YOU CAN FORCE YOUR STORY’S SHAPE
BUT THE COLOUR WILL ALWAYS BLOOM UPSTREAM.
This month’s CINEMACHINE discussion will ‘grow’ from Shane Carruth’s 2013 film UPSTREAM COLOR. This strange portrayal of a man and woman who are drawn together— entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism— will act as the backdrop for a discussion of habituation, philosophical perspectives on the mutual entanglement of beings, and the BIG question: how might one live?
This month’s event is inspired by the current Drawing Room exhibition, “The Circulation of Fluids and Other Exchanges” by Josée Aubin Ouellette.
“In the waiting room, people pass the time choosing their favourite cup and taking drink after drink from the water cooler. They sit in chairs staring into space, listening to the music they didn't choose coming from a speaker that they can't see. The plants in their pots slowly grow into dramatic shapes in response to the difficulties presented by their physical environment. The people in the posters on the walls model various cushions, braces, and supports that ease the discomfort experienced by ailing bodies.”