Film Screening: David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)
Wednesday, April 22
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
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt
January 22 to April 25, 2020
Six Trends Inc.
Jane Tingley, Dr. 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.