09 September 2011

  • Exhibition: 02 September - 02 October 2011
  • Opening Reception: Friday 02 September, 7PM
  • Screening of Our Winnipeg, by Sarah Febbraro + Art City participants: Friday 16 September, 7PM
  • Artist Talk with Guy Maddin: Saturday 01 October, 3PM
  • WNDX Closing Party with Artist-in-Attendance: Saturday 01 October, 11PM, during Nuit Blanche
  • Collaboration Between WNDX & PLATFORM

Opening at Platform Centre (Main floor of the Artspace Building, 100 Arthur Street), this multi-channel installation will be presented in a haunted-house like setting, with the films projected on to bedsheets, cheesecloth and other surfaces, while the evocative soundtracks flood the gallery.

Through this recent work, which was commissioned for the opening of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, home of the Toronto International Film Festival, Maddin continues to explore the history of film, which he describes as "a haunted medium, a projection of people, places and things not really present."

Following it's initial presentation in Toronto, Maddin's Hauntings project was presented at the Berlinale, and most recently as part of the hugely successful tour de force, My Winnipeg, organized by Plug In ICA and presented in Paris at La Maison Rouge.

He summons the unmade and lost films of F.W. Murnau, Fritz Lang, Hollis Frampton, Victor Sjöström, Jean Vigo, Kenji Mizoguchi and Josef von Sternberg, and rescues cinematographic ghosts from oblivion. Consigned to limbo, now resurrected and remade, he projects these masterpieces so that they might continue to haunt film history.

  • The WNDX Festival is scheduled September 29 – October 2, 2011
  • “Hauntings” was commissioned for the opening of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2010

PLATFORM acknowledges the support of its membership, Board of Directors, staff, and partners in presentation. Operating and project assistance for PLATFORM programming is provided by: Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council, The Winnipeg Foundation, and The W.H. & S.E. Loewen Foundation. PLATFORM + WNDX extend thanks to our colleagues at aceartinc. for in-kind support of this project. For more information about this exhibition or other PLATFORM programming, please contact the Centre directly:

PLATFORM | 121-100 Arthur Street [Artspace Building] | Winnipeg, Manitoba | R3B 1H3 | 204.942.8183 | www.platformgallery.org

08 September 2011

A Reading of Chicago of the North by Hannah Godfrey
  • Thursday, August 8 - 6PM
  • a story stemming from her research-based installation on the member's wall P121

"If the thought of extracting money from Madam had ever crossed a Winnipegger's mind it would have been tied to the tracks of decency and disembowelled by the freight train of common sense..."

Tap dancing typists, a wallet made out of a dead dog's ears, the most notorious boozecan in the Prairies: this is the backdrop for the battle between the reigning Madam of the city and the dangerously greedy Chief of Police. Inspired in part by trawling through the PLATFORM online archive, this story is a work of Winnipeg Folklore.

Image. "Megan" by Debra Mosher