Taking her curated screening Sincerely, Warmly as a jumping-off point, this text poetically stitches together Daniella Sanader’s archival research notes, citations, and present-day reflections in a format that explores the parallels between watching video art and writing letters. ⊕
Past Events Archive
In honour of the 20th anniversary of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (October 22-27, 2019), Vtape has published an essay (see below) by Dr. Dorothy Christian on the work of Hopi storyteller and filmmaker Victor Masayesva, Jr., based on the curated program she has produced for the festival (Oct. 25, 1:00pm at Artscape Sandbox).
Excerpts from this live TV talk and performance show at Lee’s Palace co-hosted by Louise Garfield (The Clichettes) and Clifton Joseph (De Dub Poets) give an archival glimpse into the Queen St. W Toronto media arts scene in the late 1980s that FUSE as an artist and cultural news magazine helped nurture and champion. It was taped live and cablecast in early 1998 by Rogers Cable 10 – Toronto. ⊕
Daniella Sanader’s text Sincerely, Warmly: Collected Notes, Letters, Reflections, Beginnings, which chronicles her ongoing work in the wake of her Vtape Research Residency in 2018. ⊕
Open May 8-June 10. Mon.–Fri. 11am–6pm, Sat. 1–5pm. Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 4th floor, 401 Richmond St. West. Tong Lam’s series meticulously documents contemporary China’s outdoor film phenomena, where films are sometimes screened next to dancing people, and where propaganda films have to compete with images of conspicuous consumption. ⊕
Since opening our doors in 1983, Vtape has produced an impressive list of exhibitions and publications. Events from recent years are represented here in this archive. This on-line resource reflects a unique combination of event-based programming and education dedicated to the development of video artists and new and diverse audiences. The Past Events Archive is organized starting with the most recent events, and moving backwards through history.