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.
For many years a long photograph featuring 60 women in western style costumes has hung in the hallway at the entrance of Sara Angelucci’s house. The picture was given to her husband by his Aunt Dagmar. They knew little about it, other than Dagmar had cut the costumes the women were wearing when she worked at Malabar,… ⊕
2019, 79:00 minutes, colour
Tia is a 10 year-old girl Syrian refugee who has recently moved to Montreal with her parents. With her father taking classes and her sick mother confined to her bed, summer moves by slowly for Tia, who struggles to make new friends. Her summer changes when she finds a magic portal that transports her to the arctic tundra. Here… ⊕
2019, 04:00 minutes, colour
Mysterious collage meticulously observes a woman producing a screen print of herself. A second red layer contaminates the image. This then doubles when the pattern is also applied to her clothing. A miniature on reality and reproduction with melancholy audio collage.
By borrowing from the traditional - if not worn-out - codes of the romantic film, Printed Sunset arouses ambivalent emotions in the viewer. The soundtrack, first, supports the unbearable expectation of an aesthetic delight: slow, purring and played in a loop, it stirs the irrepressible desire to discover the object of… ⊕
Grounded in a research-based practice, Ursula Biemann creates video essays and texts that address the interconnection of politics and the environment across local, global, and planetary contexts. In her most recent work, Acoustic Ocean, Biemann combines scientific, personal, and phenomenological narrative in an… ⊕