memento Mori (2012), 28:28 TRT
“A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.” – Jorge Luis Borges
A meditation on (im)mortality, mediated by a lifetime of images.
Dan Browne is a filmmaker, photographer and multimedia artist whose works explore patterns and nature through dense and kinetic forms. His films and videos have been presented at over one hundred festivals and venues, including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Diagonal Film Archive, Centre Georges Pompidou, Festival du nouveau cinéma, TIFF Cinematheque and Early Monthly Segments. His film memento mori (2012) received the Jury Prize for Best Canadian Work at WNDX Festival of Moving Image, First Prize at Athens International Film + Video Festival, and the Deluxe Cinematic Award at Images Festival. Most recently, Poem (2015) was released on Graphical Recording’s Variations disc and received the Trinity Square Video Award at Images Festival. Dan’s media practices also encompass live performances in collaboration with musicians at events such as MUTEK and Vector Festival, and video installations that have received public commissions in Toronto and Vancouver. He has also collaborated with many other Canadian filmmakers, including Peter Mettler, Michael Snow, Carl Brown and R. Bruce Elder. Dan is currently a PhD candidate in the York/Ryerson Communication and Culture program, where his research focuses on intersections between technology, art and embodiment. He lives and works in Toronto.