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We Are Light Rays





Emerging from a filmmakerʼs imagination, the exhibition explores the narrative possibilities of sequential photographs. Solitary figures navigate a mysterious world in search of connection.  Programming featured Structure of the Master Plot, an improv music performance, directed by SookYin Lee featuring Valerie Uher, Adam Litovitz, Mani Mazinani and Brandon Valdivia. And Sook Yin Lee in conversation with Margaux Williamson, Toronto-based filmmaker, painter and writer.

Presented in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival Future Projections. Curated by Rafi Ghanaghounian of Keep 6 Exhibits.

Artist:  Sook-Yin Lee

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About the Artist

Sook-Yin Lee is a Toronto-based musician, actor, visual artist, filmmaker and radio &  television broadcaster. She fronted the art-rock band, Bobʼs Your Uncle before embarking on  a solo career. The former MuchMusic VJ hosts and co-produces the Gabriel Award® winning personal storytelling program DNTO on CBC Radio 1. Sook-Yin stars in the adventurous sex comedy SHORTBUS, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Her performance earned her the 2007 Best Supporting Actress award from the International Cinephile Society, honoring the finest in American and international cinema. She wrote, directed and starred in THE BRAZILIAN, a chapter in the movie TORONTO STORIES. YEAR OF THE CARNIVORE is Sook-Yin Leeʼs feature film debut as writer-director. She cocreated the Genie-nominated score and concept album, Original  Music From and Inspired by the Movie Year of the Carnivore, with Buck 65 and Adam  Litovitz. Her previous solo photography exhibition I WANT TO GO TO AFRICA, was  presented in September 2006, shown at Xpace Gallery, Toronto.

“Sook-Yin is developing two feature movies, OCTAVIO IS DEAD, a supernatural love story  and PAYING FOR IT co-written with acclaimed cartoonist Chester Brown and emerging  writer Adam Litovitz, based on Chester Brown’s best-selling graphic novel. She will direct  both movies. In addition, Sook-Yin is performing the role of Olivia Chow, politician and wife  of the late Canadian political icon Jack Layton, in the movie SMILIN’JACK to air on CBC  TV.

“Sook-Yin Lee is nothing less than a one woman media arts convergence. One of those truly  original people our culture spits out once every generation or so.”

-Leah McLaren, The GLOBE and MAIL



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