DATE & TIME: Thursday, June 22, 6:00PM–7:30PM

LOCATION: BUC, Main flr. and The Great Hall, 140 Wineva Avenue

Air completes the quartet of elemental themes the FeFF Photography Exhibition has previously presented, following Water, Fire, and Earth. The ancient Greek philosopher Anaximenes (mid-6th century BCE) thought that all life was, at base, created from air. The other elements were considered part of air’s cyclical change, in which variations in the density of air results in the creation of the other elements. Fire, which he understood as “thinned air,” creates air, air turns to wind, wind to cloud, cloud as condensed air turns to water, and when further condensed, water then turns to earth and stone. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy describes Anaximenes’s Doctrine of Air as “Natural forces constantly act on the air and transform it into other materials, which come together to form the organized world.” Anaximenes associated air with breath, and therefore the life force, which he believed gave air divine attributes.


His ideas follow the philosopher Thales, who thought that everything was made of water, and Anaximander, who thought all four elements work in combination. 


In this exhibition, diverse creative interpretations of the Air theme have been welcomed to reflect a variety of meanings and occurrences related to air, through breath, spirit, air pollution, wind, quantum occurrences, and beyond.


Group exhibition, curated by Elaine Brodie and Inger Whist. Produced in association with Beach Photo Club, John Wallace, in partnership with the Beach United Church.



DATE & TIME: Thursday, June 22, 7:30PM–9PM

LOCATION: BUC, Main flr. and The Great Hall, 140 Wineva Avenue

Day, directed by Edie Pijpers. This animated short speaks of the beauty, depth, magic, and truth that are to be found in the banality and repetition of life. Twelve acrylic paintings lay the basis for showing the many different roles we inhabit throughout our everyday lives. (WP, 2016, Animation, 2 min. 46 sec., New York, NY, USA)

About Death, directed by Eunjae Lee. One afternoon, Eun, who is living alone in a foreign country while studying, feels unfamiliar with the death of fish on her cutting board. (OP, 2016, Drama, 11 min. 27 sec., South Korea)

Status Quo, directed by Marie-Rose Osta. In the midst of a boiling Middle East, while the Lebanese borders are under constant attack by terrorists, a Beiruti couple is battling their midnight anxiety. They’re not able to sleep, and a range of troubled emotions erupt to the surface. They fight. They let go and they eat popcorn as they watch the escalation of war where the main question is what can they do about it? (CP, 2017, Experimental Drama, 20 min., Lebanon)

No End, directed by Josephine Massarella. This lyrical journey explores the intersection of interconnectivity and lived experience. (2016, Experimental,  6 min., Toronto, ON, Canada)

Painting in Nature, directed by Mary Sheridan. Set in Wilno Hills, near eastern Ontario’s Algonquin Park, this cinematic poem about our perception of beauty found in nature features the Wild Women wilderness artists. (2015, Experimental, 9 min., Eastern Highlands, ON, Canada)

Come to the Edge, directed by Sophie Dia Pegrum. Come to the Edge brings together art and science in an experimental synthesis of music, audio, and archival footage celebrating our unique human quest to find our place amongst the stars. (WP, 2016, Experimental, Documentary, 8 min. 25 sec., Woodland Hills, CA, USA)

Schizophrenia, directed by Yuri Muraoka. A director’s self-portrait of her seventh year of treatment for schizophrenia. “An obsession by the name of ‘odd-numbers’ torments me in daily life” (Chapter 1, “The odd numbers”). “A death sentence was being pronounced. With the sound of the scaffold coming down, the fear of self-destruction that ‘the reality’ collapses into pieces from my foot” (Chapter 2, “Transparent, I am”). (CP, 2016, Experimental, 10 min., Japan)

Total run time: 72 minutes. Audience Q & A with filmmakers.

​Hosted by FeFF Dir. Leslie-Ann Coles

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