Doors Open – Blooming Intimacies: The Commons @ 401 Film Curation
One weekend a year, dozens of sites open their doors for Doors Open Toronto, a city-wide celebration recognized as one of Toronto’s most culturally significant events. The City of Toronto is excited to work with the community to showcase their sites to residents and visitors.
Together, imagineNATIVE, Reel Asian, FADO, VTape, and SAVAC collectively known as the 401 Commons are pleased to present Blooming Intimacies: The 401 Commons Film Curation. We invite drop-in visitors into the Bachir Yerex gallery space to view a rotation of films hand-picked by this year’s leading curators Kaitlynn Tomaselli and Kelly Lui.
Blooming Intimacies brings together films that represent the relations formed within The Commons. Revisiting past works alongside recent ones, this program weaves notions of intimacy and blooming collectiveness that reflect upon our stories, lands, communities, and traditions.
Whether through the sweeping motion of a broom or in the moment of collective suspense before rainfall, these artists contemplate film as a process and record for witnessing transference, growing feelings, and ecological relations.
Together, we celebrate the abundance of artistic realities.