Bageroo 1 – January 24, 2020, 7:00pm

With so much amazing work this year, the programming committee is thrilled to share three wonderful volumes of this year’s Bageroo programme! Selected from our open call for submissions, the featured films explore many themes including thinking about moms and malls. They consider the domestic and social while also playfully yet seriously looking at nature up close up. They explore fleeting moments, and consider issues that continue to shape our realities. This volume is augmented by a commissioned film by Morgan Sears Williams.

Supported by Trinity Square Video

Sandy McLennan
Moving, part one
2019 / double 8mm / sound / 3:37

Same shot of my house, Double 8mm film variously hand-processed, over months of thinking about moving. Sound on a cassette pulled from a box I was going to purge; tape from 1986 (the year I moved here), now chance overdubbing my thoughts on to a radio program about the power of women.

Ryan Ferguson
Other Routes
2019 / Super 8 / live sound / 3:14

Other Routes is a memory, a moment in time repeated over and over. A catalog of images, sounds, thoughts and impressions lost over time in it’s own repetition. Once reclaimed and restored is the memory as it is retold the same as the moment in which it took place?

Josh Weissbach
To All Those
2020 / Super 8 on 16mm / sound / 6:25

A city symphony in miniature, dedicated to anyone who has gotten lost in thought while stuck on the midwinter train. to all that unfolds in those private reveries.

Blaine Speigel
Rock and Roll Postcard
2019 / Super 8 / live sound / 4:00

He wrote me from Munich, Germany in July 1980 about their random european travels, full of serendipitous happenings; there was lots of music, some amazing concerts; many blurred memories; many unrequited lusts!!! One weekend stands out in a special, unique way and there happens to be some well-exposed film to prove it!! With a new soundtrack featuring live spoken word and audio processing!

Tiff Bartel
Portage Place
2019 / Super 8 / sound / 3:28

An ironic look at Winnipeg’s Portage Place shopping mall, from its opening day (September 17, 1987), to what may be its final days (Fall of 2019). Created for the 2019 WNDX One Take Super 8 Challenge.

Meganelizabeth Diamond + Aaron Zeghers
Take Care
2018 / Super 8 / sound / 3:36

Amidst the frantic flurry of moving day, a film. Shirking our responsibilities until the bitter end, this bittersweet and fond farewell to an apartment well-lived and a job well-done. Caretakers of the Year. Shot in a single take on Super 8.

Carol Cece Anderson
My mom, Enid
2019 / Super 8 / sound / 2:55

“My mom, Enid” is a loving portrait of a mother, shot on super 8 colour reversal film at the filmmaker’s childhood home in LaSalle, Quebec, and at the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Aisha and Andalah Ali
Hydrangeae, or, the Vicissitudes of Public/Private Space

2019 / 8mm / silent / 5:35

We rented a super-8 camera from the liaison of independent filmmakers of toronto on dupont street, bought four reels of super-8 film from niagara custom lab on st helens avenue. we walked from palmerston boulevard and filmed hydrangea bushes on the way to niagara custom lab to get the film developed considering here: how/when private space can be appropriated for public use,
what secrets we can find in its patterns
taste, why, what, how

Colby Richardson
2019 / Super 8 / sound / 2:35

Filmed on super 8 in an underground concourse located directly beneath Winnipeg’s famous Portage and Main intersection. HEAD takes a structuralist examination of the often overlooked 360 degree concrete relief mural that spans the entirety of the underground passageway.

Daniel Hackborn
Untitled II
2019 / Super 8 / silent / 3:04

Untitled II is a hand-processed black and white film shot over the course of a few hot summer days. It tries to combine the ideology behind small-format film (quick, hand-held) and a very fast pace to reflect on the speed of perception.

Alexander Rogalski
cervus canadensis
2019 / Super 8 / sound / 3:38

The elk or wapiti is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose (Alces alces) to which the name “elk” applies in British English. Audio courtesy of Elk Island (1985 – NFB).

Ilse Kramer
Tidal Bored VI

2019 / Super 8 / silent / 3:24

The tidal bored series continues to ebb and flow like the tides in the bay of fundy. this sixth installment finds us at burntcoat head, nova scotia, with a natural fade to black as the tide comes in, the sun sets and night sets in.

Morgan Sears Williams
when we see each other
2019 / Super 8 / sound / 3:16

when we see each other explores queer femme joy and pleasure through the abstracted gaze of the artist. The work engages with the idea of a queer femme gaze and the freedom of existing and performing for our own pleasure. Featuring audio conversations with femmes elaborating on their relationship to themselves and their communities, this film is an experiment further exploring the artists interest in queer femme existence.