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WVLNT – WAVELENGTH For Those Who Don't Have the Time: Originally 45 minutes, now 15!

WVLNTWAVELENGTH For Those Who Don’t Have the Time: Originally 45 minutes, now 15!

Michael Snow

Canada | 2003 | 15 min
Presented only in theatres

In 1967, Michael Snow made Wavelength, a film that, right from its release, captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with its formality, its soundtrack and its long-drawn-out traversing of a space. It became a classic of avant-garde filmmaking. Thirty-six years later, Snow created a new work by digitizing the original material and proposing simultaneities rather than the sequential progressions of the first film: WVLNT is composed of three unaltered superimpositions of sound and picture, offering a completely new visual and aural experience.

This film is part of the FIFA EXPERIMENTAL section program FOCUS MICHAEL SNOW.
Director Michael Snow
Editing Michael Snow


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Saturday, march 25, 2023, 05:00 p.m. — 07:15 p.m.


Michael Snow

Michael Snow

Michael Snow worked in many mediums: film, photo-work, holographic work, music, bookworks, video and sound installation, sculpture, painting, drawing. His visual artworks are broadly collected and have been exhibited worldwide, including solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), The Hara Museum (Tokyo), The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Centre Pompidou (Paris). His films have been shown extensively in festivals (London, New York, Rotterdam, Berlin) and are in such collections as the Oesterreichisches filmmuseum (Vienna) and Royal Belgian Film Archives (Brussels).

Snow was also a professional musician since the 1950s, and for thirty years focusing on free improvisation, with concerts in Canada, USA, Europe, Japan — usually with Toronto-based CCMC — and many recordings. Snow’s solo releases include compositions using multi-track studio recordings (The Last LP,1987, re-released as The Last LP CD, 1994) among others.

His work includes digital works such as the film *Corpus Callosum (2001) and interactive DVD ROM Anarchive 2‑Digital Snow (2002), an encyclopedia of Snow’s work in all mediums.

Snow considers his work sensuous philosophy”. He asks, What essential aspects of a medium distinguish it from other mediums?” The materials of cinema, for example, are light and duration, not movement or narrative.

He passed away on January 5, 2023.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Other films:
Cityscape (2019)
Inside the Art (2017)
Snow in Vienna (2012)
Cinématon (2011)
Puccini Conservato (2008)
SShtoorrty (2005)

In the same session

Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell

Saturday, march 25, 2023, 05:00 p.m.

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