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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS:

EVERY SHOT FROM DZIGA VERTOV’S MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA AS AN ANIMATED GIF

Installation exhibition as a part of MUTA International Festival of Audiovisual Appropriation.
Spanish Cultural Center, Lima, Peru.

In “Every Shot from Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera as an Animated GIF” Vertov’s pioneering film Man with a Movie Camera is meticulously reorganized and reconfigured spatially as a series of animated GIF montages, projected large scale. One complete viewing of the GIF montage series contains every shot in the film, edit for edit, offering viewers an alternate way‚ at once strange and familiar‚ to experience this revolutionary film.

Postponed due to global pandemic – coming 2021.


RECENT EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS:

HERE YOU CAN ONLY GAIN RESPECT BY KILLING OTHER MEN
by Renée Lear

Pleasure Dome: New Toronto Works 2020 program goes on tour!

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New Toronto Works in Philadelphia, PA
ONLINE SCREENING & ARTIST TALK
Screening: December 16 – 20, 2020
Presented by Pleasure Dome in partnership with Lightbox Film Center
lightboxfilmcenter.org

New Toronto Works in Victoria, BC
ONLINE SCREENING & ARTIST TALK
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
4:00 pm PT/ 7:00 pm ET
Presented by Pleasure Dome in partnership with The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria BC
thefiftyfifty.net

New Toronto Works in Winnipeg MB, Regina and Saskatoon, SK
Online Screening & Panel Discussion: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Screening: 7pm CST/ 8pm ET on Facebook & Twitch
Panel: 8pm CST/ 9pm ET
Presented by Pleasure Dome in partnership with Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Winnipeg Film Group and PAVED Arts
https://www.facebook.com/events/288824119214710/

New Vancouver Works & New Toronto Works
Presented by Pleasure Dome and Vivo Media Arts Centre
ONLINE SCREENING & ARTIST TALK
Screening: Friday October 16, 2020 5pm PT/8pm ET
Artist talk: Saturday October 17, 2020 12pm PT/3pm ET
pdome.org
vivomediaarts.com

New Toronto Works in Halifax, NS
Presented by by Pleasure Dome in partnership with Atlantic Filmmakers Co-operative
Online Screening: October 12 – 17, 2020
afcoop.ca


RAT-DRIFTING: THE TITILLATORS
Concert video of The Titillators live perfomance from Tania Gill’s garage by Renée Lear.
Online concert event presented by Arraymusic.
October 7, 2020 at 8pm.
www.arraymusic.ca


HERE YOU CAN ONLY GAIN RESPECT BY KILLING OTHER MEN

Awarded Honourable Mention at
Experimental Forum 2020
Los Angeles, California
July 19, 2020.


HERE YOU CAN ONLY GAIN RESPECT BY KILLING OTHER MEN

A new video by Renée Lear
presented by
Pleasure Dome
New Toronto Works
Saturday, May 16, 2020
7:30pm – 11:30pm

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Program screened online followed by Q&A
Tickets $10.00 or PWYC
Visit the Facebook Event for tickets:
https://www.facebook.com/events/888108618293349/
Screening available to stream from Pleasure Dome until June 6, 2020
at
pdome.org


HERE YOU CAN ONLY GAIN RESPECT BY KILLING OTHER MEN
A new video by Renée Lear

Cosmic Rays Film Festival
March 5-6, 2020
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA


SCRAPPY ART ROCK YOU CAN DANCE TO
VIDEOS SCREENING AT YYZ

“Summer” video still Renée Lear«

Artist and Musician Josh Thorpe asked some artists to make videos for his new album, Scrappy Art Rock You Can Dance To.  I am one of those artists! All the videos will screened at YYZ‘s 40th Anniversary Party at the end of March. Can’t make it to the party? The album and the videos can be heard and seen here.

YYZ Artist’s Outlet
140-401 Richmond St. West, Toronto
Saturday, March 30th, 2019. 7-9pm


THE JENNI HOUSE WALTZ

A dance and video performance.

February 8, 2019 at 10pm
Available Light Film Festival
Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT.

Video by Renée Lear
Dance by Aimée Dawn Robinson
Live music by Scott Maynard and Sam Gallagher


BESTIARY

December 7, 2017 to February 24, 2018

The Migration Stops Here in Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto
Photo by Toni Hafkensheid

Ceramics by
Janet Macpherson
Video by
Renée Lear
at the
Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse, YT


MUSIC VIDEOS
PREMIERE

December 6, 2017 at 8pm
Array Space
155 Walnut Ave. Toronto

Premiere video screening of Careless Thoughts and They Call this Everything
For Ryan Driver‘s album release of Careless Thoughts (released by Tin Angel, UK). Music starts at 8pm, followed by video screening. The music will amaze.


EVERY SHOT FROM DZIGA VERTOV’S MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA AS AN ANIMATED GIF

October 27, 28, 29, 2017
Array Space
155 Walnut Ave. Toronto
12pm to 5pm
Gallery installation
Free

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8pm to Midnight
The entire 3-hour, 43-minute montage will be screened with Ryan Driver providing a live soundtrack.
Latecomers welcome, come and go as you please. Cashbar!
$15 / PWYC

This is the inaugural event of the 2017/2018 Rat-drifting Concert Series, programmed by Arraymusic’s Artistic Director, Martin Arnold.


EVERY SHOT FROM DZIGA VERTOV’S MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA AS AN ANIMATED GIF

Hallwalls Center for the Arts exhibition invitation for Renée Lear's Every Shot from Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera as an Animated GIF

A Solo Exhibition by Renée Lear at
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Buffalo, New York
March 10 to April 28, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2017, 8 – 11pm
Artist Talk: Friday, March 10 at 8pm



A CANADIAN BESTIARY

February 14 to May 22, 2017

The Migration Stops Here in Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto
Photo by Toni Hafkensheid

Ceramics by
Janet Macpherson
Video by
Renée Lear
at the
Gardiner Museum
in Toronto