Michael Caines

male
Born
1964
Lives in
Toronto;New York
Canada
CA
Biography

Video- and filmmaker, expressive arts psychotherapist, painter. Toronto-based Caines, trained at Dalhousie and York, contributed several late 1990s experimental shorts that echoed his day job. Fever (1998, 7) is about dreaming and paranoia, with the camera caressing the body of a tormented naked sleeper with an ambiguous relationship to his dreams. Symptomatic (1998, 5) hypnotically explores the interface between desire for the hunky urban loiterer gazed at and addressed, and a mysteriously remembered childhood in a desert landscape.