Film Screening: David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 6:30pm


Film Screening: David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)
Wednesday, April 22
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Free event as part of Onsite Gallery's public event program for CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt.

Set in the near-future, eXistenZ depicts a society in which game designers are worshipped as superstars and players can organically enter inside the games. At the centre of the story is Allegra Geller whose latest games system eXistenZ taps so deeply into its users’ fears and desires that it blurs the boundaries between reality and escapism.

Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
Rated: R
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg


CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt
January 22 to April 25, 2020

Jason Baerg
Tom Barker
Rob Elsworthy
Samantha Fickel
Dennis Kavelman
Nick Puckett
Six Trends Inc.
Jane Tingley, Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel

Curated by Tom Barker

This exhibition of leading-edge digital art, or eArt, investigates the future of human society through technology, innovation and design. It encourages audiences to reflect on the symbiotic relationship between technology and human society, and the resulting possibilities for our future through algorithms, identity and the nature of reality.



Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays to Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.


Image: David Cronenberg's eXistenZ (still), 1999.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
416-977-6000 x456
David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30pm


Hot off the press, this new book offers an oral history collage of Toronto’s underground movie collective. They built four theatres, fought censorship, made artist’s films, published catalogues, ran an art gallery, showed and distributed movies from around the world. Here at last is the story told by people who were there. 235 pages. Published by the Canadian Film Institute

Free viewing of 5 essential movies, plus a free book. Please join us for a luxurious screening of a handful of artist’s movies that look at the revolution in Nicaragua, feminist construction zones, and a Ukranian survivor of the Second World War.

Ville - quelle ville? by Midi Onodera 4 min. 1984

DP2 by Peter Dudar 16 min, 2014

The Iconography of Venus by Annette Mangaard 5 min, 1987

Eye of the Mask (excerpt) by Judith Doyle 27 min, 1985

Canada Mini-Notes by Jim Anderson 15 min, 1974


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

6:30 pm • TIFF Lightbox, 350 King Street

Venue & Address: 
TIFF Lightbox, 350 King Street
Underground book cover