unnamed-9Film Still from Tony Romano & Corin Sworn, La Giubba, 2015

Art Hag highly recommends the screening of the new film La Giubba by Toronto-based collaborators Tony Romano and Corin Sworn. Part of the reason this new film is being featured here is that it is so timely. The world is experiencing a mass migration of Middle Eastern peoples into Central Asia and to Europe. This film is set in Italy and is the story of nomads and of an Albanian migrant and his daughter – a metaphor for current waves of migrations. The film also looks at nomadic actors who create “theatres of belief” via their travels.

unnamed-8Film Still from, La Giubba, 2015

Sworn and Romano have solicited local Italian actors for La Giubba who are both professional and amateur. The Italian landscape may be considered a character, itself, in this new collaborative film.

“The show must go on.” – loose translation of ‘la giubba’

PS. Its also so nice to see TIFF let their hair down by including screenings in local galleries!!

World Premier of La Guibba, Official Selection of TIFF – Screening 7 pm, Thursday September 10, Reception to follow

Clint Roenisch Gallery 190 St. Helens Avenue, Toronto, On

Additional Screenings: September 11 – 20 at 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm. Additional screening: September 12 at 9pm.

HHHH = Wonderful

About the Author

Artist Statement My interests in artistic production range from the obscure, to experimental, popular, spiritual, queer and to the political. Working with individuals, collectives and community groups have been part of my practice as an artist, curator and director. I prefer to create narrative-based and identity-based art, but also love artwork that explores more formalist themes and materials. Biography Andrew Harwood is a Toronto-based artist who recently graduated with Masters Degree in Fine Arts form the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 2014. Harwood is the former Co-Director of Mercer Union, Interim Director of A Space Gallery Director of Zsa Zsa (Toronto) and Zsa Zsa West (Winnipeg). He has had over 30 solo exhibitions in Canada, The United States and participated in group exhibitions and biennales internationally. Harwood’s work is in the collections of the Toronto Dominion Bank, The Bank of Montréal, The University of Guelph, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON and in private collections throughout Canada and internationally.