EC3 And Artspace Bring Hunter Street Alive With Canada 150-Themed Video Art Productions

As part of Canada 150th celebrations in Peterborough, Electric City Culture Council (EC3) and Artspace will be turning Hunter St. into a stage for New Visions/Old Land, an art exhibition featuring four media art projects tucked into stores, office fronts, alleyways and tents.

To celebrate Canada’s 150th, EC3 and Artspace asked artists in Peterborough to reimagine what “Canada” means, to offer new visions of what the idea of Canada could or should be. Who are we? What does it mean to be Canadian? What is the role of the land and the landscape in shaping this definition? How can we trace an outline of the future in the fragments of the past? New Visions/Old Land is about recasting the past, inventing alternative futures.

EC3 coordinated the project and Artspace donated the equipment and facilities.


On Friday, June 30th, Hunter Street between George and Alymer streets will be open to pedestrians only. Four artists have created original works in film or video that will be presented between George Street and Sam’s Deli running 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Filmmaker and Trent University Professor Kelly Egan will curate the show. Each installation will have a live sound/music component.

Interested in making your own film? Come to the camera-less film production table, where you can scratch, paint, stamp, and draw directly on 16mm film.  Once the film is finished (and dried), watch your own creation projected live on Hunter Street. Learn about the history of moving images—and the differences between video and celluloid—through 16mm camera-less filmmaking. Participants of all ages are welcome, including children.

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