Artist Talk: Julian Gallese

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)

Artist Talk & Screening

TAIS 2018 International Artist in Residence
Artist Talk

Presentation partners Trinity Square Video and Colectivo Toronto

Thursday, May 31, 2018
7pm @ TAIS, 1411 Dufferin St. Unit B

Reception to follow




Join us for a talk by Julian Gallese, TAIS 2018 International Artist in Residence. Over the course of a month in studio, Julian has produced a 360 immersive animation with the working title “Banana Bread”. Created in his style of 2D classical animation, Julian will present this new work as a part of his talk, alongside a few other pieces from his portfolio of work.


Project statement by Julian Gallese:

For my time at TAIS, I will take advantage of the studio and its equipment to do something I couldn’t do in my own home, create a 360-video of a new animated short hand drawn film. Producing a Virtual Reality work will create a gateway to be inside one of my movies, making it a much more immersive experience which is what I ultimately seek with film making. This film will include two main narratives, set in two different gardens; both full of animated characters and small situations going on around the viewer. The whole video will be a seamless loop, and during it, both gardens will be alternating to allow options for exploring different transitions using both visual and sound elements. I am mainly interested in the medium that the project will be presented in. I will keep the animation short (1 minute max), but since it’s looping, it can be viewed for as long as the viewer wants. It will be a contemplative film about the characters interacting with each other – or the viewer- in this eerie garden.”


About the artist:

Julian Gallese is an independent animation filmmaker from Costa Rica. Since studying Classical Animation at the Vancouver Film School, Julian has had his work shown in festivals and galleries around the world, including: the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Giraffest: Festival of Independent Animation, the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Fest Anča International Animation Festival, the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, and TAIS 11th Annual Animation Showcase where his film “Cococo” was the runner-up/winner of an Honourable Mention for the Audience Award. Julian has collaborated with studios on the production of animation, and has worked for clients like MTV and LACMA. He has also been a guest speaker at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and CETAV (the Centro de Tecnología y Artes Visuales: Center for Technology and Visual Arts) in Costa Rica.



About our presentation partners



Trinity Square Video is a space to re-imagine media arts. Founded in 1971, Trinity Square Video (TSV) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, and one of Canada’s first artist-run centres and its oldest media arts centre. For over 45 years, TSV has been a champion of media arts practices. TSV’s activities are guided by a goal to increase our members’ and audiences’ understanding and imagination of what media arts practices can be. Trinity Square strives to create supportive environments, encouraging artistic and curatorial experimentation that challenge medium specificity through education, production and presentation supports. More information available at


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Colectivo Toronto is dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary art. We work in collaboration with other collectives, artist-run centres, galleries and art organizations.




TAIS Artist in Residence Program is designed to offer opportunities for artists to expand and develop their practices and create independent work and/or present their work to the public through artist talks and workshops.

Presented with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts

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