Megalodemocrat: The Public Art of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Canada | 2018 | 94 min
English, Spanish | Subtitles in English
Animation: Cy Rendon
Cinematography: Geoffroy Beauchemin, Benjamin Duffield, Ian Kerr, François Vincelette
Editing: Benjamin Duffield
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Synopsis

BEST CANADIAN FILM PRIZE WINNER

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World Preview – Artist and director in attendance

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.

Directors

Benjamin Duffield

Benjamin Duffield is a Montreal-based filmmaker, passionate about editing, directing fiction, and documentary films. He has since co-directed Singing in the Shadow, and the sci-fi Darwin which premiered at the 2016 Vancouver World Film Festival. Most recently, Benjamin co-edited 2017 Sundance pick Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, which won a Special Jury Prize for Masterful Storytelling as well as two awards at Hot Docs including Best Canadian Documentary.
Filmography | Darwin (2016) ; The Mad, the Bad, and the Ugly (2008) ; My Brand New Life (2004) ; Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty (2003) ; Road Rage (2002).

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Screenings playing this movie

19:30
Monument-National, Salle Ludger-Duvernay
Screening # 1
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Megalodemocrat: The Public Art of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
FIFA Competition

Megalodemocrat: The Public Art of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Canada | 94 min | 2018

English, Spanish | Subtitles in English

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15:00
Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais / Canadian Centre for Architecture – Paul-Desmarais Theatre
Screening # 46
Megalodemocrat: The Public Art of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
FIFA Competition

Megalodemocrat: The Public Art of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Canada | 94 min | 2018

English, Spanish | Subtitles in English

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tickets