IN THE CITY , Canada, 2001
Fic, DVD Tranfer Loop, col, 9’
(included in Work in Progress' section of the 11th Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de Vila do Conde, from 29th June to 6th July of 2003)
Considered the finest experimental filmmaker – or in his words – "fringe filmmaker" of his generation, the prolific and mercurial Mike Hoolboom (b. 1959, Toronto) has made over 50 films and videos since 1980. He has also played a major curatorial and critical role in the Canadian avant-garde film community, working as the fringe film officer at the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre from 1988 to 1990, where he started the now defunct magazine The Independent Eye. In 1989, with Jonathan Pollard, Barbara Sternberg, Philip Hoffman and Gary Popovich, he formed the artist-run exhibition group Pleasure Dome, devoted to fringe film and video.
By Jason McBride
Retrospective at Vila do Conde, 2003:
Tom, Canada, 2002, Doc, 75’, BETA SP, Col.
Imitations of Life, Canada, 2003, Doc, 75’, BETA SP, Col.
Escape in Canada, Canada, 1993, Fic, 9’, 16mm, Col.
Passing on, Canada, 1997, Fic, 21’, 16mm, Col.
Mexico, Canada, 1992, Fic, 35’, 16mm, Col.