Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak’s “Blood Records: written and annotated” and Mike Hoolboom’s “Mourning Pictures”

October’s meeting will feature a screening of Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak’s Blood Records: written and annotated. A haunting tale of disease and loss, the work infuses the irrevocably sad memories of a girl, who rests in a sanatorium sick with tuberculosis, with a hope only possible through survival. Struggling to escape her diseased body, her spirit roams freely throughout the long days and nights, reminiscing about her family, fearful of the fate of a beloved older brother who is fighting in The War, missing her native language (French) which is now foreign to her tongue after two years in the English hospital and idolizing the handsome but distant war correspondent who has just been admitted. To follow, we will read Mike Hoolbooms “Mourning Pictures,” an eloquent take on the film that encourages a close reading of the work itself through self-reflection and historical memory.

screening Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak’s Blood Records: written and annotated
reading Mike Hoolboom’s “Mourning Pictures”
Cineworks Studio (1131 Howe, back lane entrance), Vancouver BC
29 October 2008, 18:00

Facilitated by cheyanne turions