Disaster movies go arty

Here’s a tip for any disaster movie fans who happen to be in the Toronto area September 29th. The Scotiabank Nuit Blanche art event will feature an installation by Canadian artist Dave Dyment who makes use of clips from a wide range of disaster movies. Under the project title The Day After, Tomorrow geographically arranged scenes of destruction from various films will play on a number of large video monitors. As the description reads:

Isolated from any larger context, the apocalypse plays out like fireworks, and the utopian social cooperation that typically follows in catastrophe cinema is unseen, as the clips loop back onto themselves.

So there you have it: disaster movies are art. Take that, highbrow cineasts. 😉

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