Artist

Clark Nikolai

Clark Nikolai lives and creates art in Vancouver. Originally from Saskatchewan, where he made films and videos in Saskatoon’s vibrant punk and parallel art scenes. His work covers all genres and often combines found footage, music and experimental visual effects, stylized staging and dream-like experimental narratives. He is an early pioneer of video art in the Canadian prairies, and was a founding member of both the Open Air Audio Visual Co-op (1984) and Video Vérité Artist Centre (1989) of Saskatoon (now PAVED). Since 1981, he has produced over fifty videos and films, which have screened and received awards around the world.  His practice has also included still photography and experimental music.

Videography

Doppelgänger Memorandum

2017, 06:00 minutes, colour, English and German w/ English, w/ German, w/ Spanish subtitles

Todd is a window washer

2016, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Troublemaker on the Frequency

2016, 05:10 minutes, colour, English

Passage

2013, 10:21 minutes, colour, English

Bill is a Photographer

2013, 09:25 minutes, colour, English

Exempli gratia

2013, 02:46 minutes, colour, English

Freewheel & Fixie

2012, 07:32 minutes, colour, English

A Message

2012, 05:55 minutes, colour, English

Aux baisers de l'aurore

2012, 03:15 minutes, colour, English

Lord Cockworthy

2010, 09:17 minutes, colour, English

Treviano e la luna

2010, 10:10 minutes, colour, Italian with English subtitles

Frolic

2009, 03:31 minutes, colour

Galactic Docking Company

2009, 02:49 minutes, colour, English

Durchblicken

2008, 03:00 minutes, colour

Avalanche

2007, 05:20 minutes, colour, English

Sick Fun La!

2006, 04:23 minutes, colour, English & Cantonese

Yankee Lust

2006, 03:23 minutes, colour, No Dialogue

Attraction to Older Men

2005, 19:00 minutes, colour, English

Fluid From Motion

2004, 04:11 minutes, colour, English

An der Nordseeküste (1. singing version 2. karaoke version)

2003, 03:40 minutes, Colour, German w German sub

Men On Fur On Men

2003, 08:08 minutes, colour, English

Le Viaduc d'Or

2002, 03:42 minutes, Colour, French/Chinese

Shui

2001, 04:29 minutes, colour

My Heart the Cook

2001, 01:53 minutes, colour, English

My Heart the Blood Pump

2001, 01:25 minutes, colour

Remgla Preputchna

1999, 01:25 minutes, Colour

Nuzvelz

1998, 04:41 minutes

Subkonscio Redukta Tricikla

1998, 30:52 minutes

Jizaltus Omega

1998, 03:23 minutes, colour, English

Vereca Nebulo

1997, 13:34 minutes, colour

Video Maligna

1996, colour

I Can't Tell Stories

1995, 08:37 minutes, colour, English

Petrus et Lupa

1995, 02:48 minutes, colour

Yamo Guvi Dyet

1994, 13:07 minutes, colour

R.E.M.

1993, 02:16 minutes, colour

Thaumatrope

1992, 08:15 minutes, colour

Yah Mon

1992, 02:04 minutes, B&W

Doktor Ovakozminski

1991, 14:20 minutes, colour

Travel Sketch

1991, 01:32 minutes, colour

Mitehpo Vivpensa

1989, 09:34 minutes, colour, English

Pourquoi pas en Saskatchewan?

1989, 07:29 minutes, B&W

Sinfonia Domestica

1985, 22:17 minutes, colour

Seventh Avenue Liaison

1984, 04:52 minutes, colour, English

Microtsuwanoba

1984, 08:17 minutes, colour

Rivals uber Riel

1983, 21:22 minutes, colour, English

Anhänger

1983, 14:45 minutes, colour, English

Mary Manic's Decorum

1983, 01:36 minutes, colour

Spanghew Decorum

1983, 07:00 minutes, colour

Critical Writing

Video Art: Selected, New & Reviewing
by John Morgan. NeWest Review, June 1995, v. 20, no. 5.
Clark Nikolai
by Jay North. Broadway Magazine, Mar. 1995, v. 3, no. 2.
SASKATOON VIDEO CULTURE: (it ain't painting and drawing)
by John Morgan. NeWest Review, Apr. 1993, v. 18, no. 2.