Art Gallery of Alberta

aAron munson

The AGA Presents: aAron munson

Sunday, September 29, 2 pm
RBC New Works Gallery, Level 2
Free as part of Alberta Culture Days at your AGA

Join filmmaker aAron munson for an artist talk about Isachsen 1948 -78, an exhibition of the history of a remote arctic weather station. During his presentation, munson will talk about his personal connection to the project and how it evolved to its current state. The talk will be followed by a 35mm slide show and 8mm film screening of original footage shot at the station over 40 years ago.

aAron munson is a Canadian independent filmmaker and cinematographer. Since 2003, he has created over 20 films, and has exhibited work at festivals, galleries and multidisciplinary events across Canada and internationally. munson is also a collaborator with many different visual and audio artists on a variety of projects ranging from music videos to gallery installations. His use of both analogue and digital mediums creates a unique aesthetic that draws on the history and physical malleability of film, while exploring the possibilities of emerging technologies in digital filmmaking.

Currently, munson is working with the National Film Board of Canada on an interactive online documentary project that explores the history of an abandoned arctic weather station and the role of active observation within our society His other current projects include a feature length documentary about the Dempster Highway in the Canadian Arctic, and the documentary series “Human – Miracle of a Species” directed by Niobe Thompson, for which he is a cinematographer.

This talk is part of Alberta Culture Days programming at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The AGA is proud to be an official Alberta Culture Days Host Celebration Site.