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POSTPONED - KWAG Film Series | Joyce Wieland’s Reason Over Passion

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Categories: Adults
January 25, 2023 @ 7:00 PM
Available at: Central Library

***Due to the poor weather, this screening has been postponed until Wednesday, February 22.***

In partnership with Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Celebrate the upcoming KWAG exhibit Joyce Wieland: A Clutter of Love with a special screening of Wieland's landmark avant-garde film, Reason over Passion / La raison avant la passion (1969)

SYNOPSIS

Reason over Passion is one of Joyce Wieland’s most renowned experimental films– a cross-country travelogue, political satire, modernist experiment— which embodies many of the themes recurrent in her rich, diverse and extensive oeuvre. It was inspired by a speech given by then Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, in which the phrase “reason over passion” was meant to be a strategic goal for Canada’s future and the possibility of some sort of unity between the French and the English. To Joyce Wieland, however, as a woman, as an artist (who worked with textiles undervalued as women’s craft not high art), and as a passionate Canadian nationalist, “Passion over Reason” described more of her own approach to art and life.

 

 

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Central Library Theatre