Universe In A Glass

Co-Presented with Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)
and the Gardiner Museum

Wednesday May 17th, 2017
7pm doors / 8pm screening

The Terrace Room at the Gardiner Museum
111 Queens Park, Toronto

Admission fee:
$15 (regular) / $10 (Gardiner & TAIS members)*
*includes admission to the exhibition Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary

Refreshments generously provided by:
Henderson Brewing Co., Southbrook Vineyards & Good Nectar

Advance tickets encouraged

Featuring works by:
Eli Schwanz
David Buob
Kamiel Rongen
Kelly Zantingh
Pedro Ferreira
Sandra Eber
Tara Dougans
Tess Martin
Tomonari Nishikawa

Click on an artist’s name to be directed to their biography.

There is more life in a drop of ocean water than most major cities on Earth. Yet, this awesome ecology is invisible to the naked eye and goes largely unnoticed. What do we have yet to learn from the biodiversity in ancient waterways or the memory of water molecules within our veins? As a practice with a long history of visualizing scientific wonders, this international screening of animated shorts illuminates the majesty of the very medium of life. In keeping with the theme, viewers can enjoy locally crafted beverages and an experimental probiotic cocktail.

A Q&A with the curators will follow the screening.


David Buob, I can’t go back to yesterday—because I was a different person then (2009-ongoing) 4:00 min.
Kelly Zantingh, Seascape (2016) 2:27 min.
Kamiel Rongen, Waterballet (2014) 8:35 min.
Pedro Ferreira, (UN)evenness (2016) 3:00 min.
Sandra Eber, Dimensions (2016) 5:40 min.
Tess Martin, Part of the Cycle (2013) 8:00 min.
Tomonari Nishikawa, sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars (2015) 1:51 min.
Eli Schwanz, Flash Splash (2015) 3:41 min.
Tara Dougans, White Shadows (2015) 4:18 min.

Total run time: 43 minutes