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Making Sense

August 23—August 30, 2019
10am-6pm weekdays, 12-5pm weekends
presented by SKETCH Working Arts
with Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre
Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre


Main Gallery

Small Gallery

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) and SKETCH Working Arts wish to invite you to our exhibition of experimental works focused on game design, VR, and video works integrating media arts! This exhibition is thematically underscored by the idea that artists know by doing and feeling, learn by doing, and attempting to make sense of their senses.

The works for this exhibition were made during a 10 week intensive and exploratory workshop series focusing on digital sensors, glitch art, mxp, VR and creating with DIY materials.

Join us for our opening on August 22nd, 6pm ~ FREE refreshments and food are provided!

  • Alice Chen
  • Annemarie Silano
  • Sara Prisma Williston
  • Zoe Bu
  • Lucia Linares
  • Selina McCallum

August 23-August 30 2019 Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm

Accessibility in TMAC

Toronto Media Arts Centre (TMAC) is accessible by the far left doors. All of the doors open by pushing inward, not pulling. The doors are not powered. During this event they will be propped. As you enter there is a passenger elevator to the left to take you to the 2nd floor, and a set of stairs to the right.


The ground floor washroom and toilet are wheelchair accessible. There is a private accessible washroom on the second floor next to the all-gender washroom, and two accessible stalls in the shared washroom. We use scent-free soap, and encourage all guests to attend our events scent-free.

For Wheel-Trans Drop off

As of June 2019, the City of Toronto has removed the curb cut that previously provided access to TMAC. We are in the process of attempting to have the curb cut reinstalled. In the meantime, the nearest curb access point is inside the Green P parking lot south of the park.

More about TMAC accessibility

This project could not have been possible without the immesurable support from Toronto Media Arts Centre, Dames Making Games Toronto, digital publica, InterAccess, and Charles Street Video. In particular we would love to thank Jennie Robinson Faber for her logistical and equipment support with DMG, and Greg Woodbury for providing free memberships to participants with Charles Street Video. As well as Jesse Brossoit, for providing an analog workshop for participants to learn about the CFMDC film vault!

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which made this project possible.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Our territorial acknowledgment is meant to stand as a first step towards reflecting on our existence on stolen lands and our commitment to better understanding the complex and varied histories of this land, the territories of the Anishanaabe, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudensosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, the Cree and any other Nation who cared for the land (acknowledged and unacknowledged, recorded and unrecorded).

We accept that acknowledgment in this way doesn’t end here and is a living statement open to discussion and change. We intend this Territorial Acknowledgement to demonstrate our commitment to continued awareness, reflection, and establishing reciprocal relations. Therefore, we do not intend this statement to signify closure and acceptance of the continued structural conditions of settler colonialism.

This acknowledgment is a first step in the ongoing process of decolonization. Compelling us, our settler colonial members and community members, to further understand our obligations to the Nations of these territories and the concrete treaties that are part of the long history on Turtle Island.

Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community and on this territory.

Please view our full statement here