Ryerson University is hosting "The New Paragone: The Cinema and Vanguard Art Movements, A Symposium on the Avant-Garde and the Early Reception of the Cinema" - a 4 day long event being held this week (starting March 11th) inspired by the release of R. Bruce Elder's latest book entitled "Harmony and Dissent: Film and Avant-garde Art Movements in the Early Twentieth Century". It has a very interesting lineup of panels and screenings including an appearance by noted experimental filmmaker Michael Snow ("Wavelength").
One of my favourite panel items (you can see the whole program here) is this listing:
- The Man With The Movie Camera, The Participatory Global Remake
At the very least, I'm intrigued...
All events are free, so if you are in the Toronto area and have any interest in avant-garde film or simply the history of filmmaking, consider checking out some of the sessions.