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.
2016, 25:00 minutes, colour
This thesis-cum-performance-cum-video represents the American immigrant experience through digital and physically mediated spaces. The poetic and theoretical text conveys the experience of alienation, surveillance and the state politics of documentation. This twenty five minute program features a commercial break with three… ⊕
2013, 05:48 minutes, colour
Collaboration with Asher Kohn and 유+웃 CHAiT. In response to drone attacks and unlawful use of surveillance, a proposed city, Shura City, exists as an alternative city-state model. The polity’s citizens through collective decision-making are able to live free of intrusion by state forces and enable us to… ⊕
This video used the device of neon, as a line, to demarcate boundaries, whether social, political, economic or geographic. Visually their is a neon line present that grows into various symbols while a poetic text about "borders" glides in and out of the frame. A border is a line, it creates an incision between a past… ⊕
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… ⊕
2017, 10:02 minutes, colour
A dowser visits oil wells in Alberta. A dowsing rod takes flight, demonstrating its powers of divination, warding off dark creatures that appear in the form of neckties.TOTAL FIELD is one in a series of works that asks how dowsing might shift our relationships to natural resources, technology, and place, while examining… ⊕
2018, 05:09 minutes, Colour
Utterances from Germaine Greer’s The Whole Woman haunts a woman making pancakes.
2017, 04:21 minutes, Colour
An exploration of Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl by Tiqqun, results in a PSA about the ‘dangers’ of women, youth, and beauty.
2016, 03:48 minutes, Colour
Infomercial aesthetics sell hard theory, a reflection on feminist cannons and consumption.
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, 20:00 minutes, colour
The Argument (with annotations) is an appropriated-footage essay about metaphor. Its unseen narrator's line of thought takes us on an unstraight path past the works of T.S. Eliot, Homer, Groucho Marx, John Carpenter, Terence Davies, and Carl Reiner, plus some lackadaisical astronomy and a 1960s television series with a very… ⊕
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… ⊕
2016, 03:00 minutes, colour
An experimental performance based collaborative film by Steven Davies (Coast Salish, Snuneymuxw and European ancestry) with Jeanette Kotowich (Cree Métis) and Dani Zaviceanu (Romanian Canadian), accompanied by a re-mix by artist, DJ, and sound producer Dean Hunt (Heiltsuk Nation). “Returning to an… ⊕
2017, 10:37 minutes, Colour
Today is Rae’s 7th birthday and she’s excited for the party her mom, Ista, has promised her. But as the day wears on, it becomes obvious that the promises have been derailed by personal demons. As Rae’s strength is revealed, parental roles are reversed.
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… ⊕
2018, 03:13 minutes, Colour
I found a post online about blonde Asian bimbos, and this video is me reading the post aloud in my bedroom. This is a commentary of me being or not being self-aware of my gendered and sexualized identity in the digital age, and an attempt at the de-sexualization of my body by performing the very performative found script.
2017, 16:46 minutes, colour
In this piece, I attempted to switch between the persona of a settler woman and myself speaking on postcolonialism. I do this by taking my costume on and off.“Occupying the bodies of notable female figures from Peterborough’s history, Calla Durose Moya stages a conversation with the past in order to come to terms… ⊕
2017, 04:11 minutes, colour
This performance was produced and documented during trinity square video’s ‘the imaginary and the synchronous’ workshop. The camera operator was Jasmeet Sidhu. The instructor was Irene Loughlin.I worked with the idea of disattachment (a word I chose that is dissimilar to detachment) for this performance.I… ⊕
2015, 04:59 minutes, black and white
The performer casts a kind of performative spell through the repetition of the single question, “Is it bad to be a witch?” Having been raised in an Evangelical Christian home, the artist wrestles with questions of feminism, the body, sexuality, magic, invocation, language, and power that the topic of… ⊕
2015, 03:24 minutes, black and white
The performer re-frames the Freudian tension between eros and thanatos using the feminist tradition of performance for video. She repeats the locution “sex and death and sex and death and sex and death” aloud as she shimmies across the screen. The formal integrity of the loop meets the failures of the body, as the… ⊕
2015, 05:24 minutes, colour
The performer washes herself in a solar-powered shower during a rural artist residency in Upper Economy, Nova Scotia. The shower shares a small building with the farm’s radio station, and as the performer showers a woman’s folk cover of “I’m on Fire” and Kate Bush’s “Running Up That… ⊕
2015, 02:46 minutes, colour
The performer presents four new yoga poses: the dead bug, the exhibitionist, the moon, and the manic-depressive. This video was created during an artist residency at White Rabbit, Red Clay Farm, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia.
2015, 05:31 minutes, colour
In this conceptual music video, Lauren Fournier collaborates with artist Evan Tyler to create a remix of You’re Hysterical. Evan Tyler’s rap is overlaid on top of Fournier’s track to create a dynamic conversation around anxiety, addiction, social pressures, and other aspects of the artists’s lived… ⊕
2017, 17:06 minutes, colour
The intent of the video was to depict the Ohenton Karihwatehkwen (The Thanks Giving Address), which gives thanks to all the life forms and beings of the Earth, and the earth itself. I don't believe I can show all of life so I tried to give a Mohawk perspective on life, and as apart of the Haudenosaunee I extended this point of… ⊕
2014, 01:35 minutes, Colour
Just like you do is a written poem, As a Deaf artist and as an artist involved in cultivating a community I reached out to some of my Deaf friends in order to realize this project. The goal of the work is to use sign language in order to articulate the struggles we as deaf individuals face, and in turn to allow viewers to… ⊕
Filmed on Roncesvalles Ave. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1987 on Super 8 film and completed in 2013 for the premiere screening at The 8 Fest.
2018, 03:49 minutes, colour
A double dance performance in optical illusion costume made by Jesi Jordan.
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
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… ⊕
2017, 55:16 minutes, Colour
Referencing sixties B-movies like “They Saved Hitler’s Brain” and “The Brain That Would Not Die,” “Ulrike’s Brain” finds Doctor Julia Feifer (Susanne Sachsse) arriving at an academic/scientific conference with an organ box containing the brain of the real Ulrike Meinhof, which was… ⊕
2014, 01:30 minutes, Colour
A minute long commercial directed by Bruce LaBruce to promote his perfume called Obscenity. The perfume, along with this commercial and a series of photo ads for its promotion, was part of an art project created by LaBruce in 2014 for The Hole Gallery in New York City.
2014, 56:00 minutes, B&W
A young girl that regularly dresses as a boy falls in love and seduces a young girl that has no clue that her lover has the same sex. When the girl introduces 'her boyfriend' to her father he becomes skeptical and unmasks the fraud. Even though, strangely, the feelings of the girl persist without shifting, the father does not… ⊕
2014, 04:15 minutes, Colour
Defense de Fumer is a short film commissioned in 2014 by the Festival de Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. Set to a classical soundtrack, the film begins by following a mechanic to his smoke break at work in a garage. Then he is inexplicably surrounded by a crew of leather daddies who all start smoking cigars too, until there is a… ⊕
2013, 04:11 minutes, B&W
In 2013 the Toronto band Danko Jones commissioned Bruce LaBruce to direct a video for the single “Legs” from their album “Rock and Roll is Black and Blue.” The video is an homage to the work of Pierre Molinier, the French surrealist transgender photographer. LaBruce cast 13 trans women to star in the… ⊕
2011, 14:00 minutes, Colour, B&W
Offing Jack was commissioned for an omnibus film produced by Kiki Peterson called Fucking Different XXX (2011) for which eight directors made porn films about a gender different from their own. In LaBruce’s film, a trans man named Jack (Kay Garnellen) is handcuffed to a bed in an expressionistic set. His trans man… ⊕
2010, 21:00 minutes, Colour
I spent two weeks in Regina in November of 2010 working with dancer/performance artist Robin Poitras and First Nations visual artist Edward Poitras on a project called Weekend in Alphaville. The idea was to reference two Godard films, Weekend and Alphaville, but to interpret them in a Saskatchewanian… ⊕
2010, 20:00 minutes, Colour
"The Bad Breast; or, The Strange Case of Theda Lange" was a theatre project I developed and directed at the end of 2009 and which was performed in Berlin and Vienna. It was inspired by the life and theoretical writings of Melanie Klein, one of the psychoanalytic thinkers who interpreted Freud's work after his death… ⊕
2007, 15:00 minutes, Colour
Give Piece of Ass a Chance is the third in a series of porn produced by The Scandelles starring their alter egos, The Partistes. It shows the inception of these characters as a group of anti-war sex terrorists who kidnap a munitions heiress and fuckwash her using her family's deadly legacy. GPAC pokes loving fun at the… ⊕
This short super 8 experimental film is composed of three elements: footage taken by LaBruce in a mosh pit at a Toronto hardcore punk show featuring the bands Scream, The Mr. T. Experience, and MDC; found footage of porn star Al Parker having penetrative anal sex; and a soundtrack by The Carpenters.
1995, 68:10 minutes, Colour
Eat My Shorts – The Early Short Films of Bruce LaBruce and Candyland ProductionsBoy/Girl by Bruce LaBruceIn LaBruce’s first short experimental super 8 film, a loose narrative is constructed out of a variety of film clips, some shot on location by the filmmaker, some found footage, and some shot off the television… ⊕
1994, 108:00 minutes, Colour
A down-on-his-luck adult film star/director sees a chance to make a comeback when he is rediscovered by a lesbian documentary filmmaker, but she is merely exploiting him to get financial backing for her pet project, a musical based on Kate Millett’s The Basement. Super 8 1/2 is a 1994 satirical comedy/drama… ⊕
1988, 15:00 minutes, Colour
This experimental super 8 film is composed of four vignettes of various people doing random things. In the first segment, a skinhead (Joe the Ho) and a punk (Bruce LaBruce) shave each other’s heads and drink beer. A woman with long red hair (G.B. Jones) arrives and gets into a fight with one of them. The second segment… ⊕
1988, 15:00 minutes, Colour
In this experimental short super 8 film from 1998, Bruce LaBruce appears as himself in an expressionistic montage of images, combining footage of himself with footage shot off the television, found footage of a cat operation, etc. The film explores the subject’s fear of illness, AIDS, and death that most men experienced… ⊕
1987, 15:00 minutes, Colour
In LaBruce’s first short experimental super 8 film, a loose narrative is constructed out of a variety of film clips, some shot on location by the filmmaker, some found footage, and some shot off the television screen. A woman with long red hair (G.B. Jones) sits on a window sill and looks down with her binoculars at 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… ⊕
2016, 00:30 minutes, colour
A parody of the classic 1970's PSA. We see how cell phone use during a film screening can effect those of us who have traveled the long journey to get to the cinema.
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… ⊕
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… ⊕
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… ⊕