Saturday, November 7th – 11am-6pm The Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Rabble.ca: "Do you believe in democracy and free expression? Do you want your opinion to count rather then have it swept under the carpet by corporate media? If you answered “yes” to the previous questions, Media Democracy Day is your day!" -- Read more.
Western Front: "Western Front Exhibitions and Media Arts are pleased to present Stories from Places and Times Distantly Close, the Vancouver premiere of works by internationally recognized media artists Cinema Suitcase and Will Kwan." -- Read more.
Artspeak: "Los Angeles-based artists to launch Area Sneaks Issue 2.This event will include a demonstration/talk by Jen Hofer and Hillary Mushkin, a reading by Mathew Timmons, and a screening of Marie Jager's The Purple Cloud (2006). Area Sneaks is a Los Angeles-based journal edited by Joseph Mosconi and Rita Gonzalez which seeks further contact between the worlds of visual art and poetry."
"Get Animated! is a Canada-wide series of free screenings and activities from the National Film Board, to mark October 28th, 1982: the date the first animated film was shown, by Emile Reynaud at the Musee Grevin in Paris."
"You can also enjoy the NFB's online film festival programmed exclusively for Get Animated!"
"A festival of sonic collagism, and the art of sampled and repurposed sounds and images.Featuring Jackson 2bears, Uri Caine, Chris Cutler, DJ Tapes, Eric The Red, Holzkopf, Mark Hosler (Negativland), John Oswald, People Like Us (Vicki Bennett), Scanner, David Shea and Sonarchy." --Read more.
Exhibition dates: October 3, 2009 - January 3, 2010
"The rigorously composed photographs of Canadian artist Scott McFarland explore a variety of environments—manicured private landscapes, botanical gardens, public parks, zoos and the pastoral fringes of urban space—as sites in which the intersection between civilization, nature and the particular character of photographic representation can be investigated." -- Read more.
"Critically acclaimed as 'an unspoiled celebration of world cinema,' VIFF presents approximately 575 screenings of 377 films from over 70 countries. Our team of expert programmers screen thousands of films and travel to some of the biggest festivals to bring Vancouver the best of world cinema." -- Read more.
"The Royal Academy of Arts presentsa major solo exhibition of the workof the internationally acclaimed artistAnish Kapoor, winner of the 1991 TurnerPrize and one of the most influentialand pioneering sculptors of his generation." --Read More.
"This novel, published by Arsenal Pulp Press, is the author’s fourth book, exploring the Parsi Zoroastrian diaspora through a fantastical connection between generations as they travel through India, England, and Canada to find the past and the future. This novel has been some years in research and writing, and has also been showcased as an art installation."