Apr 17, 2010 - Apr 17, 2010

Alana Didur/ Ankixa Risk/ Augart/ Bad Credit/ Dave Diaz/ David Matton/ Emad Dabiri/ Istvan Kantor/ Jubal Brown/ Kyle Duffield/ Museum/ Nohista/ Nwodtlem/ Ouananiche/ Pete Ohearn/ RKO/ Skeeter/ Smearballs/ TV Sheriff/ TZII”

8 pm.
Admission: $5.00 at the door

The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena, the Videodrome” — Brian Oblivion, Videodrome (1983)

VIDEODROME is a one-night audio/visual overdose taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art on April 17th 2010. An evening of live audio/video performances and playback by 20 local and international producers of A/V media, works with a strong audio-visual link, visual music.

Visual music is simultaneously video and music made from video edits where picture matches sound, cut for cut, beat for beat, creating a serendipitous sensory unity, a synesthesia with an emphasis on the intensity, a semi-gemastaltkunst for the youtube generation.

The Video Battle is a competition of audio/visual media work, the A/V battle, the VIDEODROME. Developed from the idea of the hip hop DJ battle, artists will throw down fast and hard attempting to out flash each other with selections, cuts and mixes extreme, humorous and dangerous. Underlining the importance of competition as a driving force in the building of a relevant and volatile cultural community, artists compete for prizes and for glory and for the exaltation of the crowd. Winners are determined by a panel of experts and by the cheers and jeers of the audience/dance floor.

VIDEODROME is a collision of video art, mash-up, VJ culture, and experimental electronic music and contemporary club culture, bridging the gaps between the sofa, the club and the art gallery. An audio/visual assault striving for sensory overload in the interest of breaking down boundaries between audience and artist, sight and sound, observation and hallucination, perception and creation.

Come hear angel snares, see devil base kicks, you – are – invited!

Watch highlights of VIDEODROME 2009 here.