Film Screening: “The Bonding”

Thursday, April 13, 2023 — 6:00pm – 8:30pm 
Richmond Cultural Centre, Performance Hall
Related residency: Michelle-Marie Letelier

In partnership with the Richmond Art Gallery, a free screening of artist Michelle-Marie Letelier’s 2022 short film The Bonding was screened and a Q&A with the artist was held following the film.

The Bonding is a look into an almost three-year project where artist Michelle-Marie Letelier bonded with a group of farmed salmon through their lifespan. The film documents a bond which began in 2019 with 100 Atlantic Salmon eggs at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Norway, and culminated with 16 grown salmon in 2022. The project was filmed partially on 16mm film and was screened at the Richmond Cultural Centre as a digital transfer with a unique 3-speaker audio arrangement.