Kick-off of the 36th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art! Come and discover the world premiere’ screening of our opening film Megalodemocrat: The Public Art of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer by Benjamin Duffield. The world-famous artist Rafael Lozano-Hammer himself and the movie crew will be attending the screening. 

What place does art have in people’s daily lives? That is the question which Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer asks. In developing his acoustic environments, his light shows, and his interactive projections on five continents, which won him two BAFTA Awards, a Bauhaus Award, and a Governor General Award, he uses technology to gather people and transform them into actors for social change. Filmed over 10 years in 25 cities around the globe, this film paints a picture of his approach and contagious enthusiasm when it comes to transforming the urban landscape into a work of art for all to see, from Vancouver to Rotterdam to New York.

MEGALODEMOCRAT TRAILER from Benjamin Duffield on Vimeo.

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Thursday 8th March from 7:30pm at the Monument-National


Opening party 

The FIFA will be waiting for you at the opening party on Thursday 8th March from 10:30pm at the Société des Arts technologiques (SAT). You will be able to spend the evening with the mexico-canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, one of the most important international artist working in Canada. Come dance and celebrate the arts with us!

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Thursday 8th March from 10pm at the Société des Arts technologiques – Free entrance (18+)
Subway Saint Laurent

These events are supported by our associate partners.