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Kasia Sosnowski - Caress
caress is a piece by ceramic artist Kasia Sosnowski. This piece blurs humour, sensuality, and the abject. The gestures performed by Sosnowski echo a school-yard taunt of intimacy and touch, while escalating into a visceral, physical, wet embrace.
Chanelle Lajoie - Métis Femme Bodies
Métis Femme Bodies returns the narratives to those who have had their voices muted and cultures stolen from them. Métis Femme Bodies is an exploration into the experiences of what has become a repressed identity in both Indigenous and femme forms.
Derek Jenkins Grounders
Grounders is an attempt to capture the elation and confusion of play.
Maria Simmons - Density Test
In Density Test, I am exploring tenderness and dominance in relation to testing.
Annie St-Jean - Tchîîdîîp tchîîdîîp
In the experimental short film Tchîîdîîp tchîîdîîp, I explore the representation of the human who puts himself in the skin of a bird, who “is a bird” for a series of photos creating bird movements.
Sonali Menezes - Genuflect (when I’m on my knees)
The artist mobilizes her feelings of jealousy toward white women by approaching art making as a form of healing or catharsis. Using the lexicon of her Catholic upbringing, she explores the ritual of genuflection repetitiously.
Leena Raudvee - making space for the fumble, the fall: drawing a line
This video is a document of a performance addressing the precariousness of negotiating im-mobility through dis-ability and aging.
Ben Edelberg - They Looked at Me and I Smiled
Artists who use their bodies as their medium or canvas while existing in their natural environments. Are they performing? Do their performances end after the makeup is removed? Can a performance continue in an empty apartment instead of in front of an audien
Emilie Crewe - ORINTHONICS
Strange things happen in isolation. The story of an elusive earthworm, a hungry thrush and a curious birdwatcher takes shape over one-thousand digital scans.
Úna Quigley - Birds of my weakness
This work is based on Act 1 of “The Mammaries of Tiresias”, a play written by Guillaume Apollinaire in 1903 and first performed in 1917. Apollinaire coined the term surrealist to describe his drama and the first words of his play were “I am a feminist”. I
Vicky Sabourin - Becoming Invisible
Becoming Invisible borrows tactics from falconry to confront my own anxiety on loss. To connect with a felted falcon, I try to disappear. My actions underline the human desire to tame, possess and collect living species.

2020 is the 14th edition of Photophobia, a festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image hosted in partnership between the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. Established in 1999, Photophobia is Hamilton’s first film and video festival dedicated to the development of experimental time-based media. Not confined by restrictions or themes, Photophobia is a free, juried festival that invites the community to experience a showcase of contemporary work that tests the boundaries of each medium.

caress is a piece by ceramic artist Kasia Sosnowski. This piece blurs humour, sensuality, and the abject. The gestures performed by Sosnowski echo a school-yard taunt of intimacy and touch, while escalating into a visceral, physical, wet embrace. Sosnowski often uses humour as an entry point to discuss difficult or uncomfortable narratives about bodies, sexuality, and shame. This piece emphasizes the relationship between two bodies - the disembodied but activated arms and the malleable clay form. caress is the half way point between tenderness and revulsion, play and pain, lust and lewdness.


Kasia Sosnowski is from Calgary, Alberta - she moved to Lethbridge in 2007. She graduated with honours from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art History & Museum Studies, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art Studio in 2014. She started exploring ceramics after completing a one year program at The Banff Centre in 2015. She recently completed a two month residency at Medalta in the Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    3:33
  • Country
    Canada
  • Filmmaker
    Kasia Sosnowski