Asian Works at DOC NOW

Lulu Wei‘s Spoke examines cycling as a viable form of transportation while addressing the difficulties faced by the cycling community. The film is accompanied by a mixed-media installation illustrating the vulnerability and experience of urban cycling by simulating a first-person perspective. Spoke is playing as part of the Our Town program at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. West) from 6-9pm on June 8 and at the Rogers Communication Centre (RCC 204, 80 Gould St.) on June 12 at 12pm.

the Tracing Toronto exhibit at Pari Nadimi Gallery (254 Niagara St. ) from June 1-16. Attend the Opening Reception of Tracing Toronto on June 10, 6:30-9:30pm. Visit the gallery website for hours and further details.

Christopher Manson‘s photo-based documentary, Type 1 Teen, illustrates the life of seventeen year old Heather Choi as she copes with type 1 diabetes. Set in Toronto, the birthplace of insulin, the city symbolizes both the optimistic side of diabetes and the reality of its continued existence in the world. Photobook and inkjet prints show Choi’s illness and life over the span of a year and offers insight into the real story behind this syndrome. Type 1 Teen is showing as part of the Still Photo exhibition at Toronto Image Works Gallery (Suite 207, 80 Spadina Ave.) from June 10-25. The Opening
Reception will be held on June 10, 5:30-8:30pm. Visit the gallery’s site for hours and full details.

DOC NOW is a free media arts festival showcasing the work of graduating students from the Master of Fine Arts Documentary Media program at Ryerson University. Screenings and Exhibitions are happening at various venues and times. Visit the DOCNOW website for full details.