J.G. Ballard (1930-2009) was born in Shanghai and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London. In 1954, he was stationed with the Royal Air Force in Moose Jaw, Canada where he discovered science fiction magazines on the military base. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and High Rise, with many of them made into major films, including Crash directed by David Cronenberg.
The Drowned World at Cinesphere
Location: Ontario Place - Cinesphere
Guest curated by Charles Stankievech. During the Biennial, the Cinesphere becomes a world within a world, merging film and sound art with scent and changing atmospheric conditions. From cosmological origin stories, to a future in which civilization is extinct, The Drowned World contrasts deep time with the decline of global ecologies. The…