Join us for five days full of festival goodness April 24 - 28, 2013. All screenings will take place at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, located at 149 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.
This Space Available
You can turn a page, change a channel or close a window on your computer, but you can’t erase a billboard from a landscape. This Space Available is a captivating documentary that takes us to several of the world’s greatest cities including Toronto to explore outdoor advertising’s proliferation and dire lack of regulation. The film considers the blurry line dividing art and ads, questions the economic viability of billboards and asks: at what point does advertising become visual pollution? It also shows how ordinary citizens combat the excesses of advertising some legal, some not so much. Either way, the film proves we shouldn’t remain passive recipients to the hard sell.
Industry Screening Includes
Film screening: 4:00pm
Cost: $25 - Includes screening, speaker and networking event + 1 drink
Screening at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 West Hastings St. in Vancouver map.
Speaker PanelGwenaelle Gobé – Director
Passionate about exploring communication with others -the dialogue, the language, the art of listening and the creation of a sense of belonging. Gwenaelle is interested in investigating the ideal experience of communication. She is driven by the belief that sometimes verbal language can act as an obstacle in our attempts to connect with others. Gwenaelle’s work has been published and shown internationally, notably in the infamous Swindle Magazine and the New York based Swingset Magazine, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects Gallery, The Institute of International Visual Arts in London, the Substation Gallery in Singapore, and on Obey The Giant Clothing. Her 35mm cut-out animation ‘The Old Noise’ screened at Film Forum’s First Sight Scene Festival, and at The Silent Movie Theatre in LA. Gwenaelle has a Master’s degree in Experimental Animation from CalArts and Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Bard. Currently, she lives and works in Los Angeles.