The Filmcycle Is Back: RITUAL for Earth Day!

EPFC | April 19th, 2022
First Filmcycle event of the year… RITUAL for Earth Day!
Friday, April 22
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Join us for the first Filmcycle Screening of 2022 as we present RITUAL from Vague Research Studios, Sweden! Meet up at Victoria Park (between Grant and Kitcheners Streets, 1 block east of Commercial Drive) for the first screening at 7:30 PM, followed by a group bike ride around the East Side with stops at various parks along the way. Free event! Everyone welcome!
Created as part of the project “The Use of Technology as Ritual and Resistance”, Ritual is a collaboration with Vague Research Studios; Kajsa G Eriksson and Lena Berglin and Maria Magnusson. The film explores energy greed as a social phenomenon, ritual as an artistic method, and has been filmed in eleven places in Sweden: Burseryd, Kinnekulle, Sandviken, Hofors, Grängesberg, Njakafjäll, Meselefors, Kallak, Ligga, Messaure, and Jokkmokk. In the selected localities, there exists a historical connection to the extraction of raw materials needed to produce energy. This history is relevant today as we transition to green energy and to the use of renewable raw source materials. The artists have specifically chosen to highlight how urban lifestyles are dependent on the natural environment and people in sparsely populated communities in Sweden.”