Cygnus Poster.jpg

Cygnus, 2022

6:22 min 4k video with sound

A networked planet; an improvised signal; the last swan.
 

Filmed on the northern shores of Lake Ontario, amid the ruined utopic architecture of Ontario Place, Cygnus takes the geodesic-domed Cinesphere (the first permanent installation of IMAX), a sunken lake freighter turned breakwater, and an invasive mute swan as subjects of its tripartite cosmic zoom.

Poster image: unfinished interior of Cinesphere during construction, 1970. (Toronto Star Archives)