We are pleased to announce that Reel Asian will be partnering once again with our friends and neighbours at the Images Festival. This year we will be co-presenting a fantastic an exhibition that will be installed in hotel rooms of the Super 8 Hotel in Toronto’s Chinatown.
by Jon Wang, Dani Restack, and Sheilah Restack
April 14–16, 2018 • Super 8 Hotel, 222 Spadina Avenue
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14, 12PM
Public Intimacies is an exhibition of moving image installations taking place in hotel rooms at the Super 8 Hotel in Toronto’s Chinatown. Speaking to the boundaries between public and private space, the works challenge our notions of domesticity and contemplate themes of intimacy, expressions of sexuality, desire, and identity. Free Admission!
From Its Mouth Came a River of High End Residential Appliances by Jon Wang
Hong Kong/USA, 2018, 22 min
At the edge of Hong Kong, high rise buildings stand as gates to the city’s frontiers. A series of rectangular voids are designed to allow for the passage of dragons. this contemporary architectural manifestation of “feng shui” prioritizes the flow of energy between the natural and built environments. A buoyant camera takes the audience on a passage through these holes as a disembodied voice meditates on the desire for queer futures.
USA/Canada, 2017, 7 min
A two-way portrait composed from a series of intimate and banal excerpts from the artists’ lives together, we are sent through a looping meditation of bodily encounters. Guided by a collective intuition, a fluid movement begins through opaque landscapes of flesh, into nocturnal mystery, and erotic expressions.