SCREENING: Slipstreams | Program for in/future Festival

September 17, 2016 - September 20, 2016

Artist(s): Morehshin Allahyari, Maria Flawia LitwinManuel SaizMarianna Milhorat, and Terence Nance
Curator(s): Shani K Parsons

Slipstreams, an original 30-min program of moving image works, will screen in the Cinesphere at Ontario Place during in/future, an immersive celebration of multidisciplinary contemporary art and world music presented by Art Spin in partnership with Small World Music.

Responding to the site and festival context, Slipstreams brings together five artists whose works envisage the slippage of time between past and future, and how humans seek to transcend the present moment. Featuring work by Morehshin Allahyari (Brooklyn), Maria Flawia Litwin (Toronto), Manuel Saiz (Logroño, Spain), Marianna Milhorat (Chicago), and Terence Nance (Brooklyn).

The program

Saturday, September 17th from 2–3 pm
Vtape Program I, Slipstreams, presented by Critical Distance

Monday, September 19th from 7–8:40 pm
Alex McLeod, Joe Hambleton, Slipstreams, presented by Critical Distance, Vtape Program I, IMAX Journey of Discovery

Tuesday, September 20th from 7–9 pm
Slipstreams, presented by Critical Distance, Konrad Kästner, PVS, Carsten Nicolai, IMAX Silent Sky

Slipstreams is included in a longer set of film and video works to be screened in the Cinesphere. See the full program, and information on each artist/artwork, at in/future’s website.

This program was developed during in/future Festival, presented by Art Spin in partnership with Small World Music. 


While you’re at the festival, keep an eye out for CDCC Founding Director Shani K Parsons‘ independent curatorial project featuring large-scale eye-popping artworks by Brooklyn-based artist Tamara Gayer inside the main entrance and on the pavilion rooftops.

About the Curator(s)

Shani K Parsons

Since the mid-90s, Shani K Parsons has pursued a multidisciplinary practice focused on exhibition-making — initially through the lenses of architecture, urban planning and public arts administration, then installation, graphic, and environmental design, and most recently through research, writing, curation, and collaboration. She is the Founding Director of Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC).

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About the Artists

Manuel Saiz

Spanish artist Manuel Saiz has pursued a multidimensional practice since the 1980s, working initially in painting, sculpture, and photography before focusing on video and media installations from the mid-90s on. The unifying thread in his diverse oeuvre is its conceptual and experimental nature, through which the artist pursues a critical interest in language and perception.

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Maria Flawia Litwin

Maria Flawia Litwin is a visual artist who grew up in both Poland and Australia, straddling the Iron Curtain, and now lives and works in Toronto. Encounters with communist and consumer ideologies within social and educational structures have made Litwin sensitive to the fluid and shifting nature of belief systems. She is particularly concerned with the way changes in ideology manifest themselves in her figurative and literal environment.

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Marianna Milhorat

Marianna Milhorat (b. 1983) is a Chicago-based filmmaker, originating from Vermont, USA. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2012 and BFA from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinéma at Concordia University in 2007. Working in film and video, she utilizes landscape and duration to disrupt andFind out more

Morehshin Allahyari

Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work extensively deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolsetFind out more

Terence Nance

Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. His first feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film has garnered recognition from Filmmaker magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 newFind out more