Friday June 8th, 2012, 7pm—1am
$10 door (Pay-what-you-can until 9pm)
“The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena, the VIDEODROME”
– Brian Oblivion, 1983
Toronto’s foremost A/V event since 2004, VIDEODROME, is a one-night cultural event that blurs the boundaries between dance party and media art, an epic night of sampling, remix and A/V culture that defies classification. Spanning the genres of breakcore, techno, relational aesthetics, experimental video, underground dance music, mash-up, cut-up, montage, etc.
A/V is audio-visual. Music and video, media composition at once music AND video: visualmusic. Clips are cut together to create a synesthetic experience, where picture matches sound cut for cut, beat for beat, a semi-Gesamtkunstwerk (“total work of art”) for the youtube generation. While this style of media work is prominent genre in Europe, here in Toronto this is a rare experience.
VIDEODROME evolves out of the Cronenberg concept of high intensity sex and death video signal used to bio-electrically mutate viewers, this VIDEODROME morphs the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art into a rave in the eye inside a TV screen.
“bridging the gaps between the sofa, the club, and the gallery.” – dropFRAME Video, 2012
Performances by: Augart / Ouananiche / Nwodtlem / Smearballs / Jubal Brown / Infinity Dose vs. Huren
Screenings by: Crazy Gnome / Ocusonic / lttlbrd / Contort and Hip.p / TalixZen / Fuctaculon / Video Samurai / Kyle Duffield & Daniele Hopkins / bossFYTE / dAeve Fellows / Istvan Kantor
Installations by: The Whore Church / Kyle Duffield / Marisa Hoicka / VJ Jerrem Lynch
BYOB: Bring Your Own Beamer featuring works by: / Jeremy Bailey & Natasha Bailey / Philippe Blanchard / Ben Bruneau / Josh Cleminson / Tara Downs / Mark Dudiak / Leanne Eisen / Mike Goldby / David Hanes / Jason Harvey / Lili Huston-Herterich / Jillian Kay Ross & Brianna Lowe / Mrghosty / Tibi Tibi Neuspiel / Evan Paschke & Dylan K. H. Thomas / Mark Pellegrino / Aamna Muzaffar / Peter Rahul / Alex Snukal / Kaitlin Till-Landry & Sybil / Brad Tinmouth
BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) is a series of one-night-exhibitions hosting artists and their projectors initiated by Rafael Rozendaal
VIDEODROME is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and organized by Jubal Brown in co-operation with dropFRAME Video and Apocalypse Tomorrow.