Oliver Husain – Lenticular Lencture


Lenticular Lencture

Lenticular cinema is an invention dating back to the 1930s. Simply put, a fence of thin vertical wires was mounted in front of the screen to create a glasses-free 3D effect. There are very few accounts of viewers who have witnessed this technological wonder in action, and its history is shrouded in myth and propaganda. But imagine, if we had this now, we could free our screens simply by erecting thin wire fences in front of them and, just like that, turn them into holograms. At the same time, we would free ourselves from being bound to the rectangles we’re looking at. We could move along with the holograms, even dance with them, like in the novel The Invention of Morel. That would be so nice.

Lenticular Lencture will feature a digital installation of French Exit, and an artist talk.

Digital Installation • Nov 1 - 19

^Click here to watch the digital installation of French Exit, by Oliver Husain, online from Nov 1 - 19.

Artist Talk • Nov 13, 7 - 8 PM 

Tickets for the live stream artist talk are free but must be acquired through our ticketing platform.

About Canadian Spotlight

Every year, Reel Asian chooses to spotlight a Canadian filmmaker to showcase local talent and activate their work as part of festival programming, with screenings of the artist’s choice and deep-dive artist talks. This year, with the festival’s move to a digital platform, we are taking the opportunity to introduce innovative, non-traditional, experiential programming made with digital presentation and engagement in mind. Through the Canadian Spotlight, we hope to amplify artistic voices, support sustained engagement with interdisciplinary creative practices, and introduce new audiences to dynamic, contemporary media work.

1 Nov, 2020 12:00 am

to 19 Nov, 2020 11:59 pm


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ASL Interpretation provided by
Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Service
Headshot_Oliver Husain

Oliver Husain • Filmmaker

Artist and filmmaker Oliver Husain is based in Toronto. Husain’s projects often begin with a fragment of history, a rumour, a personal encounter, or a distant memory. He uses a wide range of cinematic languages and visual pleasures—such as dance, puppetry, costume, and special effects—to animate his research and fold the viewers into complex narrative set-ups.

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