Experiencing Interruptions?

Dissolution

What does a building look like on the verge of demolition? Typically, there is no fanfare. Some, however, peek through the tiny metal meshes while the wrecking ball gets its due and wonder what was. The structure of 888 Dupont has had many functions throughout the years. Once, it was a broom factory for veterans with disabilities. At its most recent iteration, it served as an oasis for artists over many decades. Its future looks more mundane and typical: glass cladded-condominiums. When a building with a history of community, opportunity and creativity is slated for the chopping block, does it make a sound? What would this building say to us if given the chance?

  • Rennie Taylor
    Director
  • Rennie Taylor
    Sound
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 7, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • the8fest Small Gauge Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    July 28, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Wide Open Experimental Film Festival – Program 2
    Oklahoma City
    United States
    April 22, 2023
    Official Selection
  • ByDesign 2023 – In the In-Between: Short Film Program
    Seattle
    United States
    March 17, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Inflamável - Festival de Curtas em Super 8
    Florianópolis
    Brazil
    March 16, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Engauge Experimental Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    November 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Experimental Film Fest
    New Bern
    United States
    October 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Serbest International Film Festival (SIFF)
    Kishinev
    Serbia
    September 5, 2022
    Semi-Finalist
  • Hallucinea Film Festival – Session VII, Paris, France
    Paris
    France
    July 4, 2022
    European Premiere
  • 4theatre selection
    N/A
    June 30, 2022
    Finalist
  • Rougher Experimental Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    May 6, 2022
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Rennie Taylor

Rennie Taylor is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His practice focuses on the everyday with an emphasis on nostalgic signs and symbols found in popular culture. Engaging in the practices of photography, filmmaking, animation, collage and illustration he explores themes of consumerism, the handmade and obsolescence. He investigates decay within technology which corresponds to his material manipulation of celluloid, ephemera and found objects. His short experimental Super 8 films and videos have been screened across Canada and Internationally in Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Serbia, and the United States. These films have appeared at festivals such as Antimatter Media Art, Dresdner Schmalfilmtage and the Engauge Experimental Film Festival. He received his BFA with Distinction in Photography at Toronto Metropolitan University and a Ontario College Diploma in Fine Arts at Centennial College. Rennie previously served as a board member at the8fest Small Gauge Film Festival and a founder of the artist collective [UN]PROMPTU.

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