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Radar: Atom Egoyan on the Technological Impulse, The Artist Project, The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi the Flaccid, Toronto Parks, Teenanger's Frights LP Release Orgy

FILM | Atom Egoyan on the Technological Impulse
The ties between technology and film art have undoubtedly influenced the work of director and producer Atom Egoyan's fourteen feature films and in conversation with Image Arts lecturer Marc Glassman, the filmmaker will discuss his technological impulse. The evening will begin with a screening of the rare film and adaptation of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. The discussion with the Toronto legend will begin at 8PM sharp with additional film clips and a Q&A will follow.
LIB72, Library Building (350 Victoria Street) 7PM Free

ART | The Artist Project
It's the fifth anniversary of The Artist Project, Toronto's largest art fair that features original works selected by a jury of 200 independent contemporary artists. Happening at the Exhibition Place over the course of the next four days, over 120 artists will be exhibited and this year, the showcase has expanded to include installations, films and discussions. Highlights of the show will include the "Take 12" Sony Studio, in which five photographers have used a translucent mirror camera that takes 12 shots per second to create images using the unique features of the camera. At tonight's opening, Clara Venice will perform with an after-party to follow at Parts & Labour.
Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place (180 Princes' Boulevard) 7PM $23 online, $25 door

THEATRE | The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi the Flaccid
An insecure Viking known as The Flaccid, a joke of a man amongst warlords, sets out on a quest to rid himself of his embarrassing nickname by conquering land and honouring his father. In this Alex Rubin directed play, The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi the Flaccid examines society's preoccupation with power and sex in the time of Vikings. The ninth production by Pandemic Theatre, the brains behind last year's success Murder on Ossington, Jiv Parasram's The Lost Sagas will run from today until March 10th at Unit 102.
Unit 102 Theatre Studio (376 Dufferin Street) 8PM $15 door, $10 advanced

PHOTOGRAPHY | Toronto Parks
Andrzej Maciejewski's classic exhibit Toronto Parks, which includes nostalgic sepia-toned images that prominently feature the city's green spaces, opens at Toronto Library's Mimico branch today. Originally created in the mid-90s, Maciejewski uses antique lenses, filters and long exposure times to capture the elements as they interact with our green spaces. 24 of the 49 photographs from the project will be on display at the library with an artist talk concluding the exhibit on March 3rd, where Maciejewski will discuss the project and sign his book "Toronto Parks." Be sure to also check out Maciejewski's Weather Report, opening today at gallerywest.
Toronto Public Library Mimico Centennial Branch (47 Station Road) 12PM Free

MUSIC | Teenanger's Frights LP Release Orgy
Toronto garage rock four-piece Teenanger releases its latest LP Frights with a musical orgy (or just a performance) at Sneaky Dee's tonight. With a large Toronto following, Teenanger's highly anticipated LP is all the punk and garage rock you'd expect to see from this rising band, who set off to Montreal, Brooklyn and NYC next week to perform more shows. Fellow Telephone Explosion musicians Young Mother and Strange Attractor are also scheduled to perform in tonight's line-up and the independently produced Frights is available for sale at all Toronto vinyl retailers and tonight's show.
Sneaky Dee's (431 College Street) 9PM $10

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