Category | 142 ProgramsPerformance
- January 17, 2002 to February 8, 2002
Different/Diverse brings together European video artists from the UK, Finland, Estonia and Italy in a program that explores notions of normalcy and the abnormal. Different/Diverse is a production of Nuova Icona & Vortice and in Vancouver it will be co-hosted by grunt and Western Front. The screening and exhibitions give a strong look at current European video practice. The show consisted of a screening, on January 17, and a simultaneous opening hosted by grunt and Western Front, and a January 18 performance by Paolo Ravalico Scerri.
By Douglas Gordon, Giovanni Rizzoli, Graham Fagen, Gun Holmstrom, Kai Kaljo, Paolo Ravalco Scerri, Roi Vaara, Terry Smith
- Curated by Terry Smith, Vitto Urbani
- September 12, 2013 to September 15, 2013
Media and installation artist Josephin Böttger presents a new work entitled Dynamo Lines, which looks at the fragmentation of cityscapes caused by social constructs, urban development, traffic, lights and movement. Three looped video projections depict time-lapsed motion and light from various vantage points of city grids and traffic. Working with musician Sergej Tolksdorf, Böttger’s video installation includes footage of actors emerging as a work team, observing busy highway arteries. But their movements are edited so they appear sporadic, contrapunctual to the rythm and flow of light from the streets. Josephin Böttger presented Trapez at New Forms Festival. The video documents the construction work that occurs at a building site; time and reality is distorted by time lapses and drawn elements that blend into the footage. The video examines construction and demolition, both key components of urban development.
By Josephin Böttger, Sergej Tolksdorf
- September 15, 1985 to September 18, 1985
"...Suicide and the contemplation of death. Don't think of it as being dead, a cessation of life. It is not a contemplation of being anything. The mind wanders over people once known, perhaps loved. What they will do when the news of your death reaches them. Take this one step further..." - M.F. Perrin. An Ebbing of Curiosity is an original script developed for the stage by The Working Theatre under the direction of Nicola Perrin. The text has been derived mostly from the correspondence and writing of Margaret Stratton and Michael F. Perrin.
By The Working Theatre
- Curated by Nicola Perrin
- May 25, 2000
A literary and philosophical stroll through the labyrinthine aisles of Walmart, throughout which Faust, now a Walmart CEO, weighs and ponders the value of his soul. His task today is to oversee the new arrival of genetically modified homunuli and to make sure they are not overpriced. True to his character he reviews important company items such as evil, the perverse imagination, online wagers, corporate expansion and the need for greed. His eternal sidekick Mephisto, provides useful information on diabolical investment schemes and shoplifting. While Faust and Mephisto argue about the merits of Nietzche, on the occasion of the centennial of his death, a mischievous homunculus makes a run for it.
By Bernard Schultze