Spiral, A Film by Sorel Etrog
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Screening @ 7pm
Talk by Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof @7:30pm

Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to present Spiral, the only film made by Sorel Etrog. Composed of short shots, Spiral is an experimental film that depicts Etrog's fascination with the human form, also seen in many of his sculptures. 

"Spiral is based on personal observations and translated into poetic equivalents which deal with the intensity of man's basic experiences - some lived, some imagined, not necessarily in a chronological order or about a specific man. In my film, birth and death run parallel. The ambulance is a metaphor. Danger is always there. Survivors are not heroes. For man, time is an albatross; for the child, a toy"
Sorel Etrog, 1975

Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof is an experimental filmmaker, scholar and Assistant Professor at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson. Izabella's writings on cinema, art, dance, technology and culture, have appeared in Parol, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, and in Ultimate Reality and Meaning Journal (Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Philosophy of Understanding), and in anthologies on media arts and on screen dance, including a chapter in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Screendance. Izabella's film and video projects have been presented at the Diagonal Film Archive in Seoul, South Korea (2008), at the 10th Festival des Cinéma Différent de Paris in France (2008), and at Canadian Film Institute: CAFÉ eX in Ottawa (2007). She has received many awards from film festivals, as well as grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, NFB, LIFT, and Ryerson University. Her films are included in collections at several universities and in video anthologies, including: Made by Hand, Contre L'Oeil, and Loop Collective. She is the co-founder and an active member of the Toronto-based experimental film collective, the Loop Collective. Her work as an artist and scholar is interdisciplinary and often explores connections between art, bodies, and technology.

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