TIFF’s Wavelengths

Now in its 11th year, TIFF’s Wavelengths programme is an important forum for cinephiles, artists, curators and all audiences interested in film as art. This year’s edition takes place from September 9 through 11 at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, and features 5 curated programmes celebrating innovation and experimentation in film and video.

Empire by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, with an bobbing underwater creature leads us down a tawny, mysterious path.

Space is the Place is the latest video animation by Eriko Sonoda, whose meticu­lous lo-fi explorations of flattened space use sheets of paper to transcend finitude. A cor­ner wall in the artist’s room is transmuted through a staccato of origami exchanges.

Ute Aurand’s Young Pines is a por­trait of Japan rendered with formal acuity and a capacious curiosity. The beauty and grace of its culture – from calligraphy to ike­bana – are matched by the awesome power of its land and seascapes, which oscillate, in a post-tsunami imagination, between time and place.

For more information about TIFF’s Wavelengths programme, visit their website.