2009 - With financial assistance from the City of Ottawa Cultural Funding Program the collective's first project was a travelling presentation of six looping, silent films. The films were presented in locations such as store windows, parking lots, heritage buildings and homes throughout the city of Ottawa.
2010 - The Ottawa Lumière Festival commissioned the collective to create new film installations for the festivals celebration of light. As an alternative to traditional screens, the films were presented as sculptural installations by projecting them onto unique surfaces within Stanley Park. For example, Bridget Farr projected her film of New Edinburgh facades against a dollhouse.
2012 - With financial assistance from the Ottawa Arts Council Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award the collective created new films. Ottawa audience members had the opportunity to view the six new experimental film loops at the Plaza Bridge Underpass, a pedestrian through-way that runs between the National Arts Centre and the Bytown Museum along the Rideau Canal Locks. The screening formats for this installation included 16mm film loops, a 35mm slide show, and video projection.
2013 - The Collective was invited back to the Ottawa Lumière Festival to present a second show. This year the collective commissioned Toronto based filmmaker Kelly Egan to participate in the festival program. Using "light" as her inspiration, Kelly Egan's piece transforms the space of cinema from a rectangular focal point (i.e., the frame, the screen, into a circular and spherical experience.
2015 - The Windows Collective presented four film installations in the spaces of La Filature in Gatineau, the installations were set up inside. Paul Gordon presented a new piece titled Skate Loop, a snowy time-lapse skate along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dave Johnson presented his 35mm slide show that studies the decay of 35mm film. By using several techniques, such as burying film in a planter, or wearing it out by sprinkling it with salt, icing sugar and even cat litter, a series of still images splattered with colour are produced..
2015 also marked the collective’s first touring program. With financial assistance from The Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts the Windows Collective was able to travel from Ottawa, Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia stopping along the way in North Bay, Thunder Bay, Kenora, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Sioux Lookout. Windows Collective founders Pixie Cram and Roger D. Wilson travelled by car and presented installations and workshops along the route.
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