Remembering and Evolving Through Video Art
June 9, 2020
From the comfort of your home, Artexte invites you to explore the practices of artists, researchers, and cultural workers in the contemporary art milieu in Quebec and Canada through texts, publications and media dealing with a range of themes and perspectives developed by the Artexte staff and inspired by the interests of our community. Through our collection, events and blog articles, which include audio-visual capsules of lectures, audio interviews and writings, we invite you to explore Artexte’s various digital platforms and online resources.
As part of the fourth edition of Artexte at Home and following our latest gallery exhibition, Magnetic Sequences, we invite you to explore Canadian video art from its emergence to the present day through the words of pioneer and emerging artists who raise new reflections on the current stakes posed by the archiving of this medium. On the occasion, we invite you to read an interview our librarian Jessica Hébert’s conducted with video artist and archivist Beck Gilmer-Osborne and to browse through our many resources on this subject.
New on Artexte’s Blog :
Interview with Beck Gilmer-Osborne
Part 1: Looking at Archival Practices and the Work of Trans and 2Spirit Moving Image Artists.
Part 2: A Thousand Cuts and censorship
In this two-part interview, transmedia artist and archivist Beck Gilmer-Osborne spoke with our librarian Jessica Hébert about their artistic practice and the importance of reflecting on issues surrounding archiving and access when considering the work of trans and 2Sprit artists. Part one looks at the work of trans and 2Spirit moving image artists and examines best archival practices for preserving the memory and integrity of their artworks. In part two, Beck discusses their video work A Thousand Cuts, which illustrates the misrepresentation of transgender people in film and television when played by cisgender actors. Beck shares their experience dealing with the censorship of this piece at the Calgary-based arts organization Arts Commons in 2018.
Explore the history of the emergence of video art in Quebec :
La vidéo au Québec : 1970-1979, a bibliography by Karine Boulanger, curator at Vidéographe and curator of the exhibition Magnetic Sequences exhibition, recently presented at Artexte in partnership with Vidéographe.
[In french only]
To discover various works of video art :
Vtape presents : an on-line screening series selected by Yaniya Lee: fractured horizon – a view from the body
Yaniya Lee “program engages works from across three decades and creates an intergenerational dialogue and reflection amongst Black and Indigenous artists.” This screening series is the result of her 2019-2020 Vtape residency.
Lee is also currently a resident at Artexte.
Discover these suggestions from our librarians to learn more about projects related to video art.
e-artexte ressources :
Digital documents :
- Bergholtz, Frédérique and Gibb, Susan. Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa : Requiem for Mirrors and Tigers. Vancouver, BC: Grunt Gallery, 2018. [EN]
- Boskovic, Boshko and La Fabrique d’expositions. Vidéozones. Montréal, Qc: Galerie de l’UQAM. [FR/EN]
- Boyadjian, Mirna and Lavoie, Vincent and Seboussi, Nadia. Hidad. London, England: Black Dog Publishing; Montréal, Qc: Dazibao, 2016. [FR/EN]
- Hogan, Mél and Inkster, Dana and Juhasz, Alexandra and Nair, Yasmin and Anderson, Jane and Murray, Laura J. and Dalpé, Pierre and Bankrupt, Bernie and Little, Nicholas and McLeod, Dayna and Lim, Elisha. “nomorepotlucks.” nomorepotlucks: 4. juillet – august. (2009). (Article: Getting Messy & Complicated with Dana Inkster p. 6) [EN]
- Jenkner, Ingrid and Hollenberg, Sarah and Hancherow, Stefan. Bridget Moser : Is This Thing On? Halifax, NS: Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 2015. [EN]
- Lee, Yaniya and MacMillan, Erin and Mansour, Nahed and Marshall, Emily. Curatorial Incubator [v.13]. Toronto, Ont.: Vtape, 2016. [EN]
- Moumblow, Monique. Nelson Henricks: 31. VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine. 2009 [FR/EN]
- Myers, Lisa. Of the Moment : In the Moment. Toronto, Ont.: Vtape, 2014. [EN]
- Steele, Lisa and Treleaven, Scott and Willemsen, Paul and Gale, Peggy and Gellman, Dara and Goodwin, Dryden and Henricks, Nelson and Papararo, Jenifer and Peters, Leslie and Reinke, Steve and Rigsby, Jeremy and Woodbury, Greg and Huffman, Bill and Lickers, Cynthia and Bernier, Patrick. Tranz <—> Tech 2001 : The Toronto International Video Art Biennial. Toronto, Ont.: Tranz <—> Tech, 2001. [EN]
- Park, Liz and Boye, Seika. Deanna Bowen : On Trial the Long Doorway. Toronto, Ont.: Mercer Union, 2017 [EN]
- Sepùlveda, Gabriela Aceves. Resort. Sherbrooke, Qc: Galerie d’art Foreman de l’Université Bishop’s, 2017. [FR/EN]
- Thorne, Kika and Steele, Lisa and Tisch, Karen and Peters, Leslie and Kwan, Will and St-Laurent, Stefan and Rigsby, Jeremy and Lickers, Cynthia. Video Ground Zero. Toronto, Ont.: V Tape, 2002. [EN]
- Timmins, Leila. Double Double : Deirdre Logue. Toronto, Ont.: Gallery 44, 2017. [EN]
- Williamson, Margaux. Why Dad MMXI = Pourquoi papa MMXI. Montréal, Qc: Centre des arts actuels Skol, 2013. [FR/EN]
Print resources :
- Ardenne, Paul. Lisa Steele, Kim Tomczak : …Before I Wake. Paris, France: Centre culturel canadien, 2003. [FR/EN]
- Ditta, Su and Hoolboom, Mike and Lamoureux, Johanne and Steele, Lisa and Tomzack, Kim. Lisa Steele, Kim Tomczak : The Blood Records : Written and Annotated. Oakville, Ont.: Oakville Galleries, 1999. [FR/EN]
 Vtape, Vtape presents an on-line screening series selected by Yaniya Lee: fractured horizon – a view from the body, 2020, (https://www.vtape.org/event/fractured-horizon)