Visiting Other Dimensions: Science Fiction Video Workshop for Youth

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At The Regent Park Film Festival
Friday, November 25 | 11 AM To 3 PM
A FREE sci-fi video workshop. Fill out an application form here, or in-person at our offices in Suite 240 of Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E).

Have you ever imagined a future world where everyone could understand every language, where we could fly, or travel back in time? Join media artists Serena Lee and Christina Battle for a video workshop to create a future world, by exploring science-fiction films and stories from perspectives that are beyond the mainstream. We’ll be looking at how white, male-dominated popular culture has defined both harmoniously perfect future worlds (utopia) and apocalyptic future worlds (dystopia) and then write our own. In this workshop we will share ideas about alternative futures in the Regent Park neighbourhood, and get hands-on experience with a 360º camera to collaboratively write and produce our own science fiction video, set in the strangest world — right where we live!

Fill out an application form here

Facilitated by: Christina Battle & Serena Lee

Originally from Edmonton (AB), Christina Battle is currently based in London (ON). She has a B.Sc. with specialization in Environmental Biology from the University of Alberta, a certificate in Film Studies from Ryerson University and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her works are often inspired by the role of official and non-official archives, our notions of evidence and explore themes of history and counter-memory, political mythology and environmental catastrophe.

Serena Lee layers cinema, performance, voice, image and text to map a political grammar of harmony. Modeling belonging and power through polyphony, she practises and collaborates internationally. She holds an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Associate Certification in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Serena is third-generation Chinese-Canadian and was born in Toronto.

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