In lions and tigers and bears, Rebecca Meyers focuses on the urban wildlife, both real and simulated, with which we share our cities. The most unlikely creatures somehow survive in a hostile environment, while animals are also invoked in artworks, corporate logos and other icons. Pets and animal icons testify to a human longing for proximity to wildlife, while the urban landscape offers its fugitive creatures artificial substitutes for the tree limbs and tunnels of the wild (Toronto Film Festival Program Notes).
Rebecca will also be showing: Julie Murray's 1997 film IF YOU STAND WITH YOUR BACK TO THE SLOWING OF THE SPEED OF LIGHT IN WATER. It's 16mm and 18 minutes long, with sound