Molly Johnson in elsewhere, PATTISON Onestop, 2014
TORONTO ON, October 27, 2014 – PATTISON Onestop, in partnership with Grimm Pictures and adelheid, present elsewhere, a series of short films created for urban screens by Heidi Strauss, Laura Taler, and Jeremy Mimnagh, based on the most recent creation of award-winning choreographer Heidi Strauss, from November 1 to 30, 2014.
elsewhere will play in Toronto on PATTISON Onestop’s subway platform screens as well as the large downtown video board, located at the corner of Yonge and Edward Streets. In Alberta elsewhere will appear on the Edmonton LRT platform screens, as well as on screens at the Calgary International Airport. elsewhere will also be presented across Canada on the PATTISON Onestop Residential Network and shopping mall screens.
This urban screen film project, shot before elsewhere premiered as a live dance performance, features brief glimpses into a world where time’s properties are malleable. In elsewhere, everyone is simultaneously together and alone; the reeling bodies are guided by a collection of experiences, leaving behind a sensory imprint of all that is changing, vital and fleeting. The project maps a condition that gives everyday life a quality of continual motion; felt within impulses, expectations and encounters; an internal graph of lived intensities.
“The project began when Heidi Strauss and I began discussing ideas around affect,” said Laura Taler, Grimm Pictures. “We did not want to do a straight-up adaptation of the stage work so we decided that we would experiment with creating the stage work and the film in tandem. In the end, since the mediums are so different, there is little overlap between the two, aside from the dancers. The Art in Transit project allowed us to give the choreography a particular cinematic treatment that could never be seen on stage.”
“These elsewhere videos mold time to the needs of the creators while deftly focusing the viewers’ attention on beautifully fluid interactions and brief but intense encounters. I’ve never seen anything like them,” said Sharon Switzer, National Arts Programmer and Curator, PATTISON Onestop.
Performed by Danielle Baskerville, Justine A Chambers, Luke Garwood, Molly Johnson and Brendan Wyatt, elsewhere is adelheid’s first ensemble creation. The elsewhere urban screen film project was produced by Grimm Pictures in collaboration with adelheid dance projects, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Dance on Screen Production Projects Program.
elsewhere is presented on PATTISON Onestop networks as part of PATTISON’s ongoing arts and culture programme, presenting thought-provoking projects that enhance our shared environment and transport commuters, shoppers and city-dwellers, if only momentarily, out of their daily routines. www.artintransit.ca
About Grimm Pictures
Grimm Pictures Inc. was created in 1995 to produce the films of Laura Taler. Our productions focus on telling stories with movement and music, through documentaries, dancefilms, performing arts programs and installations. Grimm’s award winning films have been broadcast on the CBC (Canada), Bravo! (Canada), W (Canada), TfO (Ontario), ARTV (Quebec), Channel 4 (U.K.), NPS (The Netherlands), Kunstkanaal (The Netherlands), ABC (Australia), IBA (Israel), SVT (Sweden), and in numerous festivals and special screenings internationally.
About adelheid dance projects
adelheid dance projects formed in 2008 after a series of collaborations between Heidi Strauss and Jeremy Mimnagh. adelheid’s focus is the creation of contemporary dance performance that focuses on relationships between people and their environments, work that addresses issues of human contact, interaction and communication. A resident artist at the Theatre Centre in Toronto, their award-winning work has been presented across the country.
About PATTISON Onestop
PATTISON Onestop, a division of PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, Canada’s largest Out-of-Home advertising company serving 200 markets coast-to-coast, is a world leader in the development and operation of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH) for mass transit, mall, retail, hospitality, residential, office, and outdoor environments. Art in Transit represents PATTISON Onestop’s ongoing arts and culture programme.
About Art In Transit
Art in Transit represents PATTISON Onestop’s ongoing arts and culture programme, presenting thought-provoking projects that enhance our shared environment and transport commuters, shoppers and city-dwellers, if only momentarily, out of their daily routines.
For more information, contact:
Arts Publicist, PATTISON Onestop