Heidi Phillips makes experimental films and videos. Take her 2010 short Spin. What in anyone else's hands would look like a home movie - footage of toddlers playing in a backyard - becomes a kinetic whirl of youth, joy and curiosity. Or Revival (2009), in which weird found footage of helicopters becomes a metaphor for transcendent yearning.
Winner of the 2011 Manitoba Film Hothouse Award, the Winnipeg artist will be honoured at Cinematheque on July 29th with a retrospective showing of her work, ranging from a 1999 student piece to a premiere of her latest project. Like many avant-garde filmmakers, Phillips uses dark and light, sound and rhythm to examine the nature of her medium, but she also creates amazingly evocative spaces for feeling and thought.
Views of Kildonan Settlers bridge, Main Street and North Kildonan
Views of Route 90 and Portage Ave.
Views of Osborne, Confusion Corner, the Legislature and the Osborne Street bridge