>>> Seth’s Dominion

SETHS DOMINION (Luc Chamberland, Canada). 42 minutes. Rating: NNNNEven at a brief 42 minutes, Luc Chamberlands beautiful documentary does justice.


SETHS DOMINION (Luc Chamberland, Canada). 42 minutes. Rating: NNNN

Even at a brief 42 minutes, Luc Chamberlands beautiful documentary does justice to the Canadian graphic novelist Gregory Gallant, better known as Seth, the art worlds poet of nostalgia. Drawing liberally from Seths considerable oeuvre to illustrate his themes of isolation and the transitory nature of life, Chamberland weaves in telling interviews with colleagues like Drawn & Quarterly publisher Chris Oliveros and Seths friends and fellow graphic novelists Chester Brown and Joe Matt.

Befitting an artist who deals with a lot of autobiographical material, theres lots of revealing information about Seths complex relationship with his father and his late mother, as well as his wife, whom he met when she was an artists model. Some sequences are evocatively filmed in black and quite, capturing the old world feeling of Seths works.

Footage of him constructing his fictional town of Dominion one of his personal hobbies, as he calls them make you hope he allows some art gallery to display the entire project once its done.

Final screening tonight (April 30), 9:45 pm, Scotiabank 8

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