Italian-born Canadian artist and filmmaker Marco Brambilla (Demolition Man, 1993) turns his attention to one of Toronto's landmarks in his newest single-channel video work. Cathedral was filmed in the Toronto Eaton Centre during the height of the Christmas season as crowds of consumers circulate in a bright, shiny world of glittering surfaces with all the paraphernalia of the season on display. Brambilla's looping kaleidoscopic landscape, influenced by early studies in time and motion, is at once dizzying and hypnotic.
Curated by Mia Nielsen and Piers Handling, presented in partnership with the Drake Hotel. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West. September 4 through 13, open daily, 24 hours a day.
2008 Screening Schedule