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"Mike Hoolboom: The Invisible Man"
2004-11-23 until 2005-01-30
Art Gallery of York University
Toronto, ON, CA Canada

The AGYU is excited to invite one of Canada’s most prolific experimental filmmakers, Mike Hoolboom, to present an installation of his film work at the AGYU. Mike Hoolboom works in an essayistic mode, deriving his films from a montage of images drawn from Hollywood film, found footage, and home movies. This is Mike Hoolboom’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery.

Onto this confabulation of images, Hoolboom overlays a meditative narrative on living and dying, of living forwards and backwards, of remembering and forgetting, parlayed through the common picture world, the image world of movies that we all inhabit, where matter dissipates and bodies disappear—as if we are always and only already nothing but images.

Mike Hoolboom lives in Toronto. Since 1980, he has produced forty films, which have appeared in over 200 festivals worldwide. He has won a dozen major awards, including the Golden Leopard at Locarno and Best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Festival in 1995 for Frank's Cock.

The AGYU is a university-affiliated public, non-profit, contemporary art gallery supported by York University, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the city of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.


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