SCREENING CURATED BY DANIELLA SANADER
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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?
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
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 this residency is usually determined after a few weeks have passed.
Daniella Sanader proposed to look at titles from the 5000+ distribution collection at Vtape that featured 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 spring 2019, Vtape will publish a chapbook that has resulted from this residency and her recent Writers Residency 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 and Oakville Galleries, and her exhibition The Shape of the Middle at Open Studio was listed as a Featured Exhibition for the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Daniella was recently awarded the 2018 Emerging Cultural Leader Award from the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO). She works as the Installation and Communications Coordinator at Gallery TPW. She recently completed a Self-Directed Writing Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Image credit: Serena Lee, Stretto (2016)