Artist

Aubrey L. Glazer

Following ten years of study as a visual artist, Aubrey began experimenting with the medium of film, primarily super 8 and 16mm. While studying French language and literature at the University of Toronto, he wrote, shot and directed his first tri-lingual short, "Lines of Oblivion: Lignes d'Oubli", as a member of the Hart House Film Club (winner of the Hart House Film Festival; screened at "V is for Video" festival at the Euclid Cinema, as well as in mixed media exhibitions in Grenoble and Montreal). His next venture, 3 years in the making, was an adaptation of the Genesis 22 narrative of the Binding of Issac, called "Fire on the Water" (aired on CBC's "Canadian Reflections, winner of the Hart House Film Festival). His most recent work "ce qu'il a dit, ce qu'elle a dit: fin de semaine en 7 prises" is the first take of seven scripted takes of an edenic love affair gone awry in this hommage to Jean-Luc Godard in French only.

Aubrey has affiliations with V-Tape, and has been affiliated with LIFT, as well as having curated for screenings at Cincecycle. Presently, Aubrey is a Phd candidate at the University of Toronto's Center for the Study in Religion, where he is doing research on Hermeneutics, Ontology and Aesthetics. Aubrey also holds both an M.A. in Jewish Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America as well as rabbinic ordination. He collaborates with musicians in the Sephardic and North African traditions for teaching-events, which have included New York City, Jerusalem, Paris, and Toronto.

Videography

Fire on the Water

1994, 28:50 minutes, colour, English

Lines Of Oblivion

1992, 09:54 minutes, B&W, Spanish, Hebrew with English subtitles