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Wavelengths 2: Notes on The Archive

by Paddy Johnson on September 9, 2012
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Watching Lillian Schwartz’s UFOs in 3D last night made me very happy. It was the closing film at TIFF’s second night of Wavelengths screenings at The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackson Hall, and the highlight so far. Schwartz was one of the first to use computer code to create videos as art, and the work—made in 1971 at Bell Labs—still looks amazing.

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Wavelengths: Doing Away With Formulas

by Paddy Johnson on September 8, 2012
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“That wasn’t the [Thomas Demand] film we intended to screen,” curator Andrea Picard informed the audience after the Wavelength screening last night at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Demand was one of five participating artists in the program, which included Fern Silva, Shambhavi Kaul, Blake Williams and Ernie Gehr, and arguably the weakest inclusion.

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