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.

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