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24 August 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sweet 16mm – an analog showcase featuring digitized archive project by Christina Dovolis and Cleo Sallis-Parchet and a presentation of original 16mm films hosted by JC Culp of UnPopular Arts.

Join us anytime in the evening line up. The evening begins with an exploration walk around downtown.

7:30PM Meet at NAC for A Cinematic Walkshop of Niagara

The walkshop, a participatory mapping exercise, will be led by researchers Taien Ng-Chan, Lee Rodney, Michael Darroch and Donna Akrey. Taking its prompts from the mediated history of the region, a walk-book will be provided for participants with creative questions, prompts, and drawing spaces.

Organised by the Hamilton Perambulatory Unit, this Walkshop engages with historical and current ideas around perambulation, and to explore walking in conjunction with artistic practices and research-creation.

The Walkshop will loop back to the NAC for the following screenings on the TCO Rooftop Terrace:

9PM Screening Floating Relics: by Christina Dovolis and Cleo Sallis-Parchet

The screening is an original film developed with the NAC’s historical archives.

Spanning from the 1950s-1990s, the Jacobs’ Family home film collection captures the shifting landscape of St. Catharines and the Niagara borderlands through the lens of a local family. Curators Christina Dovolis and Cleo Sallis-Parchet worked with the archive to unravel, digitize, and thread narratives related to the materiality of borders and kinship. By re-mapping the landscape that surrounds us, we challenge geographic conventions and reimagine patterns of belonging in St. Catharines.

Cleo Sallis-Parchet and Christina Dovolis are graduate students in the Cinema and Media Arts at York University interested in archival research, counter-cartographies, and community art.

This event draws on research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Niagara Artists Centre.

9:30PM Screening 16mm films on film by JC Culp

Movies about watching movies, movies about showing movies and art films based on the filmmaking process, all pulled from the NAC 16mm collection, including; How motion pictures move and talk, March of the movies, Choosing a classroom film, Let’s talk about films, Outtakes, Very nice very nice.

Special Thanks to: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Archive/Counter-Archive, University of Windsor, Brock University, York University, IN/TERMINUS, and The Hamilton Perambulatory Unit.


24 August 2022
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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TCO Rooftop Terrace at NAC
358 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, Canada
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Niagara Artists Centre


Covid Protocols
TCO Rooftop is an outdoor open air venue. Wearing a mask is encouraged while accessing indoor washroom facilities. Please be advised, unfortunately this is not a fully accessible venue.