Solid Waste: Jp King


This 28-Minute experimental documentary is the culmination of Jp King's graduate research in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design at OCAD University.

 
DateThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:30am to 2:00am

Cost

Free

Website

http://www.jpking.ca/

Location

Cinecycle - 129 Spadina Ave.

Free Public Screening:

Solid Waste
A Film by Jp King (IAMD '15)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Doors at 7:30pm, Film starts at 8pm
Cinecycle - 129 Spadina Ave.

Solid Waste is a cinematic experience grounded in surrealist ethnographic techniques, which juxtapose the abject with the sublime in search of meaning in the waste-stream. This 28-Minute experimental documentary is the culmination of Jp King's graduate research in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design at OCAD University, and was produced with assistance from The City of Toronto, Solid Waste Management Services, Nuit Blanche, and Sean Martindale, an IAMD OCAD Alumni. Absent of a narrator and relying on sensuously-grounded observation, this film goes behind the scenes of industrial-scale waste management processing facilities to make visible the underworld of garbage. Despite sharing an aesthetic sensibility with the recent photographic trend of ruin porn, Solid Waste seeks to go beyond surface representation of urban decay in search of a lively dismantling of social constructed perceptions of waste-matter. Like a mirror held up to the audience, Solid Waste offers a mortality tale in which we learn about the second-lives of our everyday objects.

Jp King acknowledges the support of SSHRC, OCAD U, and The City of Toronto, and thanks both Paulette Phillips and Michael Prokopow for their guidance.

DateThursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:30am to 2:00am

Cost

Free

Website

http://www.jpking.ca/

Location

Cinecycle - 129 Spadina Ave.

Solid Waste poster with image of garbage
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:30am to 2:00am

Free Public Screening:

Solid Waste
A Film by Jp King (IAMD '15)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Doors at 7:30pm, Film starts at 8pm
Cinecycle - 129 Spadina Ave.

Solid Waste is a cinematic experience grounded in surrealist ethnographic techniques, which juxtapose the abject with the sublime in search of meaning in the waste-stream. This 28-Minute experimental documentary is the culmination of Jp King's graduate research in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design at OCAD University, and was produced with assistance from The City of Toronto, Solid Waste Management Services, Nuit Blanche, and Sean Martindale, an IAMD OCAD Alumni. Absent of a narrator and relying on sensuously-grounded observation, this film goes behind the scenes of industrial-scale waste management processing facilities to make visible the underworld of garbage. Despite sharing an aesthetic sensibility with the recent photographic trend of ruin porn, Solid Waste seeks to go beyond surface representation of urban decay in search of a lively dismantling of social constructed perceptions of waste-matter. Like a mirror held up to the audience, Solid Waste offers a mortality tale in which we learn about the second-lives of our everyday objects.

Jp King acknowledges the support of SSHRC, OCAD U, and The City of Toronto, and thanks both Paulette Phillips and Michael Prokopow for their guidance.

Venue & Address: 
Cinecycle - 129 Spadina Ave.
Website: 
http://www.jpking.ca/
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 
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