ANALOGUE: Pioneering Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1968-1988)
Nov 02, 2007 - Nov 03, 2007

Friday, November 2nd & Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Join curators Peggy Gale (Canada), Chris Meigh-Andrews and Cate Elwes (UK) and Lukasz Ronduda (Poland) for a series of lively screenings, installations, forums and discussions as this tripartite event seeks to illuminate the little-known early histories of artists’ video.  Linking the work of artists in the UK, Canada and Poland, these exciting and diverse programs are intended to broaden an understanding of how, in the course of 30 years, a versatile and politically charged medium made the transition from the margins to the mainstream of contemporary art practice.

To date, Analogue has screened in 3 other venues in the UK (TATE Britain, FACT Liverpool and Norwich Art Gallery) and at Anthology Film Archives in New York.  This fall, it travels to Canada for a 2 day video feast at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), a natural venue for this crucial series of presentations given MOCCA’s recent engagements with media pioneers such as Vito Acconci, Michael Snow and Carolee Schneemann.

Here is a schedule of Analogue events:

Friday, November 2, 1-4pm
SCREENING: Polish programme and Q & A with curator and/or artists

Friday, November 2, 7-10pm
SCREENING: UK and Canadian Programmes #1

Saturday, November 3, 10am-1pm
SCREENING: UK and Canadian Programmes #2

Saturday, November 3, 2-3pm
Panel discussion with curators Peggy Gale (Canada), Chris Meigh-Andrews (UK) and Lukasz Ronduda (Poland)

Saturday, November 3, 3-5pm
Panel discussion with artists, moderated by Peggy Gale

All MOCCA programs and activities are supported by Toronto Culture, the Ontario Arts Council, BMO Financial Group, individual memberships and private donations.