VIDEODROME: Audio/Visual Overdose

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Past Exhibitions

June 8, 2012

Main Space Event

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 break-core, 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.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) is a series of one-night-exhibitions hosting artists and their projectors initiated by Rafael Rozendaal

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

VIDEODROME is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and organized by Jubal Brown in co-operation with dropFRAME Video and Apocalypse Tomorrow.

Opening Reception

Friday June 8, 7 – 1 am