Leslie Thornton in attendance! DIM Cinema presents a selection of archival work by New York artist Leslie Thornton in parallel with her exhibition at Vancouver’s Unit 17. A pioneer of contemporary media aesthetics, Thornton works at the limits of cinema, video, and digital media. Films such as X-TRACTS and Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue, both screening here, have coloured the development of her oeuvre over subsequent decades. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Documenta 12, the Whitney Biennial, MoMA PS1, Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, and Raven Row, but this exhibition and screening, curated by Tobin Gibson, mark the first presentation of its kind by Thornton in Canada.
X-TRACTS | 1975, 9 min.
All Right You Guys | 1976, 16 min.
Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue | 1984, 19 min.
Adynata | 1983, 30 min.
Programmed Tobin Gibson
Leslie Thornton: So Much Much
March 25 – May 5, 2018
Unit 17 | 2954 W 4 Ave, Vancouver
Image: Still from Adynata, 1983.