Die-hard Cronenberg fans, brace yourselves! A multi-platform exhibition of David Cronenberg’s work is about to go on tour. Starting November 1, 2013, The Cronenberg Project, chronicling the work and creative mind of the celebrated Canadian filmmaker, opens in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
At the core of the exhibition lies David Cronenberg: Evolution — a collection of key pieces and materials from Cronenberg’s extensive filmography — including costumes, props, photographs, audio-visual elements, art work and set-design drawings, from such films as Videodrome, eXistenZ, Dead Ringers, Crash, Naked Lunch and The Fly.
Fans can extend their experience online with the David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition. Also launching in November, this digital experience explores Cronenberg’s films through new scholarship and artistic explorations, including essays, academic writing, an interactive map and timeline, and a selection of rare behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Cronenberg’s past and present collaborators.
Can’t wait until November? A third component opens much earlier on September 5, 2013 at Toronto’s MOCCA. Running in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival, David Cronenberg: Transformation will feature six entirely new pieces of artwork by homegrown and international artists who share Chronenberg’s literary and philosophical inspirations.
The Cronenberg Project is TIFF’s first original exhibition. “After collaborating with some of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world to bring highly anticipated film exhibitions to Canada, we are excited to reach this major milestone at TIFF Bell Lightbox by originating a show of our own to share with the international community,” said TIFF CEO and Director Piers Handling today. “This exhibition underscores our commitment as an organization to Canadian film and its legacy, and presenting and celebrating David Cronenberg is a natural choice.”
Catch The Cronenberg Project at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in the HSBC Gallery from November 1, 2013 until January 19, 2004!