CURATED BY DANIELLA SANADER
Serena Lee, Stretto, 2016, 06:48
Colin Campbell, I’m A Voyeur, 1974, 15:20
Maha Maamoun, Shooting Stars Remind Me of Eavesdroppers, 2013, 04:45
Gunilla Josephson, Hello Ingmar, 2000, 07:00
Alison S.M. Kobayashi, From Alex To Alex, 2006, 06:11
Sharlene Bamboat, The Wind Sleeps Standing Up, 2016, 12:00
Jorge Lozano, The End of Type (writers), 2016, 05:00
Total running time 58:00
Sincerely, Warmly presents a program of video work about reaching out to someone who could never respond to you. Taking the form of epistolary texts, postcards from somewhere, mis-remembered narratives, and eavesdropping tactics, the works in Sincerely, Warmly explore the intimacies and distances of trying to communicate. At times sweet, mournful, introspective, silly, and voyeuristic, these works release some questions into the ether, questions that ultimately go unanswered: How are you? Where have you been? Can you hear me? Do you miss me? — Daniella Sanader
THE RESEARCHER IS PRESENT
With Sincerely, Warmly, Vtape officially launches a new program that welcomes writers, curators, artists and all hybrids of these to inhabit our space on a regular basis, usually once a week for a few months. We are offering this open-ended space for contemplation in order to see what happens.
Sometimes a screening will emerge, or an exhibition; sometimes some writing with surface. We ask for a brief *idea* of what might be investigated, thought about, channelled during this residency. The outcome of the residency is usually determined after a few weeks have passed.
Daniella Sanader has been engaging with titles from the 5,000+ distribution collection at Vtape, exploring both letter writing and performance for the camera. She proposed to develop practices of descriptive, associative, and speculative note-taking for watching artists’ bodies in motion on video with a view to develop writing that would articulate the relationship between the researcher and the artist. In 2019, Vtape will publish a chapbook that has resulted from this residency and her recent participation in the Critical Art Writing Ensemble III at the Banff Centre where she worked on developing writing specific to this project.
Daniella Sanader is a writer and reader living in Toronto. She has written reviews, essays, and experimental texts for a variety of publications, galleries, and artist-run spaces across Canada. She has curated projects for Vtape, Oakville Galleries, and Open Studio. She works as the Program and Publications Coordinator at Gallery TPW. She recently participated in the Critical Art Writing Ensemble III at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Image credit: Jorge Lozano, The End of Type (writers) (2016)