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Worth More Standing Screening & Performance

Artscape Sandbox
301 Adelaide St W
Toronto ON M5V 2E8


Artscape Sandbox (301 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2E8)
Sunday, May 28, 2022, 8-11 pm EST. Doors open at 7:30 pm

Tickets are free for FMSAC members and Analogue Resilience: Film Labs Gathering participants. $10 for the general public.

***Tickets will be available at the door, but as seating will be limited for this event, pre-registration on our Eventbrite is highly encouraged.***


Organized by Archive/Counter-Archive, Worth More Standing is a hybrid screening and live expanded cinema performance event featuring the work of Vancouver-based artists Lindsay McIntyre and Peter Bussigel. The screening and performance will be followed by a short Q&A and a reception.

Event Program

7:30 pm     Doors open. 

8:00 pm     Part I - Screening of Her Silent Life and Seeing Her

8:40 pm     Part II - Expanded cinema performance of Worth More Standing

9:15 pm     Q&A with Lindsay McIntyre and Peter Heil

9:35 pm     Reception.

The process of finding one’s place in fractured familial histories is the starting point for a series of films and performances produced by McIntyre. Between 2007 and 2012, she produced a series of five short films under the title Bloodline concerned with some of the lost histories and intergeneration traumas of her Inuit matrilineal heritage. The program opens with Her Silent Life (31 min, 2012), an experimental documentary which seeks to understand the complex life of her Inuk great grandmother Kumaa’naaq. Seeing Her (3 min, 2020), made several years later, offers a sparkling repose presenting an analogue experimental animation that builds on elements explored in the previous film, animating Kumaa’naaq’s beautiful beadworks.

The second half of the program is an expanded cinema performance featuring several 16mm projectors (Lindsay McIntyre) and digital and live sound (Peter Bussigel). Worth More Standing (40 min, 2022) is “a looping 16 mm performance exploring the framework of tree/human relationships on unceded Pacheedaht territory at Fairy Creek. A site of civil disobedience, it is also a place of recognition, passion, and dedication for the more-than-human beings with whom we share the planet. High contrast images are hand-processed, optically printed, contact printed and altered, creating a portrait of this landscape and its employ at the hands of humans” (69th International Short Film Festival of Oberhausen 2022: 349).


Artist Biographies

Lindsay McIntyre is a filmmaker and artist of Inuk and settler descent born on Treaty Six territory in Edmonton, Alberta. She works primarily with analogue film, exploring place-based knowledge, portraiture, and personal histories. Process cinema techniques, celluloid manipulation, and handmade emulsions support her autoethnographic explorations, which often extend to film performances. Her current projects are concerned with land use and resource extraction in the circumpolar north. She is an Associate Professor of Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on unceded Coast Salish territory in Vancouver, Canada.

Peter Bussigel is a composer and intermedia artist working with sound, video, and performance. His projects include audiovisual instruments, interactive software systems, sound installations, experimental videos, and concert games. He is an Assistant Professor in New Media + Sound Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish Peoples.


This event is made possible by the generous support of Archive/Counter-Archive, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Film and Media Studies Association of Canada (FMSAC), and the York University Office of the VPRI.