Toronto Media Arts Centre

Water Fall Opening Reception

May 9, 6:00 PM

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

In Production Studio

Please join us for the opening reception for Annette Mangaard’s Water Fall: A Cinematic Installation, spotlighting water as both an environmental and conceptual issue.

The Toronto-based documentary filmmaker/artist transforms natural phenomena such as glacial rivers, icebergs, and ocean floors into large-scale installations that immerse the viewer in her water worlds. Using footage sourced from a glacier in Patagonia, a melting iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland, and tidal pools off Canada’s east and west coasts, Mangaard disrupts nature-film conventions to reflect on environmental stewardship from an affective standpoint. The result is a space where viewers might reflect on climate change and the emotional states it provokes at a time when water—its presence and its lack—is ever more visible and charged within ecological and conceptual environments.

Co-presented by Charles Street Video

And John B. Aird Gallery