Still Max

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Runtime:79
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
By Program - Sort:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Aging & Mortality
Art & Design
Canadian Culture & Issues
Health & the Pandemic
Website:http://sitemedia.ca/films/still-max
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Katherine Knight
Producer(s):Katherine Knight
David Craig
Editor(s):Anthony Von Seck
Sabrina Budiman
Cinematography:John Price
Composer:Osama Shalabi
Sound:Elma Bello
Daniel Pellerin
Sabrina Budiman
Helian Zhang
Motion Graphics:Justin Wotherspoon
3D Artist(s):Jenn Norton
Deniz Kaya
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Description

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Winner—Rogers Audience Award

"All of my work has been affected by my life and my being. It's not an abstraction. It's about my reality." True to his word, Canadian artist Max Dean's latest creations take the artist's prostate cancer diagnosis as subject. Striving to visualize the physical and psychological manifestations of his disease, Dean ponders the interrelated themes of time, aging and illness in a number of new works. When his partner, artist Martha Fleury, is diagnosed with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer, he folds her threatening tumour into his installations as well. Creating works of various scales, including defunct animatronic figures from a decommissioned Ontario Place amusement ride, he evokes a sense of wonder and awe. Through the journey of his artistic exploration, Max Dean confirms he is Still Max—always curious and thoughtful, always seeking to know himself. Aisha Jamal

Co-presented with CONTACT and Stephen Bulger Gallery

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MEDIA COVERAGE

  • CBC - FEATURE When Max Dean was diagnosed with cancer, he did exactly what he always does: he made art out of it
  • Akimbo - REVIEW
  • Original Cin - "Brings a sympathetic eye to the career and ongoing work of Canadian artist"

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