THE ALPHABETIC ORDER OF THINGS A Survey of Video Art from Vtape’s Collection

Screening at EMMEDIA, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Thursday July 31, August 7 + August 14, 2014 @ 9 – 10PM

EMMEDIA is proud to present a summer series of outdoor screenings in our downtown parking lot, featuring works from prolific video artists in Canada and beyond. Curators Lindsay Sorell, Lowell Smith, and Teresa Tam selected three screening programs using Vtape’s vast catalogue of videos. Vtape is Canada’s leading artist-run, not-for-profit distributor of video art that includes a diverse collection of work from the early 1970s to the present. Join us on Thursday nights as we survey contemporary and historical media artworks that experiment with the medium of video, while breaking barriers and leading the way for avant-garde video artists to come. Light refreshments will be provided as we enjoy the summer night!

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Filmmaker's Choice

Filmmaker's Choice

20th October 2014, Arsenal Institut für Film- und Videokunst, Berlin

Cinema Dynamo

Neue Brüder

Cinema Dynamo, Centre d'art contemporain, Genève

vernissage: 4 décembre 2014, projections du 5 décembre au 4 Janvier 2015

Folding Unfolding Space


Exhibition with: Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer, Simon Deppierraz, Christina Dimitriadis, Aloïs Godinat, Elín Jakobsdóttir, Andrea Knobloch, Luc Mattenberger 

Folding Unfolding Space
curated by Dr. Christine Nippe
May 3 until June 14 2014

Galerie cubus-m
Pohlstraße 75
10785 Berlin

Opening hours: 
Wed – Fr  2 – 7 p.m.,
Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
and by appointment

Set tongues wagging [sɛt tuhng wag·ging]

@ vatpe, Toronto until March 7 2014

In the second program of this year’s Curatorial Incubator, Yaël Filipovic examines language itself and how, by inserting themselves in front of the camera, artists may place themselves in the center of what she calls “these potent and delicate conversations” involving politics, nationalism, and colonialism.

“From a young age, the school system has enforced language as an emancipatory force. Within nation building, the homogenization of language is a tool for the creation of a united national identity that is fundamentally regulated. The instrumentalization of language can thus also be traced back to the enacting of imperial rule, violent forms of colonization, and imbalances of power. The correlations created between language and nationalism make it difficult to reconcile the simultaneously fluid and fixed natures of language.” – Yaël Filipovic

This year, The Curatorial Incubator, v.11 – Stop with the performance already! features programmes from three emerging artist/curators who have skillfully woven older works – some from the earliest days of artists’ video – into very contemporary conversations with younger counterparts. Again The Curatorial Incubator proves to be an important programming platform, providing a context for exchange and discourse across generational lines. The fully illustrated catalogue features essays by all three young curators and provides ample evidence of their rigorous curatorial research. see their website