Polar Life: Reborn is a series of film screenings leading up to and during the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 in 2017 in Montreal.
The immersive digital projection installation recreates the pioneering audio-visual experience of the multi-screen film, Polar Life.
Directed by Graeme Ferguson, the film is an experimental precursor to the panoramic spatial complexity created in IMAX films, along with Labyrinth.
Part of In Search of Expo 67, the film is screening at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal from June 21 to August 6, 2017.
Exhibition Visits and Artist Talks
|Wednesday, June 21, 2017||16h||Janine Marchessault (EN)|
|18h||Althea Thauberger, Krista Belle Stewart, Kathleen Ritter (EN)|
|Thursday, July 13, 2017||18h||Stéphane Gilot (FR)|
|Wednesday, July 19, 2017||18h||Lesley Johnstone (FR)|
|Thursday, July 20, 2017||18h||Lesley Johnstone (EN)|
|Thursday, July 27, 2017||18h||Leisure, Cheryl Sim (EN)|
|Thursday, August 3, 2017||18h||David K. Ross (EN)|
|Thursday, August 24, 2017||18h||Jean-Pierre Aubé, Emmanuelle Léonard (FR)|
|Thursday, September 7, 2017||18h||Pascal Grandmaison, Marie-Claire Blais (FR)|
|Thursday, September 14, 2017||18h||Monika Gagnon (EN)|
|Thursday, September 28, 2017||18h||Chris Salter, Caroline Martel, Mathieu Bouchard-Malo (EN, FR)|
|Thursday, October 5, 2017||18h||Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen (EN)|
Events will take place at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, unless otherwise indicated.
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
185, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance)
Montréal (Québec), H2X 3X5
Thinking Out Loud Expo 67 Podcast
Join host Monika Kin Gagnon, professor in the Department of Communication Studies and director of Concordia University research group CinemaExpo67, for behind the scenes conversations with contemporary artists who are rethinking Expo 67.
|Being a Hostess||In 1967 a group of women were selected to represent their countries at Expo 67 – the Expo 67 hostess had women front and centre as cultural ambassador/greeter. In this episode Monika Kin Gagnon speaks to Kaya Deckelbaum and Sara Riesman, and Aurora Wallace Professor of Media, Culture and Communication (NYU) about the hostesses, gender and expo67.|
|Come Fly With Me||The Expo 67 minirail was more than just elevated transportation – it gave visitors novel views of the site and pavillion architecture not possible from the ground. David K. Ross speaks to Monika Kin Gagnon about his new film, As Sovereign as Love, that uses a drone camera to retrace the minirail routes. Come fly with us.|
|More than a Pavillion||The Indians of Canada Pavillion at Expo 67 was a significant event, with Indigenous curators and artists in control of how they were represented to a world audience. Monika Kin Gagnon speaks with Heather Igloliorte and John Moses about Indigenous art and expression and the role of Expo 67.|
|Remembering Expo 67||Childhood memories of Expo 67 – spending days on the islands, passport in hand, getting as many passport stamps as possible. François Morelli and Christine Mota share their memories of being young at Expo 67.|
|Un jour, Say Friend||Cheryl Sim is one of the artists contributing to In Search of Expo 67. Sim talks with Monika Gagnon about her new work exploring women’s identity through the theme of the famed Expo hostesses, and her family connection to Expo 67.|
|Ambiguous Modernism||Design was a key element of Expo 67 – and it was everywhere. Join Monika Gagnon and guest Martin Racine, professor in Concordia’s Department of Design and Computational Arts, for a conversation about design and the ambiguous modernism of Julien Hébert, the designer of the Expo 67 logo.|
|In Search of Expo 67||Join Monika Kin Gagnon and Lesley Johnstone, the co-curators of In Search of Expo 67, an upcoming exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC). They provide an inside track on what to expect from this exhibition.|