Artist

Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom is a Canadian artist working in film and video. He has made more than 50 movies, but most have been reworked, re-versioned, and finally withdrawn. Just over a dozen remain in public view. He is the author of three non-fiction books (including a pair of interview books with Canadian media artists), and one novel: The Steve Machine (2008). He has co-edited three books on media artists, as well as editing magazines, catalogues and the Fringe Online website (www.fringeonline.ca). He is a founding member of the Pleasure Dome screening collective, and has worked as the artistic director of the Images Festival and the experimental film coordinator at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. His films and videos have won more than thirty international prizes, two lifetime achievement awards and he has enjoyed twelve international retrospectives of his work, most recently in Buenos Aires and Poland. He is the winner of the Bell Award for Video Art (2009) and the Tom Berner Award for community service.

Videography

Scrapbook

2015, 18:00 minutes, B&W, English

Lacan Palestine

2012, 70:01 minutes, colour, English

Mark

2009, 70:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Public Lighting

2004, 76:00 minutes

Imitations of Life

2003, 75:00 minutes, Colour, English

In the Dark

2003, 08:04 minutes, colour, english

Tom

2002, 53:00 minutes, colour, English

Imitation of Life

2001, 20:00 minutes, colour, English

Hey Madonna

1997, 09:00 minutes, colour, English

Positiv

1997, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

2016 IMAGES FESTIVAL
by Terence Dick. Akimblog, Apr 21, 2016.
Hot Docs programmers find non-fiction gems beyond perimeters
by Adam Nayman. POV, Summer 2010, no. 78.
Mike Hoolboom In Conversation With Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak
by Mike Hoolboom. One Hour Empire, Summer 2010, no. 3.
Books: Mike Hoolboom's Practical Dreamers
by Jon Davies. Daily Xtra, Sept. 24, 2008.
Richard Fung: Thinking Pictures
by Mike Hoolboom. Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, 2008. Coach House Books, 2008.
Ho Tam: Season of the Boys
by Mike Hoolboom. Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, 2008. Coach House Books, 2008.
Wayne Yung: My Heart the Travel Agent
by Mike Hoolboom. Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, 2008. Coach House Books, 2008.
Jayce Salloum: From Lebanon to Kelowna
by Mike Hoolboom. Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, 2008. Coach House Books, 2008.
Now showing on the WAG: City's flagship gallery acts as a movie...
by Abramson Stacey. Uptown, Jan. 25, 2007.
In The Blink of An Eye: Curated by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri...
by Stacey Abramson. C Magazine, Summer 2007, no. 94.
Toronto Video: Challenging forms, channelling change
by Marc Glassman. The State of The Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto, 2006. Toronto: Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in publication, 2006.
Film and Video: Cain and Abel
by Mike Hoolboom. Les Fleurs Du Mal, Sept. 2006, v. 1, no. 2.
Pleasure Dome Brochure: Winter 2006
by Unknown. Pleasure Dome, Winter 2006.
Video Art, A Guided Tour by Catherine Elwes (Books)
by Tom Sherman. Border Crossings, Aug. 2005, v. 24, no. 3.
Daniel Cockburn: Preliminary Notes
by Mike Hoolboom. POV, Winter 2005, no. 60.
Looking back to the Future: Hoolboom consistently life-affirming
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Sept. 11, 2003.
Chronicling an extraordinary life: The history of Tom Chomont and NYC
by Rachel Giese. Xtra!, Sept. 5, 2002, no. 466.
A sublime record of a life lived to the fullest
by Jason McBride. The Festival Daily, Sept. 12, 2002.
Fringe Experientiality
by James Missen. Public, 2002, v. 25.
Top 20 Toronto Films since 1981
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Oct. 25, 2001, v. 21, no. 8.
20 years film: The filmmakers
by Susan King. Now, Oct. 25, 2001, v. 21, no. 8.
Simple Stories
Argos festival, 2001. Brussel: Argos Festival, 2001.
Video Primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs
by Michelle Jacques. Video Primer, 2001. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2001.
Splitting Images
by Gemma Files. EYE WEEKLY, Apr. 13, 2000, v. 9, no. 7.
Interview with Mike Hoolboom
by Cameron Bailey. Lux A Decade of Artists' Film and Video, 2000. Toronto: YYZ Books/Pleasure Dome, 2000.
i can see your history in the way you move: at present
by Karyn Sandlos. like a dream that vanishes the films of barbara sternberg, 2000. Toronto: The Images Festival of Independent Film and Video and Pleasure Dome, 2000.
a trilogy
by Andre de Palma. like a dream that vanishes the films of barbara sternberg*, 2000. Toronto: The Images Festival of Independent Film and Video and Pleasure Dome, 2000.
The Bastard of television
by Mike Hoolboom. POV, Summer 2000, no. 40.
Kika Thorne: Bodies and Desire
by Mike Hoolboom. LUX: A Decade of Artists' Film & Video, 2000. Toronto: YYZ books and PleasureDome, 2000.
Mourning Pictures
by Mike Hoolboom. Lux: A Decade of Film and Video, 2000. Toronto: YYZ and Pleasure Dome, 2000.
Images of Intermedia: 13th Annual Images Festival of Independeent...
by Laura U. Marks. Afterimage, July 2000, v. 28, no. 1.
reVISION99
by Nina Czegledy. WRO 99, 1999. Wroclaw: WRO 99, 1999.
(untitled)
Convergence Divergence> The Merging Film and Video, 1999. Halifax: The Atlantic Filmmakers' Cooperative, 1999.
Mike Hoolboom: Fringe Filmmaker Flaunts Subconscious in Ode to...
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Oct. 8, 1998, v. 18, no. 6.
Fringe romps in visual paradise: rebels don't make money, but they...
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Jan. 2, 1998.
Hoolboom ranks with Snow, Weiland, Cronenberg: Indie ace's new...
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Oct. 9, 1998.
Mike Hoolboom's Letters from Home side steps AIDS clichés
by Bart Testa. POV, Summer 1997, no. 32.
Loving a Disappearing Image
by Laura U. Marks. Cinemas, Fall 1997, v. 8, no. 1-2.
T.O. movie scene boasts inspiring individual effort
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Dec. 25, 1997, v. 17, no. 17.
Loving a Disappearing Image
by Laura U. Marks. Cinemas: Journal of Film Studies, 1997, v. 8, no. 1-2.
Images Festival a window to the outer limits: Independent spirit...
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 27, 1995.
Outer Limits: The Cinema of Mike Hoolboom
by Geoff Pevere. Take One, Summer 1995, no. 9.
T.O. scene follows feature dream to the source
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 5, 1994, v. 13, no. 18.
Bodies and Desire: The Film's of Kika Thorne
by Mike Hoolboom. Cantrills Filmnotes, 1993, no. 71/72.
Screen Gems and Screen Trends: The Festival of Festivals has lots...
by Jeremy Podeswa. Xtra!, Sept. 3, 1993, no. 231.
The Queen is Dead: Introduction to Ann Marie Fleming
by Mike Hoolboom. Millenium Film Journal, 1992, no. 26.
Newfoundland co-op merges folk and personal resources
by Cameron Bailey. Now, June 7, 1990, v. 9, no. 39.
Awareness of image and gender sparked Toronto's top films of 89
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 4, 1990, v. 9, no. 17.