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Late night with FUSE, Lee’s Palace, Toronto. Nov 4, 1987
Excerpts from this live TV talk and performance show at Lee’s Palace, co-hosted by Louise Garfield (The Clichettes) and Clifton Joseph (De Dub Poets), give an archival glimpse into the Queen St. W. Toronto media arts scene in the late 1980s, which FUSE as an arts and cultural news magazine helped nurture and champion. It was taped live and cablecast in early 1998 by Rogers Cable 10 – Toronto.
It was conceived of as a “FUSE profile/FUNraising talk show [to bring] Toronto video artists, musicians, writers and performers from diverse communities on to the same late night couch. Backed up by the Livestock houseband, the flamboyant and wonderful team of Louise Garfield and Clifton Joseph co-host talk spots and performances by over 25 invited guests. The three-and-a-half programme was performed to a packed crowd, and featured custom-designed video ads produced by FUSE supporters which will be included in the four part Rogers Cable 10 upcoming cablecast…” (FUSE, Winter 1987-8, p.5)
Included in this 90-minute document of the 3½-hour event are conversations with or presentations /performances by: Robert Kennedy; Ron Nelson (CKLN); East Park B/Boys; The Heretix; Ziggy Lorenc (Much Music); Clive Robertson; Chris Martin and Dennis Day; Tanya Mars with Colin Campbell, Angelo Pedari, and Andrew James Paterson; Johanna Householder and Louise Garfield; Devon Haughton; Wanda Abrams and John McKeown; and John Porter.
Produced by FUSE magazine, the live event was co-ordinated by Pat Jeffries. The Late night with FUSE mural was made by Chris Reed. Complete sets of Centerfold/FUSE (1976-2014) magazine are available at the Queen’s University archives and at Artexte, Montréal.
Clive Robertson, Feb. 2019
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Vtape engages audiences through the presentation of a diverse array of video-art-related exhibitions and events, exposing audiences to challenging works by both emerging and senior artists. Our programming features selected solo exhibitions as well as exciting group screenings. Exhibitions result annually from Vtape’s renowned Curatorial Incubator program, and we also host occasional curatorial residencies. Exhibitions and events take place on-site in the gallery we share with our partners in The Commons @ 401, as well as off-site.
Artists’ and curators’ talks that accompany our exhibitions allow audiences to gain personal insight into the works presented and exchange ideas with the artists and curators. Our occasional program Artists Squared pairs two artists in dialogue, while our regular collaborations with the Images Festival and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival continue to bring new and exciting video art, talks and events to an international audience.
In addition, Vtape’s distribution staff frequently showcase new and historical works from our distribution collection at festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen and Rencontres Internationales.
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