Dave Dyment

“Dead Ringer”
Film Premiere and Casa Loma Tour

Tuesday September 27, 2022
Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8
[SOLD OUT]

National Site

Encore Screening #1

Friday October 7, 2022
Toronto City Hall,
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2,
Committee Room # 2

First Screening: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Second Screening: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

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Encore Screening #2

Sunday October 16, 2022
Toronto City Hall,
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2,
Committee Room # 2

First Screening: 12:00PM to 2:00PM
Second Screening: 2:00PM to 4:00PM

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“Dead Ringer” is a feature length documentary film that focuses on Casa Loma, investigating the way the building functions as a microcosm for the larger city, in terms of Toronto’s history as a stand-in for American cities in cinema. The film and artist talk will explore questions about identity and representation and ultimately asks, “What does it mean to see your city reflected back to you, but not your experience?” The film and artist talk will premier at Casa Loma during Ontario Culture Days 2022 in a kind of site-specific cinema. Visitors would watch the film in the basement of the ‘castle’, in an area initially planned as an indoor pool. Viewers will then be given a copy of the poster, to be used as a self guided element for people to tour the Celebrity Walk exhibition.

There will also be drop-in encore screenings of the film at Toronto City Hall following the premiere.

 

Artist’s bio:
Dave Dyment is a Canadian artist and curator. His practice investigates the way that culture is formed, used and remixed, exploring themes of identity, history, copyright, appropriation, etc. Using what he calls a VCRchaeology approach, much of his work has mined fictional films for their documentary truths, while exploring tropes and memes in cinema in an attempt to better understand the language of film, and the forces that shape culture. Dyment was the 2008 artist-in-residence at the Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown, Scotland and was an Chalmers Arts Fellow in 2009. He is the co-Director of Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre in Sackville, NB.

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Artistic programs are made possible thanks to support from Canadian Heritage, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Toronto Arts Council.