The AGA Sidewalk Cinema is a new initiative being launched as part of the City of Edmonton’s 2021 Downtown Spark project, a series of exhibits and experiences that are free, take place outdoors and are safe to enjoy as they allow for physical distancing and small groups. Mounted on the Northwest corner of the AGA building, the AGA Sidewalk Cinema is a street-level digital screen with audio, that is visible from outside of the AGA building. See the works daily from 10am-10pm.
Statement from the Jury
The jury was very excited to select the inaugural program for the Art Gallery of Alberta’s new Sidewalk Cinema. From over 100 submissions, the jury chose 12 works. We were impressed by the diversity of submissions that came from many art communities in and around the Province. Wanting to represent that diversity, the jury selected a range of artistic approaches, from animation to spoken word, from mini-documentaries to short narrative films. Many of the works selected are reflections of the artists’ identities, which speak to both personal and collective experiences. We are interested in the dynamics of presenting these personal experiences in a public venue and want to celebrate the personal on the public stage of the Sidewalk Cinema.
Nasra Adem, Shea
Simon and Vinson Chan, Garbage Boi
Cobra Collins, Hop Along Hang On
Patricia Anne Duquette, Ancestral Tree
Ryland Fortie, Guardian
Jamie-Lee Girodat, Facing the Metronome
Madeline LeBlanc, All That I Know
Timiro Mohamed, Faisa Omer, Omar Farah, Abdulhakim Elmi, Mustafa Mohamed, The 252
Stephanie Jonsson, Sweetie
Nauzanin Knight, Shades of Worth
Tank Standing Buffalo, RKLSS
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