VIDEOGRAPHICS EVENT – Big Dots Bold Lines
SEP 13 – OCT 24 / GALLERY HOURS: 11AM-5:30PM
OPENING THURS SEP 12 / 7-11PM
Videographics is a major video installation and exhibition of 200 posters curated by Paul Wong. For VIVO’s 40th anniversary Wong has delved deeply into the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive to present a privileged glimpse into the extraordinary collection of graphics that touch on every era of VIVO’s history from 1970 to the present.
BIG DOTS, BOLD LINES – VIDEOGRAPHICS EVENT
FRI OCT 11 / 8-11PM
The BIG DOTS, BOLD LINES event will be a celebration of multimedia art forms including video screenings, silkscreen printing, and a thermal paper frame grab photobooth.
For this occasion Wong has created a special print that encapsulates the hybridization between technologies by combining both digital and traditional silkscreen technologies.
A work inspired by early video feedback graphics, Feedback Vortex (13″X19″) will be printed in a limited signed edition of 40 and available for purchase for $60. All proceeds will go towards preservation of the posters collection. Screen printmaker Meagan Lenover will be applying the final hot pink layer as part of this ‘live event.’ Paul Wong will be signing the prints.
We will screen two early Video Inn productions. Holy Joe (1987, 10 mins.) is a video work by Joe Sarahan, an active staff member from 1983 to the late 1990’s who was responsible for the majority of the graphic design, branding and posters during that period.
We will also feature Either/Or In Chinatown (1984, 37 mins.) by the important and influential Hungarian media artist Gabor Body, a significant production created as part of a residency by a frequent visitor to Vancouver. This will be a unique opportunity to view two significant video art works, re-digitized for the event.
For an extra bit of fun we have discovered in the equipment archive/graveyard an ancient thermal printing machine that allows frame grabs from a video source. This will be set up as a photobooth in the front room for your enjoyment and to help record what promises to be an exciting Friday night.
To reserve a signed copy of Feedback Vortex by Paul Wong:
Paul Wong, 2013
Produced by VIVO Media Arts
Digital + Silkscreen Print
13 x 19 inch
Limited Edition of 40
Screen Printing by Meagan Lenover
Digital Printing by East Van Graphics
* Charitable Tax Receipt issued
* Pick up your copy at VIVO on Oct 11 during the event or tue-sat (11am-6pm) following the event