Events > Video Screening

06 - 07 Feb. 2016

AM Book Table at Weekend with Charles Atlas


Art Metropole is pleased to participate in Pleasure Dome’s first ever Toronto retrospective of film and video works by NYC-based artist Charles Atlas. This special two-day event will feature screenings, a career-spanning multimedia talk, and a book launch for the recent release of Prestel Publishing monograph Charles Atlas, featuring writings by Stuart Comer, Douglas Crimp, Douglas Dunn, Johanna Fateman, and Lia Gangitano.

This two-part video program will feature early dance for camera collaborations as well as narrative driven experimental film from the 1980’s and ‘90’s that take on death, love, lust and violence through humor, eroticism and pathos.

Curated by Kevin Hegge and Jaime Sin.

Saturday February 6, 4 & 8 PM
Screenings @ Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street
$12/ $8 Members + Students ($20/ $12 for both screenings)

4 PM Motion Movies; Key Collaborations in Dance for Camera
Channels/Inserts, 1982, 32:11, 16 mm film on HD video. Collaboration with Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Ex-Romance, 1987, 48:22, 16 mm film on video. Collaboration with Karole Armitage
Because We Must, 1989, 52:30, video. Documentation of live stage show starring Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark

8 PM Narratives & Video Featureettes: Poetry, Parties & Bloodlust
Secret of the Waterfall, 1982-83, 28:35 video. Collaboration with choreographer Douglas Dunn & poet Anne Waldman
Mrs. Peanut Visits NYC, 1999, 6:06 video with Leigh Bowery
Son of Sam & Delilah, 1991, 26:59. 16mm film on video.
Parafango, 1983-84, 38:00. Collaboration with choreographer Michael Clark
What I Did Last Summer – 12:00, 1991, video.


Sunday February 7, 2 PM
Charles Atlas Artist Talk & Book Launch
@ Trinity Square Video, 376 – 401 Richmond Street West
Free/ Sponsored by Trinity Square Video and Art Metropole.

Facebook event page here.

  1. Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas, Channels/Inserts
  2. Charles Atlas, Ex-Romance
  3. Charles Atlas, Because We Must
  4. Charles Atlas, Mrs. Peanut Visits NYC