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.
The microcosmos of a courtyard, situated in the centre of Sofia, Bulgaria. The story unfolds from the perspective of one window. The film catches the spirit of life during the pandemic, where the focus has shifted to everything local. Airplanes, parties and loud football matches appear like a distant dream.
2016, 77:52 minutes, colour
What emerges from a pile of deteriorating 16mm home movies spanning from 1936 to 1951, is a moving story of a Chinese American family set against the backdrop of race and class in Chicago, and one collector’s obsession with the 1933-4 World’s Fair.Rescued from an online auction, the filmmakers’ quest to make… ⊕
Borderhole takes place on a mythical border area between Colombia and the United States. We investigate the relationship between North and South America through the lens of the American Dream and the illumination of multiple tensions in and around the border. The piece explores imperialism, globalization through pop music,… ⊕
2019, 20:00 minutes, colour
Landscape Technician is a performance document that deftly uses Chroma keying technology to juxtapose the artificial and the real embedded within nature, place, and identity. Jordyn Stewart’s work takes a self-reflective approach in revisiting familiar sites that have informed her understanding of the regional… ⊕
2019, 08:00 minutes, colour
Jordyn Stewart’s Landscape Study III [pocket change] is a five minute video where she continuously tosses a collection of pennies into a virtual stream. Relating to both the mythological act of tossing coins into water as a mode of wish making and the actions futility. The stream has been superimposed onto… ⊕