I just learned that Mark Lewis, from Hamilton Ontario, will be representing Canada at the 2009 Venice Biennale, curated by Barbara Fischer, one of the country's most reliable and consistent curators. From the Canada Council:
"Mr. Lewis’ project for the Canadian Pavilion in Venice is a short, silent film titled Romance that uses the classic film technique of rear projection combined with state of the art digital technology. The rear projection technique brings together in montage form staged events (the foreground action) with documentary footage (the background locations). Mr. Lewis is currently making a documentary on rear projection in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada, the Van Abbemuseum (Netherlands), BRITDOCART (UK) and Le Grand Café St-Nazaire (France)."