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SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 3:30pm ARTSISTs IN RESIDENCE S creening and Q & A K yle Whitehead is an artist and filmmaker working primarily with small-format cinema, experimental sound and electronics. He prefers a careful and considered approach to image making; which should not be confused with best practices, as his work is more about embracing the potential of an indeterminate process. What he wants is the definitive by chance – leveraging trailing-edge technologies often with unusual or startling effect. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at film festivals and visual arts venues. Kyle received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design and currently resides in Calgary where he spends most of his time in the dark. In his artist talk Kyle will discuss his practice broadly, showing documentation and video transfers of past works, as well as works in-progress. Kyle’s film-based practice also incorporates experimental sound, synthesizers of his own design and interactive electronics, and is largely presented at visual arts venues and festivals, as installation or live-performance, in an effort to explore the boundaries of expanded cinema. Kyle will be showing video documentation of his recent project Circles of Confusion, as well as several shorts created on Super 8 and 16mm film. The Joy of Failure: An Artist Talk with Filmmaker Matthew Rankin M atthew Rankin presents a guided tour of his films, techniques, imaginative universe and speculates upon the majesty and, indeed, the duty of artistic cataclysm. Matthew Rankin studied Québec history at McGill University and at Université Laval before returning into the artistic underclass of his native Winnipeg to become a maker of art films. Working in photochemical hybrids of documentary, experimental drama and animated abstraction, Matthew’s films have been the object of both international acclaim and outraged corporate attack. A three-time alumnus of the Sundance Film Festival, Matthew was a 2013 artist-inresidence at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and is the winner of the 2014 National Media Arts Prize. Matthew works in English, French and, increasingly, Esperanto. 34