Mediated Visions:

Film, art and technology

New Media Gallery, in partnership with DOXA Documentary Film Festival’s Motion Pictures Film Series, New West Film Fest, Momentum Youth Arts Movement and the City of New Westminster (Arts Services and Anvil Theatre) is proud to present a unique evening of film, art, performance and technology at the Anvil Centre. Built around the New Media Gallery exhibition WITNESS, Mediated Visions is a convergence of film, contemporary art, workshops and artist talks that address the interconnected nature of human society, culture and technology.

4:00 – 5:30 pm Workshop : Phoned Footage by Louisa Phung – Momentum Festival
10:00 – 6:45pm Art Exhibition: WITNESS, New Media Gallery with Curatorial Discussions
7:00 – 10:00pm Film: Werner Herzog, Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World – DOXA Film Festival
Talk: Adam Basanta – New Media Gallery
Talk: Mazdak Gharibnavaz – New West Film Festival / OpenMedia

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, a new film by Director Werner Herzog, charts a winding course from the earliest days of what was once dubbed ‘The world-wide web’ to the more frightening implications of today. Namely, can we exist without the Internet? Would we want to? The screening of Lo and Behold resonates with New Media Gallery exhibition WITNESS, a collection of five international works that incorporate shifting levels of machine vision and recognition. The works explore the fragmented and interconnected nature of the vision process and the deeply coded, layered processes of recognition. They question how our interaction with technology has reconfigured notions of embodiment, public space, and the technologies themselves.

Two short talks will follow the screening. Adam Basanta is an award-winning composer, musician and installation artist who exhibits worldwide. His work spans visual and sound installations, experimental electronic music composition, site-specific interventions and laptop performance. Through a discussion of his work ‘A Truly Magical Moment’ Basanta will muse on various levels of witnessing; personal, interconnected, disconnected, a type of re-enacted cinematic moment and the recursive, circularity and humour that can be described through each of these moments.

Mazdak Gharibnavaz is the Grassroots Development Officer at OpenMedia. A fervent believer in the power of the Internet in addressing the upcoming challenges of the 21st century, he initially joined OpenMedia as a volunteer, and shortly after as a staffer in the fight for a free and open Internet.

Mediated Visions programming also includes a free workshop presented by the Momentum Youth Arts Movement (October 18th, 4PM-5:30PM, Anvil Centre Room 311). Phoned Footage, led by media artist Louisa Phung, will demonstrate the fundamentals of creating a media-based work using smartphones. Winner of the 2013 Quick Flicks competition, Phung is an independent filmmaker, and Assistant Director with DGC BC. Youth can register for the workshop here: click

MEDIATED VISIONS Partnering organizations include New Westminster New Media Gallery and the New West Film Fest (October 20th to 22nd 2016 at Landmark Cinema, New Westminster). DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit, charitable society.

For more information contact:
Arts Programmer Kristina Fiedrich – 604-515-3837

New Media Gallery –

$10 General Admission / available for sale through
$5 tickets (Rush tickets, as well as Students/Seniors rates) are cash only, at the door, subject to availability