Kirk Tougas

Kirk Tougas is a noted experimental film artist, director of photography, producer, director, curator, and founder of the Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver, Canada.
With over 250 professional credits, he is recognized as one of Canada's pre-eminent feature documentary cinematographers. Representing many cultural, anthropological, social, and political themes, these films have been broadcast on every major network and have garnered more than 80 festival awards, including Emmy and Peabody awards, and 13 awards and nominations from the Canadian Academy of Cinema.
Creator of numerous experimental films, he has been variously described as a structural or conceptual artist. His experimental and personal films have broadly pursued three themes: the inherent nature of the film medium (and later the digital video medium) and its message; portraiture and self-imaging as a human phenomenon from cave walls to the Selfie; and the poetics of a medium composed of image, sound and time.. He is best known for the politics of perception and the framing of perception which along with his other works have been distinguished with screenings and installations in many countries. in museums, universities, art schools, art galleries and film festivals. Among the more notable international exhibitions:

65th OBERHAUSEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Germany
FACTO, Berlin
EXPERIMENTADESIGN, Lisbon, Portugal
SYROS INT#L FILM FESTIVAL, Greece
TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY
YEBISU INT#L FESTIVAL FOR ART & ALTERNATIVE VISIONS, Japan
MUSEE JEU DE PAUME, Paris
ECOLE DE BEAUX-ARTS, Bordeaux, France
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CREATION INDUSTRIELLE, Paris
MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES DE BILBAO, Spain
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris
CINEMATHEQUE QUEBECOISE, Montreal
THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, London, England
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY, PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE, "The Impossible Self".
FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART, Montreal
AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, New York
11eme FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ART, UNESCO, CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris
6th VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
41st EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Scotland
OREGON ART INSTITUTE
NATIONAL FILM WEEK, Canada
"ELECTRA - LES PLASTICIENS DE LA LUMIERE", MUSEE D'ART MODERN DE LA VILLE DE PARIS
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY, "Art & Artists, 1931-1983"
FESTIVAL D'AVIGNON, France
XI BIENNALE D'ART MODERNE, CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU & MUSEE D'ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS
ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS, Tours, France
LA CINEMATHEQUE FRANCAISE, Paris
GRIERSON FILM SEMINAR, Ontario
MAISON DES BEAUX ARTS, Paris
MUSEE d'ART MODERNE, "CANADA TRAJECTOIRES", Paris
7th BELLEVUE FILM FESTIVAL, Washington
10th ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL, Michigan

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