismantling of Radio Canada International’s 113-metre tall shortwave towers in Sackville, New Brunswick.
While built to relay broadcasts around the world, over their seven decades of operation the towers became notorious locally after repeated instances of ghostly voices emanating from unconventional household objects. Such stories form part of the film’s rich soundscape, also constructed using contact mics on the towers.
Produced as both a single-channel film as well as a radio documentary, Spectres of Shortwave / Ombres des ondes courtes will be presented simultaneously in the Toronto cinema space at the same time it is broadcast over the airwaves of an international FM radio station.
Vertical Features takes its name from Peter Greenaway’s 1978 featurette Vertical Features Remake. A fictional documentary that also borrows from the language of structural film, Greenaway’s experiment serves to trouble claims of authenticity and authorship, issues still relevant in the world of documentary and other non-fiction media, especially as it moves online and into the gallery.
The name Vertical Features serves to evoke the idea of work that exists adjacent—even perpendicular—to conventional cinema, works that risk oversight. The series hopes to promote vital non-fiction film and video that has had little or no Toronto exposure, including documentary, essay films, hybrid experiments, and artists’ moving image, placing contemporary films in dialogue with historical rediscoveries. Supplemented by introductions and discussions with guest scholars, artists, and critics, Vertical Features serves to highlight and situate these exceptional works.
Vertical Features is a project by Jesse Cumming, Olivia Wong, and Dan Browne.
A summer evening of community filmmaking followed by a program of international experimental films made by female directors. Bringing community together. Inspiring the love of watching and making film. Sharing beautiful and thoughtful film work made by women.
Co presented by Cineworks (Vancouver) , Echo Park Film Centre (Los Angeles), Iris Film Collective (Vancouver)
Resurgo! screens in a program titled “This is (not) a true story”
curated by Jaclyn Quaresma and Elijah Lin
Playing the Ghosts of Radio Towers
Participants in this workshop will get an inside look at the coding and circuitry of the Requiem for Radio: Pulse Decay interface, and will also have a hands-on chance to explore its improvisational and musical possibilities. Requiem for Radio: Pulse Decay, is a conceptual music project in which a theremin is used to trigger contact microphone recordings and images of Radio Canada International's shortwave radio towers that were demolished in 2014. The workshop will include a demonstration of the interface, as well as a chance to play the instrument itself.
Shifting Earth.… is a program of short experimental films and performances made between 2004 and 2018. The works in this program explore the visible landscapes of earth, forest, and ocean, as well as the invisible landscapes of memory, mourning, and electromagnetic waves. The program includes work made on super8, 16mm, 35mm, vhs, digital video, and live expanded cinema performance for super 8 and 16mm film.
Spectres of Shortwave screens at the Cinémathèque Québecoise in Montréal - radio simulcast on German Shortwave Service
Spectres of Shortwave / Ombres des ondes courtes screens at the Cinémathèque Québecoise June 13 at 7pm. Simultaneously, the sound track, which doubles as a radio documentary will also be broadcast via German Shortwave Service in Europe on 3985 Khz.
Screenings of this film are accompanied by a radio simulcast, so that while viewers watch the film on a big screen in one part of the world, listeners can hear the sound track over radio waves in another part of the world.
Radio Web MACBA (a web based station from Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona) has released a program of works compiled from Short Waves/Long Distance, a collection of compositions using shortwave radio sound that David Goren co-curated with Wave Farm in 2017. https://rwm.macba.cat/en/curatorial/wave-farm-short-waves-long-distances/capsula
Monograph is pleased to present Amanda Dawn Christie's first feature length film, Spectres of Shortwave / Ombres des ondes courtes. This event is for invited guests, admission is by donation (pay what you can).
The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio enthusiasts of all stripes, from DC to daylight. Every year scores of radio enthusiasts descend on the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburbs for a weekend of camaraderie. The Fest is sponsored by NASWA, the North American Shortwave Association, but it covers much more than just shortwave; mediumwave (AM), scanning, satellite TV, and pirate broadcasting are among the other topics that the Fest covers.
Duet for Saxophone and augmented theremin. The Requiem for Radio : Pulse Decay instrument takes on a new life in musical performance with Geneviève D'Ortun on saxophone at l'Université de Montréal.
BBC Radio 3 created a week of programmes from across Canada, marking Canada's 150th birthday. Also including a Radio 3-commissioned collaboration exploring historical links between Nova Scotia and Scotland though a sound composition created by Amanda Christie, a Canadian with Scottish ancestry - it features Gaelic psalm-singing from the Isle of Lewis mixed with nature sounds from around eastern Canada.
an improvisation workshop where participants get to play with the New Dead Zones installation that was used in Requiem for Radio: Full Quiet flutter.
présenté dans la cadre du festival RE:FLUX et une résidence d’artiste au Centre culturel Aberdeen.
AMANDA DAWN CHRISTIE // Requiem for Radio : Full Quiet Flutter is an interactive performance for human bodies, electrons and radiowaves. Architecture, technology, history, and the human body come together in this near-supernatural conjuring of the spirits of the Radio Canada International (RCI) shortwave towers.This performance is a requiem for the Radio Canada International shortwave site that was located near the border of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and transmitted shortwave radio around the world from 1944 – 2014.
Requiem for Radio : Full Quiet Flutter is an interactive performance for human bodies, electrons and radiowaves. Architecture, technology, history, and the human body come together in this near-supernatural conjuring of the spirits of the Radio Canada International (RCI) shortwave towers.
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium. The symposium will include performances, a keynote address by transmission artist Amanda Dawn Christie, a listening-recital, installation, and workshop as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art.
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium. Friday night includes Symposium Concert #2 Transmission Soundprints, featureing the following works: Ben Ramsey — Volmet North, Olivia Bradley-Skill — Exposure/Communication, Karen Power — Sounding Water, Mike Vernusky Salas — The Holy Sea (excerpt), Amanda Dawn Christie — Transmissions
PROJECTIONS LE 26 ET 27 JANVIER 2017
5 $ étudiant / 7 $ régulier
Gagnant du prix La vague du meilleur documentaire lors de la 30e édition du FICFA, ce documentaire expérimental filmé en 35mm offre des prises de vues incroyables et des témoignages inoubliables. À ne pas manquer!
Spectres of Shortwave will screen in Sackville, on the four year anniversary of the final broadcast sent by the RCI shortwave transmission towers. A reception for the community will follow at CoyWolf.
On November 28 2012, the final transmission from the RCI towers in Sackville was sent to the arctic. On November 28, 2014, this film about these towers will screen for the first time in Sackville for the local community.
Ombres des ondes courtes / Spectres of Shortwave sera présenté par le FICFA à Moncton -- au Cinéplex Dieppe.
Dans le cadre de cet atelier, l'artiste et cinéaste Amanda Dawn Christie présentera des techniques de performance utilisant des projecteurs 16mm.
Ce travail est une performance qui ré échit sur la réflexion. Le sel, l'eau, la préservation et la distillation explorent l'espace liminal où la mer rencontre le ciel. Lorsque l'horizon est caché dans la brume, la distance s'effondre et se dilate. Le sel, l'eau et la ré exion deviennent des éléments physiques clés dans la présentation de ce travail.