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.
2018, 50:35 minutes, colour
An audio-visual portrait of Tokyo at the turn of the century.Soundscape by Peebles. Photography & image sequencing by Pearson.Details, essays and video excerpt (http://www.sarahpeebles.net/tokyo_new.htm) Full-length video online presented by The Wire (coming soon)For video installation or viewing via flat screen… ⊕
2016, 60:00 minutes, colour
"Everything from Here to Infinity" is an immersive virtual reality installation in which objects within the most comprehensive map of the universe to date, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), are depicted in the manner of abstract expressionist gestures.This project is inspired by the surrealist writer Jorges Luis… ⊕
2017, 70:00 minutes, colour
Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial follows one woman’s search for justice after she is sexually assaulted. In the first year of her Ph.D, Mandi Gray is raped by another Ph.D student. Though she is the victim in the case, it seems at every step of the process, Mandi is the one on trial.With her… ⊕
2017, 11:57 minutes
Singer Ada Lee is leaving her home in Peterborough, Ontario, to make way for the expansion of a freeway. Before she goes, Ada gives viewers a tour around the city whose cultural scene she helped cultivate. Back when she was a traveling musician, Ada toured the world with some of music's greatest jazz artists. She thinks the… ⊕
30:10 minutes, colour
A collage of videos found on the web shapes an Inuit perspective on Inuit reality and diversity. As a response to the film of the North, people gave their consent for each clip used in Ukiuktaqtumi (« in the North »).
2015, 09:18 minutes, colour
Soliloquy for Sagan is a single-channel 3D animation evoking concepts & representations found in astrophysics & astrobiology. The animation suggests DNA, the atoms that comprise liquid water, light waves, Messier Deep Sky objects, and the range of objects that encompass our current range of understanding of our… ⊕
2006, 23:50 minutes, colour
Focused on Annie and her work, the film parallels Annie’s own creative process of making and doing. Images of her drawings anchor the film in her art. The transitions, challenges and risks of her life are reflected in her drawings. The shamans, myths and land-based adventures prevalent in the last generation’s… ⊕
2017, 07:00 minutes, colour
A Dancer, Actor and Performance Artist Walk into a Bar, is an exploration of how not to tell a joke and a deconstruction of the TV laugh-track, employing audience participation, embodied-collage-aktions and the projection of a silent video-poem by Moira Simpson (utilizing moments from an all-day 4 person performance… ⊕
2016, 09:46 minutes, colour
COMMODIFICATION OF TOUCH: Bath Stories is a bath story told, re-told, told, re-told, remembered, forgotten and re-invented by storytellers with a broad age range and English fluency. Here, Dragu uses the common child’s game of Broken Telephone to reflect on memory cognition and ways in which we all tend to re-formulate… ⊕
2013, 32:19 minutes, colour
How to Be Old is a how to guide for baby-boomers to learn how to thrive in their bottom inning; Chapter 1 Get Devices, Chapter 2 Get Rolling, Chapter 3 Get Thrifty, Chapter 4 Get Kranky, Chapter 5 Get Glasses, Chapter 6 Get Group-y, Chapter 7 Get Purple, Chapter 8 Get Help
2017, 23:40 minutes, colour
In this 20-minutes performance titled, “Vagina Painting (After Kubota),” I use canvas, jars of red wine, paint, a bouquet of white roses, an old washbasin and candles to create a ritual space for abstract painting. During the performance a camera projects the painting onto a large screen behind me. When making the… ⊕
1980, 22:00 minutes, colour
An international pop star checks into an anonymous hotel on Canada’s west coast. He is haunted by events in his career… a television interview, an autographing session and more. He uses a pseudonym. He wants to disappear, but can he?
2012, 18:47 minutes, colour
On October 31, 2012, Artists and Community Members gathered at Davenport-Perth Community & Health Centre to make bread and tell bread stories. Part of Food = Need Festival. Produced by WIA Projects and DWI (Dragu Worker International).
2012, 03:00 minutes, colour
Short documentation of performance evening for Food = Need Festival.
2011, 10:55 minutes, colour
Margaret Dragu's (aka Nuestra Senora del Pan's) RISING series of community bread performances and stories; camera by Mikiki Mikiki; thanks to Eastern Edge Gallery, citizens of St. John's, Newfoundland, Michelle Bush, and Victoria Stanton; performed for Outspoken Word Festival April 2005 -- video produced in 2011.
2010, 05:13 minutes, colour
Documentation of creative process for Bright Lights Parade produced by Glenn Lewis for Winter Olympics; with Lady Justice, Rose Man and 7 Vices/Virtues; Edith Piaf’s singing gestures are sourced as ritual aktions/dances, and group chants, shakes bells in a processional-parade to honour the spirit of the ROSE from Gertrude… ⊕
2010, 04:12 minutes, colour
Lady Justice and Payday Millionaire aka Jeremy Todd re-tool Give Peace a Chance in a series of Bed-Ins; shown here -- Rock Concert at Richmond Art Gallery & Community Aktion at Memories Thrift Store for 2010 Peace Project during Vancouver Winter Olympics.
2008, 05:19 minutes, colour
Performance clips of "Lady Justice Goes Buzz Buzz" with Jeremy Todd from HIVE2 Festival with photos from Image Bank of Roadside Memorials/Shrines donated by artists and public.
2007, 05:34 minutes, colour
Lady Justice and the Lover Swan is Chapter 2 of Lady Justice Comic Book/Fumetti; mythic tales of jealousy, sex, representation, revenge, celebrity, media and justice.