Leslie Thornton: So Much Much

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Artist 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.


Total running time: 74 min.


Leslie Thornton: So Much Much 

March 25 – May 5, 2018 

Unit 17 | 2954 W 4 Ave, Vancouver 



Image: Still from Adynata, 1983.