Antimatter festival brings unique art to Victoria Oct. 17 to Nov. 1

Antimatter festival celebrates with screenings, installations and performances

Victoria will be transformed into a hub of international time-based art, beginning Friday

Victoria will be transformed into a hub of international time-based art, beginning Friday (Oct. 17).

The 17th edition of Antimatter [Media Art] showcases  programs of experimental cinema from more than 20 countries — Argentina to Tajikistan.

Screenings comprise award-winning short works, thought-provoking feature films and innovative media hybrids, the majority world or Canadian premieres and all new to Victoria audiences.

Feature films include Joerg Burger’s Focus on Infinity, a study of enormous telescopes in the desert, supercomputers and gigantic particle accelerators.

Brett Kashmere’s hugely celebrated experimental documentary From Deep — about the game of basketball and its shifting place within 20th century American history and culture.

Shooter and Whitley, Laura Stewart’s quietly stunning fiction-documentary hybrid, blurs the boundaries of narrative and documentary, while crossing the tracks between the outskirts of town where an outlaw motorcycle club reign supreme in a no man’s land by the rail yards.

In addition, Antimatter 2014 features eight media installations throughout the downtown core, including gallery exhibitions, window projections and interventions in public spaces.

Performances by Von Bingen, The Treachery Man!! and Cleopatra and the Nile open the festival at Copper Owl on Oct. 17; Ruby Karinto and Elfin Saddle play the closing night, Nov. 1 at Deluge Contemporary Art.

Complete Antimatter program guide is available now throughout Greater Victoria and online at www.antimatter.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

Three people facing mischief charges after protests at Premier John Horgan’s home

Special prosecutor was appointed to avoid real or perceived undue influence

VIDEO: Saanich police tackle man who refused to move off Trans-Canada Highway

At this point, it is unclear why the man refused to move

Crime stats show a shift in Oak Bay during COVID-19

Thefts from automobiles, marinas up this spring

Suspected thief drops backpack of stolen goods and runs

Oak Bay Police use K9 for suspicious male

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

COVID-19 cases next to nil on Vancouver Island

Only one COVID-19 patient being treated at Island Health’s hospitals

Andrew Weaver says he was ready to defeat John Horgan government

Independent MLA blasts B.C. Greens over LNG opposition

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

44% fewer passengers flew on Canadian airlines in March 2020 than in 2019

COVID-19 pandemic has hit airlines hard as travel remains low

Commercial rent relief applications open as feds encourage landlords to apply

Program would see government cover 50 per cent of the rent

For the record

A correction to the May 20 Rickter Scale

COVID-19: B.C. park reservations surge as campgrounds reopen

Keep trying, many sites not reservable, George Heyman says

B.C. residents can now reserve a provincial campsite for a stay starting June 1

Campsite reservations will only be available to British Columbians

Most Read