in/future Schedule

In addition to the daily scheduled programming below, there are over 40 durational art projects that can be viewed at any time throughout the festival. Please visit Art + Music to see full programming details

Seating for Cinesphere programs is on a first-come first-served basis, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled screening start time to find your seat.

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Thursday, Sep. 15th

Time

Artist

Location

Type

7:00PM7:45PM

ABAKOS

Congolese-Canadian artists Pierre Kwenders and Ngabonziza Kiroko of ABAKOS borrowed their name from the fraught political history of the Democratic Republic of Congo: An Abacost was originally the Mao-inspired suit which Mobutu Sese Seko made standard for the country in his efforts to counteract European influence in the 70’s

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM10:00PM

Peggy Baker Dance Projects

The Perfect Word is a dance installation that sets ten dancers in motion, each performing a six-minute solo in succession, cycling for a duration of up to twelve hours. The performers dance while describing, in their mother tongues, the symbolic meaning of key words that relate to the natural world, our bodies, and the objects we make and use.

Silo #3 Performance +

7:00PM12:00AM

Dave Dyment

20,000 years of cinematic history condensed into the length of a short feature film. Comprised entirely of establishing shots from cinema and television, Timeline begins in the year 17,000 BC and ends in 2805 AD.

Outdoor Pod Projection Film & Video +

8:00PM8:15PM

Erin Poole and Walter Kaheróton Scott

"Take my scepter/take my blade", is a piece set to Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie by Roberto De Simone, from the opera, "La Gatta Cenerentola" (The Cat Cinderella). It is an activation of a predicative tarot reading recently given to the choreopragher. The themes of lust, longing, and desire inSecondo Coro Delle Lavandaie are a backdrop for this interpretation of potential futures - where the "future" encounters of lust, longing and desire are potentially fulfilled in the present through contemplation, and improvisational auto-erotic movement, through several chapters. "Take my scepter/take my blade" was originally commissioned by Toronto Dance Theatre for its Singular Bodies program, and premiered at the Winchester Street Theatre on April 14, 2016.

Atom Blaster Performance +

8:00PM9:40PM

Wrik Mead

Wrik Mead’s film, A Place to Stand, addresses and contrasts the state of LGBTQ rights around the globe in two eras: 1971 (the year that Ontario Place opened) and 2016. Making use of a dizzying array of anti-gay protest footage captured and posted on the internet, Mead’s protagonist bears witness to the fractures, shifts, improvements and resistances that have brought us to this time in LGBTQ history.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:00PM9:40PM

Konrad Kästner

Kathedral uses the Chinese city of Ordos—built for 2 million people in inner Mongolia—as a parable about human greed. Built as an investment opportunity for speculators on the property market, the city remains mostly abandoned, even as housing prices continue to rise. Accompanied by a short story by German writer Michael Ende, Kaetner’s film explores the financial and communal ingredients that constitute (or fail to constitute) Ordo’s life as a city.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:00PM9:40PM

Zephyr

A collaborative project from filmmaker Sylvain Chaussee and composer Adrian Gordon Cook, Zephyr is an audiovisual performance piece that uses 16mm film loops and repetitive musical patterns to explore cinema’s potential to build up and play with audience expectations. Drawing on the long-standing, emotionally charged relationship between music and cinema, Zephyr reflects on the synchronous histories of the two media.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:00PM9:40PM

Bear Witness presented by Pleasure Dome and TSV

A member of A Tribe Called Red, in partnership with Pleasure Dome and Trinity Square Video, will present a new work on the large screen of the iconic Cinesphere in response to original IMAX films from the Ontario Place archive, which will also be screened as part of the festival.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:00PM9:40PM

IMAX: North of Superior

Directed by Graeme Ferguson, 1971. As the seasons change, so too does the northern way of life in Graeme Ferguson’s spectacular and enduringly beautiful North of Superior. A tribute to Ontario’s northland and its landscape, the film has remained one of Canada’s most popular and famous films, and features a fiery climax that is sure to not only engulf your vision, but your thoughts for days to come.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:00PM11:00PM

Globetrotter presents DJ General Eclectic's Boom Bike

General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe and back again with the flick of his wrist! He mixes effortlessly between genres, defying categorization while rocking audiences from the most die-hard music lover to the casual party goer.

Music +

8:15PM9:15PM

Alysha Brilla

2014 & 2015 Juno Nominee Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed singer / songwriter. Her second album “Womyn” was released Sept 2014 and the title track was CBC Radio Song Of The Week. She plays guitar, piano, djembe, creating a unique original soul-folk sound and has performed on stages internationally.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

9:15PM10:15PM

Amanda Acorn presented by Dancemakers

In Leisure Palace, an immersive installation that shifts between dance party and dreamscape, collaborators Amanda Acorn, Ann Trépanier and dj Põ NY, play with the act of spectatorship. Developed in residence at the Stoneboat Farm Artist Retreat and Videofag, and presented at in/future by Dancemakers, the project questions the emotional and environmental effects of spaces built with a desired outcome in mind.

Atom Blaster Performance +

9:45PM11:00PM

Vox Sambou

Vox Sambou is originally from Limbé on the northern coast of Haiti but now lives in Montreal. He has been writing and performing music for over 10 years as an independent artist and as a founding member of Nomadic Massive. Vox has released 3 solo albums to this day.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Friday, Sep. 16th

Time

Artist

Location

Type

12:00PM1:00PM

Swan Boat Residency

Please stay tuned to see a list of artists participating in the Swan Boat Residency.

Swan Boat Performance +

4:00PM5:20PM

Dave Dyment

20,000 years of cinematic history condensed into the length of a short feature film. Comprised entirely of establishing shots from cinema and television, Timeline begins in the year 17,000 BC and ends in 2805 AD.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM7:40PM

Faye Mullen

A site-specific performance for the breaker at sunset. This internationally exhibited artist whose practice focuses on failure, materiality and weight will activate the breaker wall that juts out from the West Island's north-west most point in a durational and beautifully ritualized group performance.

Breaker Point Performance +

7:00PM10:00PM

Peggy Baker Dance Projects

The Perfect Word is a dance installation that sets ten dancers in motion, each performing a six-minute solo in succession, cycling for a duration of up to twelve hours. The performers dance while describing, in their mother tongues, the symbolic meaning of key words that relate to the natural world, our bodies, and the objects we make and use.

Silo #3 Performance +

7:00PM7:45PM

Nagata Shachu Japanese Taiko

While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan, our principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM11:00PM

Globetrotter presents DJ General Eclectic's Boom Bike

General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe and back again with the flick of his wrist! He mixes effortlessly between genres, defying categorization while rocking audiences from the most die-hard music lover to the casual party goer.

Music +

8:00PM8:30PM

MUTEK presents Nicolas Bernier

Nicolas Bernier creates sound performances, installations, musique concrète, live electronics, post-rock, noise improv, video art while also working with dance, theatre, moving images and interdisciplinary contexts. In the midst of this eclecticism, his artistic concerns remain constant: the balance between the cerebral and the sensual, and between organic sound sources and digital processing.Awardee of the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica's Golden Nica (Austria) in 2013, his work also caught the interest of SONAR (Spain), Mutek (Canada), DotMov Festival (Japan) and Transmediale (Germany) and have been published on labels like Crónica (Portugal), LINE (US), leerraum (Switzerland) and Entr'acte (UK). He holds a PhD in sonic arts from the University of Huddersfield (UK). He is a member of Perte de signal, a media arts research and development centre based in Montreal. He is teaching in the Digital Music program of the Université de Montréal.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Music +

8:15PM9:15PM

Mariachi Flor De Toloache

Latin Grammy Nominees Mariachi Flor de Toloache make nyc history as its 1st & Only All­-Women Mariachi Group. Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi. While working to preserve centuries old traditions their Mix of the traditional & the modern pushesboundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:45PM9:45PM

Herman Kolgen presented by MUTEK

An acclaimed multidisciplinary artist with more than two decades of experience in media arts, Herman Kolgen lives and works in Montreal. An audiocinetic sculptor, he draws his raw material from the intimate relationship between sound and image. Kolgen creates pieces that take on the form of installations, video and film works, performances and sound sculptures.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Music +

9:30PM9:45PM

Erin Poole and Walter Kaheróton Scott

"Take my scepter/take my blade", is a piece set to Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie by Roberto De Simone, from the opera, "La Gatta Cenerentola" (The Cat Cinderella). It is an activation of a predicative tarot reading recently given to the choreopragher. The themes of lust, longing, and desire inSecondo Coro Delle Lavandaie are a backdrop for this interpretation of potential futures - where the "future" encounters of lust, longing and desire are potentially fulfilled in the present through contemplation, and improvisational auto-erotic movement, through several chapters. "Take my scepter/take my blade" was originally commissioned by Toronto Dance Theatre for its Singular Bodies program, and premiered at the Winchester Street Theatre on April 14, 2016.

Atom Blaster Performance +

9:45PM11:00PM

Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble

Asiko is an all-original contemporary Afrobeat band led by a master of the craft, Foly Kolade. Our live show is a high-energy spectacle that incorporates Nigerian dance, percussion and costume. We specialize in making audiences get up and dance!

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Saturday, Sep. 17th

Time

Artist

Location

Type

12:00PM4:00PM

Blank Canvases

Presented by Blank Canvases, Beautiful Waste is an environmental art installation that explores Toronto’s waterfront history through found object art. In collaboration with the TDSB and Thinking Forward, youth from Central Toronto Academy will be involved in envisioning the project from start to finish, inviting school groups and families to contribute to the installation throughout in/future.

Driving School Education & Outreach +

12:00PM1:00PM

Swan Boat Residency

Please stay tuned to see a list of artists participating in the Swan Boat Residency.

Swan Boat Performance +

1:00PM2:30PM

Onsite Gallery at OCAD University

Onsite Gallery presents a four part speaker series that asks us to consider what is worth discussing, sharing and exploring in a post-apocalyptic state?

Various Locations Art Education & Outreach +

2:00PM3:00PM

Vtape - Program I

Merging science fiction and the recent past, the films in this program revisit the post-Expo 67 era of rapid change and technologically-mediated humanism, complicating idealisms and examining the potentials and shortcomings of the past’s visions of the future. Works by Susan Britton, Nina Levitt, Gillian Dykeman and Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:00PM3:00PM

Slipstreams presented by Critical Distance

Slipstreams, a program of moving-image works presented by the Critical Distance Centre for Curators (formerly TYPOLOGY), explores the slippage of time between past and future. Featuring works by Morehshin Allahyari, Maria Flawia Litwin, Manual Saiz, Marianna Milhorat and Terence Nance, Slipstreams explores the human desire to transcend the present.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:45PM3:30PM

Moskitto Bar

It all started with the connexion of three talented artist playing in the woods at OM Gathering, Ontario while the moskittos were feeding on them...and after a month of jamming and playing together, the connexion was only stronger... Ahmed from Iraq, brings his middle eastern deep soul influence, while Yura brings is Ukrainian/Balkan flavour and Tangi brings some crazy celtic/gypsy/French melodies which give them a unic sound that doesn't exist anywhere else than in Toronto. We are all feeding from each other, getting inspired while sharing, the best of both world. Moskitto Bar will involve and collaborate with lots of different artists and who knows what will be next...

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

3:00PM11:00PM

Globetrotter presents DJ General Eclectic's Boom Bike

General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe and back again with the flick of his wrist! He mixes effortlessly between genres, defying categorization while rocking audiences from the most die-hard music lover to the casual party goer.

Music +

3:10PM4:00PM

Alex McLeod

Toronto-based artist Alex McLeod presents two short, computer generated films. In SISYPHUS, a rock undulates uncannily along a rocky landscape, suggesting sentience or puppetry by an unseen force. In ALMOST HOME, a metallic structure navigates a grassy lawn. Both films use strange, futuristic forms to play with familiarity and discomfort.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

3:10PM4:00PM

Luke Painter

In Luke Painter’s 3D animation, The Teasers and the Tormentors, 20th century set design from theatre, film, and illusion shows take centre stage. Fascinated by video’s capacity to create illusions, Painter uses virtual mirrors to reveal the action outside of the camera to the viewer, creating the sense that a rich, complex environment exists beyond the set.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Art Film & Video +

3:10PM4:00PM

Zephyr

A collaborative project from filmmaker Sylvain Chaussee and composer Adrian Gordon Cook, Zephyr is an audiovisual performance piece that uses 16mm film loops and repetitive musical patterns to explore cinema’s potential to build up and play with audience expectations. Drawing on the long-standing, emotionally charged relationship between music and cinema, Zephyr reflects on the synchronous histories of the two media.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

4:00PM4:45PM

Zuze

Zuze plays afrofunk music from Iran. Zuze plays melodies mined from folk traditions of the near East, arranged for brass ensemble and set to an afrobeat rhythm section. Zuze is the sound of sunglasses being worn.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

4:45PM4:55PM

diaspora Dub presented by b current

b current is the hotbed for culturally-rooted theatre development in Toronto. We develop, produce and present new works by diverse artists primarily rooted in the cultural, social, and political experiences of the Canadian and international Black Diaspora.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music Performance +

5:15PM6:15PM

kLoX

Gurpreet Chana “The Tabla Guy” and Robert Mason melodically unite modulated Tabla and electronically processed Violin by integrating their classical training with computer aided performance technology. Sonically expansive soundscapes employing uniquely engineered rhythmic patterns will move you to explore the vast reaches of dance floor oriented Electronic music.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

6:15PM6:45PM

diaspora Dub presented by b current

b current is the hotbed for culturally-rooted theatre development in Toronto. We develop, produce and present new works by diverse artists primarily rooted in the cultural, social, and political experiences of the Canadian and international Black Diaspora.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music Performance +

6:45PM7:45PM

Chango Spasiuk

Chango Spasiuk is the unquestionable chamamé’s master, known by all in South America. Chamamé was born from traditional and rural music played by bands of 2 to 5 musicians integrating the accordion or the bandoneon, the violin, the guitar, the cajon and sometimes the double bass.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM10:00PM

Peggy Baker Dance Projects

The Perfect Word is a dance installation that sets ten dancers in motion, each performing a six-minute solo in succession, cycling for a duration of up to twelve hours. The performers dance while describing, in their mother tongues, the symbolic meaning of key words that relate to the natural world, our bodies, and the objects we make and use.

Silo #3 Performance +

8:00PM8:30PM

MUTEK presents Martin Messier

Martin Messier is a composer, performer and videomaker. If sound stands as the driving force of his work, Messier also quickly took an interest in the clash between electroacoustic music and other art forms as well as in artistic collaboration. That way, it is through the relationship between sound and material (objects or bodies) that Messier’s work take shape. He gives life to sound through different objects such as alarm clocks, pens and self-conceived machines. At the heart of this encounter between sounds and objects is the idea of pushing the everyday imaginary a little further, of magnifying these objects by giving them a voice and by reinventing their function. At the center of the dialogue between sound and the body in movement, there is a desire to reverse the hierarchical relation usually tied between music and choreography so that sound becomes the driving force of movements. In 2010, Messier founded 14 lieux, a sound production company for performing arts, in order to give a platform to such kind of sound work in the art scene. www.mmessier.com

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:15PM9:15PM

DOOMSQUAD

DOOMSQUAD is psychedelic electronic dance music from Toronto. Siblings Allie, Jaclyn & Trevor Blumas create dark, pulsating beats and hypnotic, incantatory jams that lead you into an experience of timeless, genderless contemplation. You are invited to dance through your consciousness.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:45PM9:45PM

MUTEK presents Maotik + Metametric

Since the early 1990s, prolific composer Jean-François Pedno has dabbled in a plethora of vastly dissimilar musical worlds.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

9:15PM10:15PM

Amanda Acorn presented by Dancemakers

In Leisure Palace, an immersive installation that shifts between dance party and dreamscape, collaborators Amanda Acorn, Ann Trépanier and dj Põ NY, play with the act of spectatorship. Developed in residence at the Stoneboat Farm Artist Retreat and Videofag, and presented at in/future by Dancemakers, the project questions the emotional and environmental effects of spaces built with a desired outcome in mind.

Atom Blaster Performance +

9:45PM11:00PM

BaBa ZuLa

BaBa ZuLa share their legacy with us through their music, a music born out of Istanbul. BaBa ZuLa features founding members Levent Akman , Murat Ertel , as well as Melike Şahin, Özgür Çakırlar and Periklis Tsoukalas

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Sunday, Sep. 18th

Time

Artist

Location

Type

1:00PM2:30PM

Onsite Gallery at OCAD University

Onsite Gallery presents a four part speaker series that asks us to consider what is worth discussing, sharing and exploring in a post-apocalyptic state?

Various Locations Art Education & Outreach +

2:00PM2:45PM

Turkwaz

United by long standing friendships and a love of singing, Brenna MacCrimmon, Maryem Tollar, Sophia Grigoriadis and Jayne Brown join forces to celebrate the stories of life through song. Their curiosity and insatiable thirst for musical experience has led to explorations of song traditions from the Middle East and Turkey to Greece and the Balkans.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

2:00PM5:00PM

Peggy Baker Dance Projects

The Perfect Word is a dance installation that sets ten dancers in motion, each performing a six-minute solo in succession, cycling for a duration of up to twelve hours. The performers dance while describing, in their mother tongues, the symbolic meaning of key words that relate to the natural world, our bodies, and the objects we make and use.

Silo #3 Performance +

2:00PM5:00PM

The Power Plant - Power Kids

Inspired by the triodesic dome structure of the Cinesphere, this family program will have participants creating inventive and futuristic dome and crystalline structures. Using fold-able 3D polygonal shapes, participants will construct their own unique structures of varying dimensions. After construction, they may name and classify their sculpture while preparing it to shine bright with slight alterations or decorations. After the program, participants may take their artwork home.

Skylight Space Education & Outreach +

2:00PM3:40PM

Tanya St-Pierre & Philippe-Aubert Gauthier

Tanya St. Pierre and Philippe-Aubert Gauthier’s diptych video, The Phantom Production, explores the cultural meanings of realism and photorealism. Using video footage, realistic synthetic images, and camera tracking, the piece questions the future of fabrication tools, and examines the human lust for accuracy and the seductiveness of illusion.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:00PM3:40PM

PVS

PVS is a design group whose members are designers, artists, creative technologists and researchers. The collective creates projects as a means to pursue inquiries into the political and conceptual aspects of interaction, space and media. Its members attempt to investigate how specific technologies of vision, communication and gesture support our experiences in participatory spaces.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:00PM3:40PM

Zephyr

A collaborative project from filmmaker Sylvain Chaussee and composer Adrian Gordon Cook, Zephyr is an audiovisual performance piece that uses 16mm film loops and repetitive musical patterns to explore cinema’s potential to build up and play with audience expectations. Drawing on the long-standing, emotionally charged relationship between music and cinema, Zephyr reflects on the synchronous histories of the two media.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:00PM3:40PM

Wrik Mead

Wrik Mead’s film, A Place to Stand, addresses and contrasts the state of LGBTQ rights around the globe in two eras: 1971 (the year that Ontario Place opened) and 2016. Making use of a dizzying array of anti-gay protest footage captured and posted on the internet, Mead’s protagonist bears witness to the fractures, shifts, improvements and resistances that have brought us to this time in LGBTQ history.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:00PM3:40PM

Jamie McMillan, Maikol Pinto, Kevin Chaves, Jeffrey Royiwsky & Mario Arnone

Five filmmakers revisit Roman Kroitor’s In the Labyrinth, the landmark 5 screen projection from EXPO 67 in Montreal, which became the catalyst for today’s IMAX technology. Through digital production the filmmakers return to the labyrinth to explore contemporary life, technology and culture with almost 50 years of evolution since the original film.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:00PM3:40PM

IMAX: Labyrinth (IV)

Directed by Roman Kroitor + Colin Low + Hugh O'Connor, 1967. Built around the theme of “Man the Hero,” Labyrinth was one of the most ambitious and striking films presented at Expo 67, attracting over a million visitors during its run. Screened in a five-story building with three unique chambers, the multiscreen images in each theatre, when reconciled, present the viewer with a film that challenges us to examine the self, our beginnings, our families, our world, and our impending and inevitable passing.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:45PM3:00PM

Erin Poole and Walter Kaheróton Scott

"Take my scepter/take my blade", is a piece set to Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie by Roberto De Simone, from the opera, "La Gatta Cenerentola" (The Cat Cinderella). It is an activation of a predicative tarot reading recently given to the choreopragher. The themes of lust, longing, and desire inSecondo Coro Delle Lavandaie are a backdrop for this interpretation of potential futures - where the "future" encounters of lust, longing and desire are potentially fulfilled in the present through contemplation, and improvisational auto-erotic movement, through several chapters. "Take my scepter/take my blade" was originally commissioned by Toronto Dance Theatre for its Singular Bodies program, and premiered at the Winchester Street Theatre on April 14, 2016.

Atom Blaster Performance +

3:00PM11:00PM

Globetrotter presents DJ General Eclectic's Boom Bike

General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe and back again with the flick of his wrist! He mixes effortlessly between genres, defying categorization while rocking audiences from the most die-hard music lover to the casual party goer.

Music +

3:15PM4:00PM

Sina Bathaie

Sina Bathaie, Composer, Santur player based in Toronto is known for his unique style and approach toward Persian contemporary music. His hypnotic music made his work distinguishable for fans around the world. Born in Iran, Sina started learning Santur at the age 7 from his father, Master Javad Bathaie. He then followed his passion in music by practicing Persian classical repertoire (Radif) with the instrument Oud and explored the concept of rhythm by learning Tonbak (Persian Percussion).

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

4:30PM5:30PM

Briga

Briga's songs are half instrumental, in French and English, all accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European and Romani folk sounds. Her unique sound is described as being delivered with a Turbo Folk edge, with Balkan & Moroccan grooves, and her wailing violin and sweet voice.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

5:45PM6:30PM

Kinnie Starr

Kinnie Starr is one of the most authentic & original Canadian artists of our time. Entirely self-trained, Starr moves from hip-hop to art-pop, folk to EDM. It's fearless, sensual and intuitive, politically charged and melodic, challenging listeners while making them bounce and nod.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM8:00PM

NANO STERN

Nano Stern’s Indie-Folk-Rock-Jazz sound bridges Chilean tradition with fresh, global relevance. A social activist and timely poet, Nano was coined “the best young Chilean songwriter of his generation” by Joan Baez. Agile across a range of instruments, Nano is beloved by thousands and respected for his humble yet powerful artistry.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM7:40PM

Faye Mullen

A site-specific performance for the breaker at sunset. This internationally exhibited artist whose practice focuses on failure, materiality and weight will activate the breaker wall that juts out from the West Island's north-west most point in a durational and beautifully ritualized group performance.

Breaker Point Performance +

7:00PM8:40PM

Peter Mettler & John Oswald

In John Oswald and Peter Mettler’s improvised live performance these two artists draw spontaneously from a large database of collected and self-produced movie and sound clips. Mixing, editing and layering them, the artists build a one-of-a-kind audiovisual experience whose references include cosmic recordings, autonomous spacecrafts, and time-travelling telescopes.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:00PM8:30PM

Mary Coble presented by FADO Performance Art

In Mary Coble's Pulse, the artist climbs the Cinesphere each day in order to repurpose it as a beacon of protest. A series of Morse Code messages are transmitted from the structure to receivers and relayers positioned throughout Ontario Place island. This collaborative gesture of solidarity merges activist and nautical language to amplify a collective call for action.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Performance +

8:00PM8:30PM

Mary Coble presented by FADO Performance Art

In Mary Coble's Pulse, the artist climbs the Cinesphere each day in order to repurpose it as a beacon of protest. A series of Morse Code messages are transmitted from the structure to receivers and relayers positioned throughout Ontario Place island. This collaborative gesture of solidarity merges activist and nautical language to amplify a collective call for action.

On top of Cinesphere presented by Air France Performance +

8:30PM9:45PM

Los Poetas

Hailing from Toronto and Vancouver, with roots in Chile, El Salvador and Argentina, Louwop, Ché Uno and Vago are Los Poetas. Fluidly incorporating English, Spanish and “Spanglish,” the trio bridges the gaps between the Americas and beyond, addressing the struggles and injustices that persist in their homelands as well as the duty to preserve their Latin roots through beats and rhymes. Conveying the Latino experience as raised in hip hop culture, Los Poetas, immensely skilled in the trade of that Ol' Boom Bap, are true masters of this presently misconceived and ambiguous art form.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Monday, Sep. 19th

Time

Artist

Location

Type

7:00PM7:40PM

Faye Mullen

A site-specific performance for the breaker at sunset. This internationally exhibited artist whose practice focuses on failure, materiality and weight will activate the breaker wall that juts out from the West Island's north-west most point in a durational and beautifully ritualized group performance.

Breaker Point Performance +

7:00PM8:40PM

Alex McLeod

Toronto-based artist Alex McLeod presents two short, computer generated films. In SISYPHUS, a rock undulates uncannily along a rocky landscape, suggesting sentience or puppetry by an unseen force. In ALMOST HOME, a metallic structure navigates a grassy lawn. Both films use strange, futuristic forms to play with familiarity and discomfort.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:40PM

Joe Hambleton

Two short films by John Hambleton use reconfiguration, collage, and cut-up techniques to play with personal narratives. In Days of Future Past, the artist borrows William S. Burroughs’s method of disassembling and reassembling a text to explore childhood musings and visions of the future. In Behind the Fourth Wall, Hambleton employs a scripted software to reconfigure videos and audio tracks in an attempt to find the perfect composition to represent his life.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:40PM

Slipstreams presented by Critical Distance

Slipstreams, a program of moving-image works presented by the Critical Distance Centre for Curators (formerly TYPOLOGY), explores the slippage of time between past and future. Featuring works by Morehshin Allahyari, Maria Flawia Litwin, Manual Saiz, Marianna Milhorat and Terence Nance, Slipstreams explores the human desire to transcend the present.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:40PM

Vtape - Program I

Merging science fiction and the recent past, the films in this program revisit the post-Expo 67 era of rapid change and technologically-mediated humanism, complicating idealisms and examining the potentials and shortcomings of the past’s visions of the future. Works by Susan Britton, Nina Levitt, Gillian Dykeman and Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:40PM

IMAX: Journey of Discovery

Directed by John Sebert, 1984. A panoramic journey through centuries of Ontario history (ending in the not-so-distant future of 2040), Journey of Discovery follows 13-year old Inouk Demers, the principal actor, through sequences depicting life from a settlement of United Empire Loyalists 200 years ago to the aforementioned, and domed, 2040. Tracing Ontario’s past and 1984’s hopes for the future, Journey is a lyrical and poignant take on our eclectic province.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM7:45PM

Los eStéreo-Tipos

Toronto-based global music stalwart Neil Gardiner brings his hallmark community-music activism to this new project - an ecstatic musical-revue of roots originals and old faves. Supported by some of the city's finest players, Neil's arranging, keyboard, accordion, trombone and vocal skills will be on full display.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:00PM8:30PM

Mary Coble presented by FADO Performance Art

In Mary Coble's Pulse, the artist climbs the Cinesphere each day in order to repurpose it as a beacon of protest. A series of Morse Code messages are transmitted from the structure to receivers and relayers positioned throughout Ontario Place island. This collaborative gesture of solidarity merges activist and nautical language to amplify a collective call for action.

On top of Cinesphere presented by Air France Performance +

8:15PM9:15PM

Nhapitapi

Nhapitapi meaning "the essence of sweetness" draws on the sounds of the Mbira (thumb piano) while shakers, drums, bass, guitar and marimba fill out the sound producing a unique brand of Chimurenga. The effect is magical and invigorating, and when the time is right energetic dance completes the party.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

9:45PM11:00PM

Bruce Peninsula

Since 2006, Bruce Peninsula has created a strange mix of gospel, western folk, blues and progressive rock, resulting in a style often praised for it’s “genre-less” qualities. Bruce Peninsula are a large ensemble from Toronto who believe in singing from the gut and letting the rhythm lead. BP has publicly laid low in recent years, but have remained active in the film composing community (most recently with 2015 success story Sleeping Giant) and with myriad satellite acts and solo projects (including The Weather Station, Eons, Twin Within and more). Bruce is now in the studio working on the follow up to 2009's A Mountain Is A Mouth and 2011's Open Flames.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Tuesday, Sep. 20th

Time

Artist

Location

Type

5:15PM6:35PM

Dave Dyment

20,000 years of cinematic history condensed into the length of a short feature film. Comprised entirely of establishing shots from cinema and television, Timeline begins in the year 17,000 BC and ends in 2805 AD.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM7:40PM

Faye Mullen

A site-specific performance for the breaker at sunset. This internationally exhibited artist whose practice focuses on failure, materiality and weight will activate the breaker wall that juts out from the West Island's north-west most point in a durational and beautifully ritualized group performance.

Breaker Point Performance +

7:00PM8:30PM

Slipstreams presented by Critical Distance

Slipstreams, a program of moving-image works presented by the Critical Distance Centre for Curators (formerly TYPOLOGY), explores the slippage of time between past and future. Featuring works by Morehshin Allahyari, Maria Flawia Litwin, Manual Saiz, Marianna Milhorat and Terence Nance, Slipstreams explores the human desire to transcend the present.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:30PM

Konrad Kästner

Kathedral uses the Chinese city of Ordos—built for 2 million people in inner Mongolia—as a parable about human greed. Built as an investment opportunity for speculators on the property market, the city remains mostly abandoned, even as housing prices continue to rise. Accompanied by a short story by German writer Michael Ende, Kaetner’s film explores the financial and communal ingredients that constitute (or fail to constitute) Ordo’s life as a city.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:30PM

PVS

PVS is a design group whose members are designers, artists, creative technologists and researchers. The collective creates projects as a means to pursue inquiries into the political and conceptual aspects of interaction, space and media. Its members attempt to investigate how specific technologies of vision, communication and gesture support our experiences in participatory spaces.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:30PM

Carsten Nicolai

Future Past Perfect - Parts I, II, IV

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM7:45PM

Isla Craig

Isla Craig is a vocalist and song writer living and working in Toronto, ON. She may be found playing solo, or aided by a band, and is also an active collaborator in the Toronto music scene. In addition to her solo work, she has released music as a member of electro-dub/trip-hop trio The Deeep (Not Not Fun Records), and OG Melody. She is currently working on a new full length album to be released in 2017.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:00PM8:30PM

Mary Coble presented by FADO Performance Art

In Mary Coble's Pulse, the artist climbs the Cinesphere each day in order to repurpose it as a beacon of protest. A series of Morse Code messages are transmitted from the structure to receivers and relayers positioned throughout Ontario Place island. This collaborative gesture of solidarity merges activist and nautical language to amplify a collective call for action.

On top of Cinesphere presented by Air France Performance +

8:15PM9:15PM

Dirty Inputs presented with Wavelength

Dirty Inputs’ euphoric synth-driven soundscapes search for the beach between nature and technology, between the beautiful and the terrifying. Often dark and brooding, other times joyful and emotional, they attempt to reveal the plain truths and humble existence of humankind staring into the void.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:30PM9:00PM

IMAX: Silent Sky

Directed by David Mackay + Laszlo George, 1977. Mimicking the sensation of flight from the comforts of the theatre, Silent Sky places the audience in the capable hands of soaring champion Oscar Boesch as he gracefully navigates the clear skies about California in a non-powered sailplane. Elegant camera work, coupled with Boesch’s immaculate soaring skills, gives the audience the thrilling rush of open skies, and open possibilities.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

9:45PM10:45PM

DATU X HATAW presented with Wavelength

DATU carries on the city's unmistakable legacy of ethereal trip hop with an indie edge - but now spun together harmoniously with Filipino mysticism and tradition. HATAW Performing Arts brings together professional dancers, singers, musicians, multi-disciplinary artists, and community dancers from Filipino folkdance troupes across North America.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Wednesday, Sep. 21st

Time

Artist

Location

Type

5:15PM6:35PM

Dave Dyment

20,000 years of cinematic history condensed into the length of a short feature film. Comprised entirely of establishing shots from cinema and television, Timeline begins in the year 17,000 BC and ends in 2805 AD.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM7:40PM

Faye Mullen

A site-specific performance for the breaker at sunset. This internationally exhibited artist whose practice focuses on failure, materiality and weight will activate the breaker wall that juts out from the West Island's north-west most point in a durational and beautifully ritualized group performance.

Breaker Point Performance +

7:00PM8:15PM

Alex McLeod

Toronto-based artist Alex McLeod presents two short, computer generated films. In SISYPHUS, a rock undulates uncannily along a rocky landscape, suggesting sentience or puppetry by an unseen force. In ALMOST HOME, a metallic structure navigates a grassy lawn. Both films use strange, futuristic forms to play with familiarity and discomfort.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:15PM

Joe Hambleton

Two short films by John Hambleton use reconfiguration, collage, and cut-up techniques to play with personal narratives. In Days of Future Past, the artist borrows William S. Burroughs’s method of disassembling and reassembling a text to explore childhood musings and visions of the future. In Behind the Fourth Wall, Hambleton employs a scripted software to reconfigure videos and audio tracks in an attempt to find the perfect composition to represent his life.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:15PM

Tanya St-Pierre & Philippe-Aubert Gauthier

Tanya St. Pierre and Philippe-Aubert Gauthier’s diptych video, The Phantom Production, explores the cultural meanings of realism and photorealism. Using video footage, realistic synthetic images, and camera tracking, the piece questions the future of fabrication tools, and examines the human lust for accuracy and the seductiveness of illusion.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:15PM

Gwen MacGregor & Lourdes Duniam

Suggesting an alternative to colonial histories of Lake Ontario, collaborators Gwen MacGregor and Lourdes combine footage of tall ships and tidal waves in Unsettled Waters. Throughout the film, the lake exercises its own agency, pushing back against the ships’ intrusions, and overturning romantic narratives of exploration.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:15PM

Wrik Mead

Wrik Mead’s film, A Place to Stand, addresses and contrasts the state of LGBTQ rights around the globe in two eras: 1971 (the year that Ontario Place opened) and 2016. Making use of a dizzying array of anti-gay protest footage captured and posted on the internet, Mead’s protagonist bears witness to the fractures, shifts, improvements and resistances that have brought us to this time in LGBTQ history.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:15PM

Bear Witness presented by Pleasure Dome and TSV

A member of A Tribe Called Red, in partnership with Pleasure Dome and Trinity Square Video, will present a new work on the large screen of the iconic Cinesphere in response to original IMAX films from the Ontario Place archive, which will also be screened as part of the festival.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:15PM

Jamie McMillan, Maikol Pinto, Kevin Chaves, Jeffrey Royiwsky & Mario Arnone

Five filmmakers revisit Roman Kroitor’s In the Labyrinth, the landmark 5 screen projection from EXPO 67 in Montreal, which became the catalyst for today’s IMAX technology. Through digital production the filmmakers return to the labyrinth to explore contemporary life, technology and culture with almost 50 years of evolution since the original film.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM7:45PM

Organiko Band presented with Lula Music and Arts

Professional Cuban Trio based out of Toronto, Ontario. Fusion of Afro Cuban rhythms, Afro-Latin Jazz, and Hip Hop Bringing the roots from the roots

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:00PM8:30PM

Mary Coble presented by FADO Performance Art

In Mary Coble's Pulse, the artist climbs the Cinesphere each day in order to repurpose it as a beacon of protest. A series of Morse Code messages are transmitted from the structure to receivers and relayers positioned throughout Ontario Place island. This collaborative gesture of solidarity merges activist and nautical language to amplify a collective call for action.

On top of Cinesphere presented by Air France Performance +

8:15PM9:15PM

Lula Music and Arts presents 7Sould

The Toronto-based 7Sould merges history, heritage and modern sounds in a way that has never been heard before. Led by co-founders Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo (Musical Director and drums-percussion) and Mark Daniels (congas, percussion and Executive Producer), 7Sould’s original Canadian music comes to life through the talents of a diverse array of 12 musicians with roots in Cuba, Jamaica, Korea, Philippines, Poland, India, the Philippines, Quebec and Armenia. The musicians all come from different parts of the world and represent a wide array of cultural backgrounds and they fuse that to create a sound and experience that truly reflects the culturally diverse ethnic mosaic of Toronto.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:15PM8:45PM

IMAX: Labyrinth (IV)

Directed by Roman Kroitor + Colin Low + Hugh O'Connor, 1967. Built around the theme of “Man the Hero,” Labyrinth was one of the most ambitious and striking films presented at Expo 67, attracting over a million visitors during its run. Screened in a five-story building with three unique chambers, the multiscreen images in each theatre, when reconciled, present the viewer with a film that challenges us to examine the self, our beginnings, our families, our world, and our impending and inevitable passing.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

9:45PM11:00PM

Kobo Town presented with Lula Music and Arts

Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Thursday, Sep. 22nd

Time

Artist

Location

Type

6:00PM7:00PM

Alex Beriault

In Corridor, artist Alex Beriault choreographs a performance that inserts two people within a sculptural hallway that extends into the lake. The two performers take turns pushing each other into the walls of the floating corridor, testing their delicate relationships to each other and the structure.

West Channel Art Performance +

7:00PM7:40PM

Faye Mullen

A site-specific performance for the breaker at sunset. This internationally exhibited artist whose practice focuses on failure, materiality and weight will activate the breaker wall that juts out from the West Island's north-west most point in a durational and beautifully ritualized group performance.

Breaker Point Performance +

7:00PM7:45PM

Fresh Snow presented with Batuki Music

Polaris long-listed NOW Magazine cover stars, making year-end best-of lists from NOW, Torontoist, Toronto Star, The Grid, BlogTO and many more, Fresh Snow’s new directions in instrumental music "shift from Godspeed to Kraftwerk to Mogwai within the same song... with pleasantly woozy violin lines offering a decidedly human counterpoint" -Chromewaves

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM9:00PM

Luke Painter

In Luke Painter’s 3D animation, The Teasers and the Tormentors, 20th century set design from theatre, film, and illusion shows take centre stage. Fascinated by video’s capacity to create illusions, Painter uses virtual mirrors to reveal the action outside of the camera to the viewer, creating the sense that a rich, complex environment exists beyond the set.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Art Film & Video +

7:00PM9:00PM

Vtape - Program II

The future-oriented visions espoused in late Modern expositions, exhibitions, trade shows and fairs are not without considerable historical myopia. This screening serves to re-centre the historical blindness upon which modernism is built, seeing water as the medium through which ideas are made to flow, erode, and surge forth. Works by Saskia Holmkvist, Richard Fung, Shani Mootoo, Keesic Douglas and Vera Frenkel.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM9:00PM

Zephyr

A collaborative project from filmmaker Sylvain Chaussee and composer Adrian Gordon Cook, Zephyr is an audiovisual performance piece that uses 16mm film loops and repetitive musical patterns to explore cinema’s potential to build up and play with audience expectations. Drawing on the long-standing, emotionally charged relationship between music and cinema, Zephyr reflects on the synchronous histories of the two media.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM9:00PM

IMAX: Man Belongs to Earth

Directed by: Graeme Ferguson, 1974 Coming to us from Expo 74 (Spokane, Washington), Man Belongs to Earth, a film whose message has only grown more (unfortunately) apparent, acts as a treatise on the value of American ecology, juxtaposing pastoral scenes of the American landscape with depictions of widespread environmental problems. The film was so realistic that motion sickness bags had to be made available. We hope they will not be necessary here!

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM11:00PM

Globetrotter presents DJ General Eclectic's Boom Bike

General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe and back again with the flick of his wrist! He mixes effortlessly between genres, defying categorization while rocking audiences from the most die-hard music lover to the casual party goer.

Music +

8:00PM8:30PM

Mary Coble presented by FADO Performance Art

In Mary Coble's Pulse, the artist climbs the Cinesphere each day in order to repurpose it as a beacon of protest. A series of Morse Code messages are transmitted from the structure to receivers and relayers positioned throughout Ontario Place island. This collaborative gesture of solidarity merges activist and nautical language to amplify a collective call for action.

Performance +

8:15PM9:15PM

Fantahun Shewankochew and Ethio Zema Band presented with Batuki Music

Fantahun Shewankochew is an acoustic krar player, vocalist, composer and arranger inspired by Tilahun Gessesse to pursue a musical career. A graduate of the Yared School of Music in Addis Ababa, Shewankochew is well experienced in the unique tunings of Ethiopian music.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

9:45PM11:00PM

Wally Badarou presented with Batuki Music

A synthesizer specialist, Badarou was the long-time associate of the British band Level 42, known for its blend of funk, pop and soul. One of the Compass Point All Stars (with Sly and Robbie), the in-house recording team responsible for recordings by Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff and Gregory Isaacs.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Friday, Sep. 23rd

Time

Artist

Location

Type

5:00PM10:00PM

TH&B collective

A creative partnership consisting of members Simon Frank, Dave Hind, Ivan Jurakic and Tor Lukasik-Foss, a group of visual artists working out of the Hamilton area, will present a durational performance and installation on the West Island beach.

The Beach Art Performance +

6:00PM7:00PM

Alex Beriault

In Corridor, artist Alex Beriault choreographs a performance that inserts two people within a sculptural hallway that extends into the lake. The two performers take turns pushing each other into the walls of the floating corridor, testing their delicate relationships to each other and the structure.

Various Locations on Water Art Performance +

7:00PM7:45PM

Bruno Capinan presented with Uma Nota Culture

Winner of the TELUS Newcomer Artist Award, Bruno's unique and nuanced songs bring Brazilian soul to Toronto.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM7:40PM

Faye Mullen

A site-specific performance for the breaker at sunset. This internationally exhibited artist whose practice focuses on failure, materiality and weight will activate the breaker wall that juts out from the West Island's north-west most point in a durational and beautifully ritualized group performance.

Breaker Point Performance +

7:00PM11:00PM

Globetrotter presents DJ General Eclectic's Boom Bike

General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe and back again with the flick of his wrist! He mixes effortlessly between genres, defying categorization while rocking audiences from the most die-hard music lover to the casual party goer.

Music +

8:00PM9:40PM

Expanding Cinema: Expo 67 Reconstructions and Other Finds - Program I, with IMAX Man Belongs to Earth

Montreal’s Expo 67, one the most important artistic experiments of the twentieth century, supported hundreds of multiscreen films on six screens, nine in a circle, 112 moving screen cubes, horizontal and vertical frames intersecting, a 70mm frame broken into an infinity of shapes. The program includes digital reconstructions of some of the most awesome multiscreen experiments. Discussion with Graeme Ferguson, one of the inventors of IMAX. Works by Jenn E. Norton, Vincent Vaitiekunas, Francis Thompson and Alexander Hammid, Nick and Ann Chaparos and Graeme Ferguson.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:00PM8:30PM

Mary Coble presented by FADO Performance Art

In Mary Coble's Pulse, the artist climbs the Cinesphere each day in order to repurpose it as a beacon of protest. A series of Morse Code messages are transmitted from the structure to receivers and relayers positioned throughout Ontario Place island. This collaborative gesture of solidarity merges activist and nautical language to amplify a collective call for action.

On top of Cinesphere presented by Air France Performance +

8:15PM9:15PM

Luisa Maita presented with Uma Nota

Praised by NPR as "The New Voice of Brazil", Luísa's music is dreamy, sexy and undeniably cool. Fusing contemporary Brazilian styles with strong downtempo electronica influences, Luísa Maita rises above the fray as one of the most promising young singers of her generation.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

9:15PM9:45PM

Gearshifting Performance Works

Led by Winnipeg based choreographer Jolene Bailie, Gearshifting Performance Works will present a dynamic piece of contemporary dance for three performers that explores ideas dealing with disembodied consciousness, creativity, robotics, artificial intelligence, surveillance and unknown life forms.

Atom Blaster Art Performance +

9:45PM10:45PM

Maracatu Mar Aberto presented with Uma Nota

Maracatu Mar Aberto is an Afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe playing Maracatu de Baque Virado and other rhythms derived from the same traditions. Translated to English as the Open Sea, our name represents the aggregated influences that have traveled from Africa to Brazil and onward to Toronto and beyond.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Saturday, Sep. 24th

Time

Artist

Location

Type

12:00PM4:00PM

Blank Canvases

Presented by Blank Canvases, Beautiful Waste is an environmental art installation that explores Toronto’s waterfront history through found object art. In collaboration with the TDSB and Thinking Forward, youth from Central Toronto Academy will be involved in envisioning the project from start to finish, inviting school groups and families to contribute to the installation throughout in/future.

Driving School Education & Outreach +

12:00PM11:00PM

TH&B collective

A creative partnership consisting of members Simon Frank, Dave Hind, Ivan Jurakic and Tor Lukasik-Foss, a group of visual artists working out of the Hamilton area, will present a durational performance and installation on the West Island beach.

The Beach Art Performance +

12:15PM12:30PM

Gwen MacGregor & Lourdes Duniam

Suggesting an alternative to colonial histories of Lake Ontario, collaborators Gwen MacGregor and Lourdes combine footage of tall ships and tidal waves in Unsettled Waters. Throughout the film, the lake exercises its own agency, pushing back against the ships’ intrusions, and overturning romantic narratives of exploration.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

12:30PM1:30PM

Vtape - Program II

The future-oriented visions espoused in late Modern expositions, exhibitions, trade shows and fairs are not without considerable historical myopia. This screening serves to re-centre the historical blindness upon which modernism is built, seeing water as the medium through which ideas are made to flow, erode, and surge forth. Works by Saskia Holmkvist, Richard Fung, Shani Mootoo, Keesic Douglas and Vera Frenkel.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

1:00PM2:30PM

Onsite Gallery at OCAD University

Onsite Gallery presents a four part speaker series that asks us to consider what is worth discussing, sharing and exploring in a post-apocalyptic state?

Various Locations Art Education & Outreach +

2:15PM2:20PM

Bear Witness presented by Pleasure Dome and TSV

A member of A Tribe Called Red, in partnership with Pleasure Dome and Trinity Square Video, will present a new work on the large screen of the iconic Cinesphere in response to original IMAX films from the Ontario Place archive, which will also be screened as part of the festival.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:20PM3:45PM

Dave Dyment

20,000 years of cinematic history condensed into the length of a short feature film. Comprised entirely of establishing shots from cinema and television, Timeline begins in the year 17,000 BC and ends in 2805 AD.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

2:45PM3:30PM

Eucalyptus

EUCALYPTUS (https://soundcloud.com/eucalyptus-brodie-west) Brodie West's adventure in calypso inspired avant jazz is accompanied by a who's who of Toronto's avant whatever odd ball scene, including guitarist Alex Lukashevsky, trumpeter Nicole Rampersaud, pianist Ryan Driver, drummers Nick Fraser & Evan Cartright, bassist Mike Smith (Muskox) and percussionist Blake Howard. Pulling from a variety of worlds, music traditions & a generally buoyant feeling of love & harmony, Eucalyptus are the perfect band to have playing on the pool side patio at your palatial Caribbean estate. Alternatively they are also pretty nice band to see play at the Tranzac.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

3:00PM11:00PM

Globetrotter presents DJ General Eclectic's Boom Bike

General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe and back again with the flick of his wrist! He mixes effortlessly between genres, defying categorization while rocking audiences from the most die-hard music lover to the casual party goer.

Music +

3:00PM8:00PM

medicineman

Music +

4:00PM4:45PM

Amai Kuda and Y Josephine

Amai Kuda and Y Josephine are singer/songwriters, percussionists, community activists and educators who believe in the power of music to heal and change the world. Their latest album, AfroSoul Volume II: MaZai, has been called "earthy and rootsy and good for your ears" by CBC's Errol Nazareth, and received high praise from The Toronto Blues Society's John Valentyn. You can find Amai Kuda and Y Josephine on Facebook, youtube, twitter and at www.ynamai.com

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

4:45PM5:15PM

Haphazard Hinges

Haphazard Hinges is an ensemble of saxophones. The music they play is designed to articulate unconventional approaches to the saxophone. The ensemble is shifting and can be anything from 10-25 players.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

5:15PM6:15PM

The Human Rights and Ammoye

The Human Rights and Ammoye unite the hottest roots reggae band in Canada with one of its premiere female vocalist. The Human Rights released their second full-length album in March 2016, produced by Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar, and are touring across Canada to ecstatic audiences.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

6:15PM6:45PM

Haphazard Hinges

Haphazard Hinges is an ensemble of saxophones. The music they play is designed to articulate unconventional approaches to the saxophone. The ensemble is shifting and can be anything from 10-25 players.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

6:45PM7:45PM

SHANBEHZADEH ENSEMBLE

Formed in 1990 by legendary Afro-Iranian musician Saeid Shanbehzadeh in his native Bushehr, Iran, the group delivers a spellbinding experience of the traditional music and dance indigenous to southwestern Iran and the bordering Persian Gulf. The principal instruments of the ensemble are the neyanbān (bagpipe), neydjofti (flute), dammām (drum), zarbetempo (percussion), traditional flute, senj (cymbal) and boogh (a goat’s horn). The Ensemble, based in Paris, both “enthralled with its minimalism” and “refreshingly, was a little bit punk” in a previous U.S. appearance, according to the New York Times.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM7:40PM

Faye Mullen

A site-specific performance for the breaker at sunset. This internationally exhibited artist whose practice focuses on failure, materiality and weight will activate the breaker wall that juts out from the West Island's north-west most point in a durational and beautifully ritualized group performance.

Breaker Point Performance +

7:00PM8:00PM

Expanding Cinema: Expo 67 Reconstructions and Other Finds - Program II

Miracles in Modern Medicine’s stunning cinematic explorations of the body followed six cutting-edge medical procedures in Montreal-area hospitals that loosely suggested the cycle of life from birth to death as well as the future of medicine. Followed by an Illustrated lecture by historian Steve Palmer that speaks to the film and its maker, Robert Cordier.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:00PM

Alex Beriault

In Corridor, artist Alex Beriault choreographs a performance that inserts two people within a sculptural hallway that extends into the lake. The two performers take turns pushing each other into the walls of the floating corridor, testing their delicate relationships to each other and the structure.

Various Locations on Water Art Performance +

7:45PM8:15PM

Haphazard Hinges

Haphazard Hinges is an ensemble of saxophones. The music they play is designed to articulate unconventional approaches to the saxophone. The ensemble is shifting and can be anything from 10-25 players.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:00PM8:30PM

Mary Coble presented by FADO Performance Art

In Mary Coble's Pulse, the artist climbs the Cinesphere each day in order to repurpose it as a beacon of protest. A series of Morse Code messages are transmitted from the structure to receivers and relayers positioned throughout Ontario Place island. This collaborative gesture of solidarity merges activist and nautical language to amplify a collective call for action.

On top of Cinesphere presented by Air France Performance +

8:15PM9:15PM

The Souljazz Orchestra

Since arriving on the Canadian scene at the turn of the millenium, the Souljazz Orchestra has never stopped pushing the limits of its signature sound: an explosive clash of Soul, Jazz, Afro, Latin and Caribbean styles, unleashed by blaring majestic horns, dusty vintage keyboards, and an arsenal of earthquaking percussion.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:30PM9:40PM

Expanding Cinema: Expo 67 Reconstructions and Other Finds - Program III

Some classic works from Expo 67 and New Works and experiments by contemporary media artists inspired by the original event. Animation, found and decayed footage, and multi-screen performance brings the event into the 21st century. Rarely seen since 1967, George Dunning’s animation and a view of the classic cinematic experiment Labyrinth on IMAX. Works by George Dunning, Vid Ingelevics, John Oswald, Phil Hoffman and Eva Kolcze, David Clark, Colin Low & Roman Kroiter.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

9:15PM9:45PM

Gearshifting Performance Works

Led by Winnipeg based choreographer Jolene Bailie, Gearshifting Performance Works will present a dynamic piece of contemporary dance for three performers that explores ideas dealing with disembodied consciousness, creativity, robotics, artificial intelligence, surveillance and unknown life forms.

Atom Blaster Art Performance +

9:45PM11:00PM

Dhol Foundation

The Dhol Foundation is a mighty Bhangra-infused rhythm explosion of drum and bass, tabla and hip hop with a Celtic twist, releasing a powerful drumming and dancing spectacular: thumping beats fused with super cool style with guest singer powering out a sound that’s as eclectic as it is forceful.

Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels Music +

Sunday, Sep. 25th

Time

Artist

Location

Type

12:00PM11:00PM

TH&B collective

A creative partnership consisting of members Simon Frank, Dave Hind, Ivan Jurakic and Tor Lukasik-Foss, a group of visual artists working out of the Hamilton area, will present a durational performance and installation on the West Island beach.

The Beach Art Performance +

12:00PM4:00PM

Blank Canvases

Presented by Blank Canvases, Beautiful Waste is an environmental art installation that explores Toronto’s waterfront history through found object art. In collaboration with the TDSB and Thinking Forward, youth from Central Toronto Academy will be involved in envisioning the project from start to finish, inviting school groups and families to contribute to the installation throughout in/future.

Driving School Education & Outreach +

1:00PM2:30PM

Onsite Gallery at OCAD University

Onsite Gallery presents a four part speaker series that asks us to consider what is worth discussing, sharing and exploring in a post-apocalyptic state?

Various Locations Art Education & Outreach +

2:00PM2:45PM

Autorickshaw Trio

Critically acclaimed, cutting edge world music ensemble Autorickshaw is preparing to release their fourth CD, following their Juno-nominated CDs Four Higher and So The Journey Goes. Led by the stellar vocals of Suba Sankaran, the reboot of Autorickshaw features a heavier, layered sonic landscape, with full drumkit, electric guitar, strings, percussion as well as signature tabla and electric bass. Driving and danceable, the new sound includes sensual reinterpretations of Indian folk songs, groove-driven Canadian pop with hints of Bollywood, and hypnotic south Asian traditional selections with a twist.

Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels Music +

2:00PM5:00PM

The Power Plant - Power Kids

Inspired by the triodesic dome structure of the Cinesphere, this family program will have participants creating inventive and futuristic dome and crystalline structures. Using fold-able 3D polygonal shapes, participants will construct their own unique structures of varying dimensions. After construction, they may name and classify their sculpture while preparing it to shine bright with slight alterations or decorations. After the program, participants may take their artwork home.

Skylight Space Education & Outreach +

2:30PM5:00PM

Waterfront Toronto - Future Cities Talks

Hosted by Waterfront Toronto’s CEO William Fleissig, this series of talks will challenge festival-goers, culture-makers and urbanists to reimagine what it means to be a city builder. Leading voices such as Eb Zeidler (Zeidler Partnership Architects), Margie Zeidler (Urbanspace Property Group), Vass Bednar (Martin Prosperity Institute), Lisa Tziona Switkin (James Corner Field Operations), Karen Carter (Myseum of Toronto), Susan Blight (Ogimaa Mikana), Katerina Cizek (MIT Open Documentary Lab) will present radical new ideas for building future communities. Reserve your free tickets at: https://infuturetalks.eventbrite.ca

Cinesphere presented by Air France Education & Outreach +

3:00PM11:00PM

Globetrotter presents DJ General Eclectic's Boom Bike

General Eclectic truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe and back again with the flick of his wrist! He mixes effortlessly between genres, defying categorization while rocking audiences from the most die-hard music lover to the casual party goer.

Music +

3:15PM4:00PM

Fojeba with the Sunshine band

French speaking Cameroonian singer songwriter, Fojeba has developed an original guitar style. Rooted in African folk music, his style is also influenced by pop and Jazz. Open to cultural crossbreeding, Fojeba has explored for years various musical styles.

Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels Music +

4:30PM5:15PM

The Jay Danley Ethiojazz Project

Jay Danley has been a professional musician in Toronto for over 20 years. His mastery of the Cuban “tres” guitar has led him to play with many of the legends in Cuban music. He now leads his own group that performs the style of music known as Ethiojazz, a mixture of Ethiopian scales and modern Jazz.

Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels Music +

5:15PM5:45PM

Rambunctious

ram-bunc-tious (adj) Noisy, very active, and hard to control, usually as a result of excitement or youthful energy. Nine horns + one drummer = dance party. You make a title, we make a song. Toronto rabble-rouser Michael Louis Johnson leads jams of swing, funk, balkan-beat and more.

Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels Music +

5:45PM6:30PM

MINOTAURS

After four folk/pop albums, MINOTAURS frontman Nathan Lawr made the transition from singer-songwriter to bandleader with 2010’s The Thing. Though the form has changed, the core remains: MINOTAURS is a folk band. But now MINOTAURS looks to the afrobeat's rhythmic intensity and philosophical intention to get people dancing and thinking.

Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels Music +

6:00PM11:00PM

medicineman

Music +

6:30PM7:00PM

Rambunctious

ram-bunc-tious (adj) Noisy, very active, and hard to control, usually as a result of excitement or youthful energy. Nine horns + one drummer = dance party. You make a title, we make a song. Toronto rabble-rouser Michael Louis Johnson leads jams of swing, funk, balkan-beat and more.

Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM8:00PM

M.A.K.U SoundSystem

M.A.K.U Soundsystem, based in New York City, with roots in Colombia puts on a party for everyday people. Innovators of immigrant beat, on stage M.A.K.U juxtaposes traditional Colombian percussion, drum-set, synthesizers, electric base, guitar, and sizzling horns to create an explosive performance filled with unshakable grooves.

Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels Music +

7:00PM7:40PM

Faye Mullen

A site-specific performance for the breaker at sunset. This internationally exhibited artist whose practice focuses on failure, materiality and weight will activate the breaker wall that juts out from the West Island's north-west most point in a durational and beautifully ritualized group performance.

Breaker Point Performance +

7:00PM8:15PM

Bear Witness presented by Pleasure Dome and TSV

A member of A Tribe Called Red, in partnership with Pleasure Dome and Trinity Square Video, will present a new work on the large screen of the iconic Cinesphere in response to original IMAX films from the Ontario Place archive, which will also be screened as part of the festival.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:15PM

Jamie McMillan, Maikol Pinto, Kevin Chaves, Jeffrey Royiwsky & Mario Arnone

Five filmmakers revisit Roman Kroitor’s In the Labyrinth, the landmark 5 screen projection from EXPO 67 in Montreal, which became the catalyst for today’s IMAX technology. Through digital production the filmmakers return to the labyrinth to explore contemporary life, technology and culture with almost 50 years of evolution since the original film.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:15PM

Tanya St-Pierre & Philippe-Aubert Gauthier

Tanya St. Pierre and Philippe-Aubert Gauthier’s diptych video, The Phantom Production, explores the cultural meanings of realism and photorealism. Using video footage, realistic synthetic images, and camera tracking, the piece questions the future of fabrication tools, and examines the human lust for accuracy and the seductiveness of illusion.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

7:00PM8:15PM

Carsten Nicolai

Future Past Perfect - Parts I, II, IV

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:00PM8:30PM

Gearshifting Performance Works

Led by Winnipeg based choreographer Jolene Bailie, Gearshifting Performance Works will present a dynamic piece of contemporary dance for three performers that explores ideas dealing with disembodied consciousness, creativity, robotics, artificial intelligence, surveillance and unknown life forms.

Atom Blaster Art Performance +

8:00PM8:30PM

Rambunctious

ram-bunc-tious (adj) Noisy, very active, and hard to control, usually as a result of excitement or youthful energy. Nine horns + one drummer = dance party. You make a title, we make a song. Toronto rabble-rouser Michael Louis Johnson leads jams of swing, funk, balkan-beat and more.

Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels Music +

8:00PM8:30PM

Mary Coble presented by FADO Performance Art

In Mary Coble's Pulse, the artist climbs the Cinesphere each day in order to repurpose it as a beacon of protest. A series of Morse Code messages are transmitted from the structure to receivers and relayers positioned throughout Ontario Place island. This collaborative gesture of solidarity merges activist and nautical language to amplify a collective call for action.

On top of Cinesphere presented by Air France Performance +

8:15PM8:45PM

IMAX: North of Superior

Directed by Graeme Ferguson, 1971. As the seasons change, so too does the northern way of life in Graeme Ferguson’s spectacular and enduringly beautiful North of Superior. A tribute to Ontario’s northland and its landscape, the film has remained one of Canada’s most popular and famous films, and features a fiery climax that is sure to not only engulf your vision, but your thoughts for days to come.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +

8:30PM9:45PM

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra is a potent mix of Afro-Colombian percussion with a Balkan Brass section, choreographies, dance, circus and audience interaction that has been taking over dancefloors throughout the world. Audiences are invited to live an explosive and liberating dancing experience.

Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels Music +

9:30PM10:00PM

IMAX: North of Superior

Directed by Graeme Ferguson, 1971. As the seasons change, so too does the northern way of life in Graeme Ferguson’s spectacular and enduringly beautiful North of Superior. A tribute to Ontario’s northland and its landscape, the film has remained one of Canada’s most popular and famous films, and features a fiery climax that is sure to not only engulf your vision, but your thoughts for days to come.

Cinesphere presented by Air France Film & Video +