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By Night with Torch and Spear (still)

Joseph Cornell, By Night with Torch and Spear (still), 1970. 16mm print, colour, silent, 9 min. Art Gallery of Ontario.

By Night With Torch And Spear: Works from the AGO collection. (mostly)

June 20-28, 2015


Arranged by Geoffrey Farmer


Joseph Cornell
born Nyack, New York, United States, 1903; died New York City, New York, United States, 1972
By Night with Torch and Spear,1970
16mm, colour, 8 mins.

Bruce Conner
born McPherson, Kansas, United States, 1933; died San Francisco, California, United States, 2008
A Movie,1959
16mm, black and white, 10 mins.

Alain Resnais
born Vannes, France, 1922; died Paris, France, 2014
Toute la mémoire du monde*,1956
35mm transferred to DVD, black and white, 21mins.

Arthur Lipsett
born and died Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1936–1986
Very Nice, Very Nice,1961
16mm transferred to DVD, black and white, 6 mins. 59 secs.

Chris Marker
born Neuilly-sur-Seine,France, 1921; died Paris, France, 2012
La Jetée,1962
35mm transferred to DVD, black and white, 28 mins.

Special thanks to the University of Toronto Media Commons, and the York University Sound and Moving Image Library.

Screening schedule

Saturday, June 20: 2 to 3:30 pm

Sunday, June 21: 2 to 3:30 pm

Wednesday, June 24: 7 to 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 27: 2 to 3:30 pm

Sunday, June 28: 2 to 3:30 pm

*Alain Resnais’s Toute la mémorie du monde will be shown between screenings.

This unique film program is presented in collaboration with Luminato Festival in conjunction with the installation of Geoffrey Farmer's workLook in my face; my name is Might-have-been; I am also called No-more, Too-late, Farewellas a public sculpture in Trinity Bellwoods Park (790 Queen St W, Toronto). That work will be on view continuously between June 19 and June 29, 2015. For more details visit

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario. Co-presented with Luminato Festival.


AGO sponsor luminato-loreal


This exhibition is included with general admission.

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