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E.S.P.: Visual Fields
March 3rd, 2019 – March 3rd, 2018

Fillip and Cineworks are pleased to announce E.S.P., a new, ongoing film series looking at the relationship between cinema and speculative modes of visuality. Focusing on an interdisciplinary space between documentary, narrative, and formalist film, E.S.P. will present work that complicates notions of science and fiction and the binary systems of knowledge they have come to represent.

Join us Sunday, March 3 at 2pm at the Cinematheque, Vancouver, for “Visual Fields,” the first of several screenings as part of E.S.P.

The series opens with the North American premier of Reclaiming Vision (2018), a new film by Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen, and the Canadian premier of Motion at a Distance (2018) by Lindsay Packer and Andrew Yong Hoon Lee. The afternoon will conclude with a screening of Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals (1978) by the groundbreaking French director Jean Painlevé.

Set in the brackish waters of the inner Oslo Fjord, Reclaiming Vision mimics the tropes of scientific research but in ways that complicate various paradigms of human inquiry. As the Dijkman and Johannessen declare, “the film is inspired by real and historical events,” in a way that draws connections between micro-organic life and our mediated relationship to a changing natural environment.

Motion at a Distance combines Lee’s interest in optical sound with Packer’s background in light-based installation and performance. Shadow shapes emerge, interact, and receded as luminous, temporary geometries call into question the division between analog and digital ways of seeing and believing. Production support received from Mono No Aware, New York.

Known for his completely unclassifiable films, Painlevé’s work helped craft a new cinematic language existing between poetry, abstraction, and science. Our screening of Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals was generously supported by Les Documents Cinématographiques, Paris.

Event History
2019
  1. E.S.P.: BeDevil
  2. Launch: Supplement 5: Mr. Peanut Summit
  3. E.S.P.: Ecologies
  4. Reading Group: Rebecca La Marre in Conversation with Tiziana La Melia
  5. Reading Group: The Culture Game with Patrick Cruz
  6. David Reinfurt: A *New* Program for Graphic Design
  7. E.S.P.: Visible Language Workshop
  8. Means of Production: Value Systems with Sarah Williams
  9. Stagelessness with Groupa o.k.
  10. E.S.P.: Visual Fields
2018
  1. Means of Production: On the Difficult with Jaclyn Bruneau
  2. Means of Production: Living as an Artist with Eli Bornowsky
  3. Means of Production: W.A.G.E. with Andrea Fraser
  4. Kandis WIlliams: Reproduction is Not a Metaphor
  5. Andrea Fraser: Museums, Money and Politics
  6. Means of Production: How to Make a Book with Steidl
  7. Means of Production: Photography as Tool with Winfried Heininger
  8. Listening Group: VWAM
  9. Means of Production: Research with Mercedes Eng
  10. Means of Production: Criticism with Steffanie Ling
  11. Reading Group: A History of Resistance with Grace Ndiritu
  12. Means of Production: Printing with Brick Press
  13. Reading Group: On Kathy Acker
  14. Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker
2017
  1. Reading Group: Nathan Crompton on Utopias
  2. Reading Group: Antonia Pinter
  3. Listening Group: The Red Krayola
  4. Supplement Launch: Berlin
  5. V-Girls: The Question of Manet's Olympia
  6. Hotel Theory Reader: Vancouver Launch
2016
  1. Reading Group: Zanna Gilbert
  2. Mr. Peanut Summit
  3. Reading Group: Grant Arnold
  4. Reading Group: Martine Syms
2015
  1. John C. Welchman: Joseph Kosuth's The Second Investigation in Vancouver
  2. SWARM XVI: Fillip, Punk 'til You Punk
  3. Eternal Network
2014
  1. Fillip Office Open House!
  2. Fillip 19 Launch and Screening
2013
  1. Slide Shows at X Marks the Bökship
  2. Institutions by Arists Launch at Et al.
  3. Intangible Economies at Artists Space
2012
  1. Institutions by Artists
  2. Intangible Economies at Art Berlin Contemporary
  3. Sumi Ink Club
  4. Grouper: Sleep
  5. Robert Ashley Speaking Thru Will Holder
  6. Fillip 16: Berlin Launch
  7. Fillip 16: Toronto Launch
  8. Pa/per View Art Book Fair
  9. It's a Book, It's a Stage, It's a Public Place
  10. Destroy All Monsters Screening
  11. Fillip at ARCO Experts Forum
2011
  1. Intangible Economies
  2. Quiz Night
  3. David Horvitz: Room 129
  4. Recent Publications
  5. Of Times Recent and Distant
  6. Secondary Information: The Persistence and Absence of Criticism
2010
  1. The AAAARG Library
  2. Everything is Dangerous
  3. Fillip 12 Now Available
  4. Unter dem Motto
  5. International Chilliwack Biennial
  6. Motto Storefront: Ooga Booga
  7. Motto Storefront: Working Format
  8. Motto Storefront: Metahaven
  9. Motto Storefront: Oscar Tuazon
  10. Motto Storefront: Andjeas Ejiksson
  11. Motto Storefront: Avalanche Launch and Screening
  12. Motto Storefront: Rob Giampietro
  13. Motto Storefront: Stuart Bailey
  14. Motto Storefront
  15. John C. Welchman on Paul McCarthy’s Pirate Project
  16. David Horvitz Artist Talk
  17. Mark Manders: Window with Fake Newspapers and Traducing Ruddle
  18. Getting Something Into One's Head
2009
  1. Autogestion Book Launch
  2. Fillip Library and Reading Room Launch
  3. Fillip Summer Sale
  4. Corinn Gerber of Passenger Books
  5. Stockholm and Berlin Launches
  6. David Horvitz of ASDF
  7. Montréal Launch and Collaboration
  8. Issue Nine Vancouver Launch
  9. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
  10. Fillip Review Panel: February 2009
2008
  1. Vancouver Launch of Two Artist Multiples
  2. The Apartment Inhabits the Fillip Studio
  3. Nick Thurston of Information as Material
  4. Rotterdam Dialogues: The Critics
  5. Fillip Review Panel: October 2008
  6. Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister
  7. Next: Documentary Perspectives in Contemporary Art
  8. Paul Chan Screening
  9. Issue Seven Vancouver Launch & Talk
  10. 22nd KIOSK Exhibition in Rennes
2007
  1. Fillip at castillo/corrales, Paris
  2. Fillip at the New York Art Book Fair