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— Guy Maddin

November 14, 2016

New collage

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November 14, 2016

I’m proud to announce I’m part of a delightful collaboration with the musician John Vanderslice, a limited edition pairing. He supplied the music, I supplied a collage. Hope you like it!

November 2, 2016

My mom turns 100 next week! Love you, mom!


October 18, 2016

Some of my collage stuff will be at the Toronto International Art Fair, October 28 to November 3, represented by Lisa Kehler at Lisa Kehler Art Projects. Please come out and check in on her wonderful stable of artists.

September 20, 2016

I’m pleased to say some of my film stuff will screen in retrospective, starting this weekend in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at the amazing Message2Man Festival. Here’s an interview that almost proves this claim! My lovely hosts there are also installing the Seances interactive the Brothers Johnson and I made with the National Film Board of Canada. Messager2Man is also framing and hanging a few of my collage pieces. Saint Petersburg! Holy Dostoevsky!

July 19, 2016

I’m thrilled to report my LKAP collage show has been noticed, and even reviewed in the wonderful online art publication, Momus. I’ve never been called “safe” before, as the generous reviewer does, but I have to admit I feel like I’ve been making stuff lately that’s far too safe. I’m not yet sure how to make “dangerous” or “risky” collage. Maybe it’s not in me, maybe now that I’m getting the hang of making things pretty I’ve gotten afeared of chance, but please believe me when I say that I want to play perilously! I’ll keep trying to ratchet up the risk. That goes for the movies too — for far too long I’ve been down on all fours like a child in my own tiny back yard, studying up close the minutiae of my super-narrow and too-comfortable life. The grains of sand that get under a child’s nails are as the grains of film, and acoustic granules of audio abrasion, that got into my eyes and ears during the long inward-turning hours of unalloyed privileged comfort that were the first few decades of my “career”. Basta, I say! No more. This site will be supplying seatbelts and helmets for viewers interested in watching our next movie!

May 27, 2016

I’m trying to get some work done this week, so please do not disturb. Thank you!


May 27, 2016

Front Tooth and Wonder Bread: Newest Collage
Saturday June 4th to July 2nd, 2016 at LKAP, 171 McDermot, Winnipeg.

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May 13, 2016
Collage updates: Two shows on in Toronto now, as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. One more coming to Winnipeg on June 4.

Coming Attractions, in collaboration with The Long Weekend collage collective

Ransom Notes from the Lavender Underground

Front Tooth and Wonder Bread coming June 4 to July 2, 2016.

Plus: more Seances matter uploading just for you over the next 2 weeks!

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March 22, 2016

Seances! Launches April 14th at the Tribeca Film Festival! Here is the teaser.

March 9, 2016

Newest collage pieces by Guy Maddin, courtesy Lisa Kehler Art Projects

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November 23, 2015
Here’s something scratched together and curated for the nice folk over at TIFF’s The Review. It was fun to work with them on this little stroll around and through assorted subjects. (Link)

November 11, 2015
Thrilled to announce I’ll be on stage in conversation with legendary Christine Vachon at Montreal’s Phi Centre on December 16th. I’ve been dying to buttonhole this generous titan for years. Now, finally, my chance! (link)

October 27, 2015
I’m off to the Wexner Center in Columbus OH this weekend, to show THE FORBIDDEN ROOM at that wondrously supportive org’s PICTURE LOCK: Their 25th Anniversary Celebration of Artist Residencies. I made my 2011 feature KEYHOLE as part of this fantastic residency programme, and the Wex has continued to keep me in “spiritual residency” ever since, supporting me in too many ways to count through the making of this latest feature, which screens Saturday night — Hallowe’en Eve!

October 20, 2015
I have no exciting trips for Follow Me this week. I’m going to lounge around my apartment, not straying outside Cambridge for once, and wait for my lovely daughter to come visit me here. There may be for an orgy of brunches involved. I need the peace that comes without putting my brain through a metal detector.

October 14, 2015
Evan and Galen Johnson cooked the pixels in these ecto-loops installed at the Phi Centre for the run of the Festival du nouveau cinéma. I can stare at these gently blobbing images forever, like a cowboy staring into the depths of a bonfire. I find comfort in their eternally secret-concealing- and-revealing gloops!

October 5, 2015
Thrilled to be visiting London this Friday night, October 9th, to show THE FORBIDDEN ROOM in IMAX! I think I might throw up!

September 23, 2015
Happy to say that not only are Evan and I showing THE FORBIDDEN ROOM at NYFF September 28 and 29, practically mano-a-mano against the pope (review and schedule) / but BRING ME THE HEAD OF TIM HORTON, the 31-minute documentary on the making of Paul Gross’s HYENA ROAD, created by Evan, Galen Johnson and me, has been a late late addition to NYFF and will be installed as a loop unspooling endlessly — well, for the entirety of Sept 28 & 29 anyway — on the Lincoln Center’s “world’s largest plasma TV screen”! (trailer and schedule)

We’re also coming to Montreal, London in October. Paris in November! Even Woodstock!

I am thrilled pink. AND sick of myself pink too.

Here’s some Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton stills.


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August 31, 2015
If your are attending TIFF this year please check out BRING ME THE HEAD OF TIM HORTON, our new 30-minutes film/loop, installed at the Bell Lightbox, September 14-20. Here’s the teaser!

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August 24, 2015
Ramping up to the fall semester and the crazy festival season that sits right on top of it, I needed Lake Winnipeg collage therapy badly.

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+ New teaser for the Kino Lorber American release of The Forbidden Room here.

July 28, 2015
On the occasion of John Ashbery’s birthday, we just got this lovely nod from the wondrous poet Todd Colby, writing for Fanzine (readable here). I am ridiculously proud of getting tangled up with John on this show — to the point of tears! The show closes soon, on July 31st. Sigh.

July 13, 2015
This weekend is a busy one for me in Toronto, where I’ll be part of two events.

Please check out the gloriously mad MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (here) at the Bell Lightbox Saturday at 6 PM. Seeing this on the big screen will colour-saturate your brain!

And on Sunday afternoon I’ll intro a projection of my own picture, MY WINNIPEG (here). 

Accepting all offers for free drinks afterward!

June 29, 2015
I falsely blush to report the great poet John Yau just wrote up this nice piece, readable here, about the collage show that’s on my mind these days.

Meanwhile, I now work only on postage stamp-size collage. This one is called First Day Issue — A Sheet of Nine Collage Stamps (5cm X 6cm). Though I hope to blow up all stamp collages one hundred times over. I hope to see First Day Issue at 5m X 6m sometime soon.

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June 22, 2015
This past weekend I found the old script I used to read from while narrating My Winnipeg live. This is the cover, featuring a collage I made while daydreaming about the project. I found a My Winnipeg storyboard collage as well.

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June 18 – July 31, 2015
Pleased to be part of the two-person show, “John Ashbery, Guy Maddin: Collages”, at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, New York.

You can view some of our stuff here.

June 6-7, 2015
I’m pleased to announce my presence in Basel for the second straight weekend, this time, however, not in person, but in the form of my movie, Brand upon the Brain, which will be presented at the Basel Sinfonietta, with live music written and conducted by Jason Staczek, and live narration supplied by the inestimable Udo Kier!

Please attend, this movie is so rarely seen in this fashion, will all its live elements, the way it was designed to be seen. All the details here.

June 1, 2015
I had such a great time with the student at Zurich’s Toni-Areal art school last weekend, then crapped my pants when our Forbidden Room shared a prize with the amazing Shin’ya Tsukamoto at Basel’s Bildrausch festival. What a crazy weekend. I was given so many flowers I felt I had finally won a beauty contest.

I can also share a peek into my on-going collage journal. Two random pages here.

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April 10, 2015
I’m looking forward to visiting the lovely curator Jon Vickers on April 10th at the Indiana University Cinema when I’ll gas on the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series. What a lovely host.

March 23, 2015
My friend Nihad Ademi needs Kickstarter support for his superb project White Balloon. This film WILL BE WONDERFUL! Support the film here.

March 11, 2015
The great Jonathan Rosenbaum comes to Winnipeg! Come see this man — he’s truly the best! THREE EVENTS!

Cinema in the Age of the Internet: A Conversation with Jonathan Rosenbaum (March 9) + Jonathan Rosenbaum’s Global Discoveries: An evening of Clips and Commentary (March 10) THIS WILL BE INCREDIBLE!

Mano a mano: Myself and Rosenbaum in conversation, with plenty of clips. (March 11)

For all the details click here.

February 13, 2015
Digiturk Galas! The Forbidden Room plays !f Istanbul, the 14th edition of the International Independent Film Festival.

For the duration of the festival !f Istanbul will also graciously hosts our installation Hauntings in the fantastic gallery SALT Beyoğlu.

February 6, 2015
The Forbidden Room opens the Forum section at the Berlinale. Nerven!

January 26, 2015
New feature The Forbidden Room premieres at Sundance Film Festival.

January 20, 2015
The Criterion Collection releases My Winnipeg on Blu-ray and DVD.