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VIDEODROME | Audio/Visual Overdose + Video Battle
the moccamigos present: K-TOWN
TORONTO, Ontario, June 3, 2013 – The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is pleased to present two off-the-charts events: on Friday, June 7, VIDEODROME, organized by Jubal Brown in co-operation with Sean Marven, Emad Dabiri, and Martin Czechowski, and on Saturday, June 8,
K-Town, a karaoke extravaganza hosted by the moccamigos.
Toronto’s foremost A/V event since 2004, VIDEODROME, is a one-night event that blurs the boundaries between dance party and media art, an epic night of sampling, remix and A/V culture that defies classification. This year’s edition features installations by Roxanne Luchak, Hopkins Duffield, Mandelbrut, and MC NTSC, and performances by SINS, Sarin, Augart, Ouananiche, Nwodtlem, Skeeter, and Jubal Brown. The event will take place at MOCCA on Friday, June 7. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.
VIDEODROME is a 5-hour dose of sound and vision spanning the genres of breakcore and electro, relational aesthetics and installation, experimental video and cut-up. 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.
The Video Battle is a contest of short works that compete for cash and prizes. Videos are judged by a panel of experts based on criteria of intensity, excitement and audio/visual link. Video battle performers include: Daeve Fellows, Crazy Gnome, Pete Ohearn, bossFYTE, Istvan Kantor, Contort, Bad Credit, Talixzen, Video Samurai, David Matton, Dr. Neptune, Smearballs, and Kurkop.
VIDEODROME evolves out of the Cronenberg concept of high intensity sex and death video signal used to bio-electrically mutate viewers, this VIDEODROME will transform the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art into an eye-popping, raving chaos of audio-visual media excess.
K-Town is a unique event that blurs the lines between performance art and partying. MOCCA’s main exhibition space will be transformed into a private karaoke lounge, but fret not, you will be surrounded by art. K-TOWN curators Meera Margaret Singh and Luke Painter have commissioned artists to create unique videos inspired by their favourite karaoke jams. Guests are invited to serenade the crowd with their favorite karaoke numbers, while simultaneously interacting with the video works being projected on the walls behind them. The event will take place at MOCCA on Saturday, June 8 from 8pm-12am. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at mocca.ca/k-town or at the door. Proceeds raised will go towards supporting the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.
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The moccamigos are a motley crew of young art lovers who have banded together to support and enjoy MOCCA. Our duty is to serve brainfood (and sometimes real, delicious food) at distinct events that complement MOCCA’s dynamic roster of programs.
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The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art was founded from the former Art Gallery of North York in 1999, with the mandate to exhibit, research, collect, and promote innovative art by Canadian and non-Canadian artists whose works engage and reflect the relevant stories of our times. In 2005, MOCCA relocated to the West Queen West Art + Design District in downtown Toronto, in the heart of one of North America’s most dynamic arts communities and functions effectively as a nucleus of energies for cultural production and exchange. Since 2006, MOCCA draws 40,000 visitors annually.
All programs and activities of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art are supported by Toronto Culture, the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, BMO Financial Group, Cisco Canada, individual memberships and private donations.
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