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Into the Light: The Film Resistance

Performance & Exhibition

April 15, 2016 - May 8, 2016

Madi Piller is a filmmaker, animator, programmer and independent curator currently living and working in Toronto, Canada. Her abstract, nonrepresentational images are drawn from film explorations in Super 8, 16mm and 35mm, as well as photography and video. The resulting imagery is strongly influenced by diverse animation techniques and styles.


Madi’s films have been screened at film festivals, alternative spaces and contemporary art venues nationally and internationally including the Festival du Cinema Jeune, Paris, France, Bienal de La Imagen Movimiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Melbourne Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. International residencies include Museum Quartier21, Vienna Austria, 2015, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture , Yukon, NWT, 2014 and the Independent Imaging Retreat, Durham, Ontario, 2013. Madi Piller’s admiration for the art of animation has inspired her to serve in the past as volunteer President of the Toronto Animated Image Society

( TAIS ) Board of Directors, Toronto.

Opening performance on Friday April 15, 6:00 pm

Madi Piller

Into the Light: The Film Resistance

April 15, 2016 - May 8, 2016

The Vienna Experiment

This is the result of a two month arts residency in Vienna in 2015. The Vienna Experiment is an ongoing process of Madi Piller’ film work experimentation.

The images in this film were produced as result of camera-less work, optical printing, direct paint on film and all then digitally re-mastered.  The presentation in the form of a performance gives an alternative dimension to the work and the creative freedom to reprocess the imagery as it is projected.  Collaborator artist Stefan Voglsinger will bring the sound substance to the work while Stefanie Zingl contributes to the optical light creations, along with Madi Piller.



Stefan Voglsinger

is an austrian musician and performer. Voglsinger is exploring sound on stage, in the studio and in the field, as well as improvising and composing activities for music, film, dance and theatre projects. He organizes Circuit Cooking soldering workshops with a focus on circuit bending, analog synthesizer & distortion circuits and piezo objects. Voglsinger performs with amplified objects, Super8 and 16mm projectors, drums and electronics. At Setzkasten Wien he organizes and curates regularly exhibitions and performances.

Stefanie Zingl

austrian film theorist, film archivist and analogue photographer.

In her theoretical and archival work Zingl is specialized in small gauge film. Zingl is cofounder of Setzkasten Wien and runs the darkroom of Setzkasten. She performs with FRAMER on stage, projecting with Super8, 16mm, diapositivs and videosynthisizers.