Guess what! I'm posting from Germany!
Thanks to Prof MacLeod's recommendation, I was offered a residency here at the Stadtsbezirkskabinett fur Kulturarbeitbayerne in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
I'd been wandering around Winnipeg sort of semi-stalking Guy Maddin when Prof called me about this. It was a real god send.
They are very kind here & are not upset that I haven't made any work yet. I'm just trying to go slow.