TIFF UN/CUT: Michael Snow, Canadian legend
From iconic Canada Geese to experimental film masterpieces
This week on TIFF UN/CUT, we hear from Canadian film and art legend Michael Snow. From Flightstop, his iconic collection of life-sized Canada Geese sculptures that hang in Toronto's Eaton Centre, to his landmark experimental films La Région Centrale (71) and Wavelength (67) (the title of which inspired the Toronto International Film Festival's programme of experimental works, Wavelengths), Snow's work as a visual artist and filmmaker has been celebrated around the world.
In this episode, we hear an extended conversation about Snow's early career, his influences, his initial encounters with the medium of film, life as an artist in Europe, Canada, and New York in the late 1950s and early 1960s, his relationship with fellow artist Joyce Wieland, and the interplay in his work between the visual arts, music, and film.