A Survey of Video Art from Vtape’s Collection
Thursday July 31, August 7 + August 14, 2014 @ 9 â€“ 10PM
EMMEDIA Parking Lot â€“ 351 11 Ave SW
EMMEDIA is proud to present a summer series of outdoor screenings in our downtown parking lot, featuring works from prolific video artists in Canada and beyond. Curators Lindsay Sorell, Lowell Smith and Teresa Tam selected three screening programs using Vtapeâ€™s vast catalogue of videos. Vtape is Canadaâ€™s leading artist-run, not-for-profit distributor of video art that includes a diverse collection of work from the early 1970s to the present. Join us on Thursday nights as we survey contemporary and historical media artworks that experiment with the medium of video, while breaking barriers and leading the way for avant-garde video artists to come. Light refreshments will be provided as we enjoy the summer night!
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014 @ 7PM
Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW
This year’s Youth Queer Media Program participants have explored the themes of isolation, coming of age, gender bending, and first loves. The short films created tackle issues from everyday life: queer identity in a contemporary world, facing challenges, and overcoming obstacles. Fairy Tales is proud to present the world premieres at the festival with a Q&A session with the filmmakers after the film. A celebration gala will follow at the Naked Leaf Tea Shop.
A lecture by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014 @ 7:30PM – 9:00PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room
Dr. Kristen Hutchinson presents a lecture about themes of place, identity and narration in contemporary video art. The talk will explore how international artists use these prevalent and often interrelated themes to explore our current historical moment. Artists to be discussed include Cao Fei, Nina Yuen, Danya McCleod, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Pipilotti Rist, and Kambui Olujimi, among others. She will also discuss some potential upcoming opportunities for artists to exhibit video art internationally.