Don’t forget that Edward Burtynsky: Oil is still on at the Canadian Museum of Nature. This series of large-scale photographs capture the industries and locations shaped by the extraction and use of this energy source. And every Thursday and Friday, the museum screens the documentary “Manufactured Landscapes" (catch it for free tonight as part of their Free Thursdays).
During the summer, one of my favourite things to do in this city is catch a film or video art screening in SAW Video’s outdoor courtyard. This Friday night, they are partnering with the Canadian Film Institute to present the meta-detective story film, YOU ARE HERE, by critically acclaimed Toronto-based director Daniel Cockburn. Pray for those thunderstorms to hold off!
Speaking of outdoor films, the Asinabka Film Festival, which celebrates indigenous film and media arts, kicks on next Wednesday evening, with a free screening of The Lesser Blessed on Victoria Island. The festival, which runs July 24th to the 28th, has a lot of other events, including tours of Sahakan, so definitely check out the full schedule.
So, I guess the thing to do this week is watch a film - outdoors or indoors. Have a fun weekend everyone!
Image: Edward Burtynsky, SOCAR Oil Fields #3, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006. Chromogenic colour print.