These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the last six months. Not all of the videos are necessarily new, as older works are sometimes brought into distribution.
2017, 05:02 minutes, Colour
The last piece of the film programme starts: a silent video plays, alternating between claustrophobic digital collages of carpeted cat trees and a Russian Ragdoll cat named Tucker, posing amidst file folders, printers, and the angles of a grey, windowless office.From the back row of the cinema, the artist sits behind the… ⊕
2017, 24:25 minutes, Colour
Rosemary Donnelly has been suffering from various auto immune diseases for the last 20 years of her life. A short list gives you an idea of how her life has been affected but not how she, her personality and life, is defined. She has Lupus, MS, Scerloderma, Myathemis Gravis, Diabetes, Congestive heart failure, Pulmonary… ⊕
2016, 05:24 minutes, Colour
REPEAT is a short film showing the methods used in neural therapy programs to stimulate the brain after a traumatic event. In the filmmaker's case it was a stroke that left him with damage to the right side of his body. Neuralplasticity research has shown that with repetitive movement, the brain will replace damaged neural… ⊕
1976, 13:32 minutes, Colour
An impressionist colourized video animation (or pixilation) piece with a solitary dancer, Margaret Dragu. Electronic music-sound accompaniment.
1974, 04:30 minutes, Colour
At the CIBC Commerce Court in downtown Toronto lies the most elegant fountain, The fountain built out of granite is designed around a computerized schedule of rise and fall of cascading water. Set to electronic music this colourized video gives rhythmic rises and falls a dancing quality and changes how we view the real -life… ⊕
1974, 07:00 minutes, Colour
Six minutes in the streets of Toronto enjoying the streetcars. Colourized and tightly edited, with location sound.
2017, 10:00 minutes, Colour
Filmmakers Adam and Zack Khalil, in collaboration with artist Jackson Polys, investigate the recent court case that decided the fate of the remains of a prehistoric Paleoamerican man found in Kennewick, Washington State in 1996. The case pitted the Umatilla people and other tribes, who wanted to provide a burial to the… ⊕
2018, 05:00 minutes, Colour
“Women watch themselves being looked at.” –John Berger.
2018, 71:00 minutes, Colour
Unsettling, funny and intimate, The Pain of Others is both a body-horror found footage documentary and a radical act of empathy. The film concerns Morgellons, a mysterious illness whose sufferers say they have parasites under the skin, long colored fibers emerging from lesions, and a host of other bizarre symptoms which could… ⊕
2018, 03:10 minutes, Colour
ᓯᑰᑉ ᐋᓯᕙᖓ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒍᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᐃᔪ ᐊᑭᓱᒃ (ᑭᓐᖓᐃᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ) ᐊᒻᒪᓗ… ⊕
2018, 12:00 minutes, Colour
When an immigrant Kurdish family set to pack their belongings and return to their homeland, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish circle of events.
2018, 06:40 minutes, B&W
What you see is a dream I am having. The visions are spinning around and changing. I am lost. And it is still spinning.19/09/1983The day of my birth
2016, 25:30 minutes, Colour
Shot between Cairo and different locations in India, the film Dear Animal weaves together a short story by writer Haytham El-Wardany – titled “Lord of the Order of Existence” – about a drug dealer who turns into a strange animal, and a selection of letters written by Azza Shaaban, a director-producer… ⊕
2013, 04:45 minutes, Colour
Starting off from a literary image referring to the position of eavesdroppers and their access to Truth, Shooting Stars Remind Me of Eavesdroppers weaves multiple auditive registers and references to literary and visual articulations of the act of listening and the status of the listener.
2011, 08:30 minutes, Colour
Maha Maamoun’s Night Visitor: The Night of Counting the Years is a snapshot of a population in a moment of upheaval. Set during the spring of 2011, the video is entirely composed of sequences from YouTube that were shot on cellphones by the many men and women who broke into Egyptian State Security Buildings. Away from the… ⊕
2010, 09:00 minutes, Black & White
Based on a text from the Egyptian novel The Revolution of 2053, by Mahmoud Uthman, and referencing a scene from Chris Marker’s La Jetée (1962), a time-traveller recounts his vision of the future of the Pyramids area, and by extension Egypt, in the year 2026 - a vision that strains to reach beyond, yet remains… ⊕
2009, 62:00 minutes, Colour
Through a wide selection of scenes from Egyptian films that use the Pyramids as their backdrop, Domestic Tourism II looks at the various ways in which these historical icons are re-appropriated from the timelessness of the touristic postcard, and re-inscribed into the complex and dynamic narratives of the city.
2008, 01:12 minutes, Colour
In the Most Fabulous Place, postcards of Egypt's prime historical and touristic monument, the Pyramids of Giza, are flipped through to a soundtrack composed from dialogues occurring by the pyramids, that are sampled from a variety of Egyptian films.
2016, 10:00 minutes
This docufantasia blends original footage with found footage to craft an incomplete and mostly false history of the city of Moncton. Commissioned to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the city, the filmmaker chose to question this colonial milestone, by going back much further than 125 years. She uses mythical and historical… ⊕
2017, 05:21 minutes, Colour
Built in reaction to the infrastructural dispositions that unable the uncovering of accidental force relations hidden within the folds of everyday encounters (abandoned spaces) with autobiographical memories. It is a work about (re)inhabiting displacement.