Meditation on Peace

4:23 / Canada / 2014 / Super 8 / Sound

Synopsis: Meditation on Peace is a pixilation film in which a figure (filmmaker Keith Lock) practices Chen Taiji while events in the world around him move much faster than usual. A Super 8 riff on Maya Deren's Meditation on Violence.

Director: Keith Lock

Artist bio: Born in Toronto, Keith Lock holds an M.F.A. degree in film from York University. Keith worked as Claude Jutra's assistant as well as Michael Snow's cinematographer on a number of works. His student film, Flights of Frenzy, won the Best Super 8 Award at the UNESCO 10th Muse International, Amsterdam, 1969. Credited by Cinemaya as one of the first Chinese Canadian Filmmakers, he was a founding member and first chair of the Toronto Filmmaker's Co-op, which later morphed into LIFT.