Rupture Probe | Return To Sodom North

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020

A VIVO & Queer Arts Festival Co-Presentation
Online Video Screenings

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Rupture Probe and Return to Sodom North look at the continuity of themes across the two decades that separate the videos in these programs.

Screening One:

RUPTURE PROBE | Queer Inquiries & Remediations | Sat, Jul 18 | 7PM  PDT

Recent queer shorts rupture normative notions of gender, pleasure, and activism. Employing remediation and experimental narrative and forms, artists probe transgender and non-binary experience, new erotic signifiers, and inventive strategies for dissent and celebration.

Framing Agnes (Chase Joynt, 2018, 19min)  

Lesbian Hand Gestures (Carol Short, 2011, 3min)  

Less Lethal Fetishes (Thirza Cuthand, 2019, 10min)

Slumberparty 2018 (Cait McKinny & Hazel Meyer, 2018, 24min)              

Paisa (Dorian Wood, Graham Kolbeins, 2019, 9min)

Screening Two:

RETURN TO SODOM NORTH |Vancouver Queer Video 1993-2000 | Sun, Jul 19 | 7PM  PDT

At Video In and elsewhere in the ‘90s, a new generation of queer artists were expanding the west coast response to ongoing racialized and gendered suppression of queer bodies, expression,and desire. Experimental narrative, appropriation, and remediation marked video storytelling. Characteristics of abbreviation, play, and provocation portent the queer potential of new platforms and emergent counterpublics that would define the new milennium. The sum of this work speaks to the desire for a more equitable future; one executed with rigour, joy, and delicious wickedness.

Boulevard of Broken Sync (Winston Xin, 1996, 3min)

Helpless Maiden Makes an I Statement (Thirza Cuthand, 1999, 6min)

Defiance (Maureen Bradley, 1993, 6:50min)

Surfer Dick (Wayne Yung, 1997, 3:20min)

Unmapping Desire (Sheila James, 1999, 6:42min)

Transmission (Ivan Coyote, 1998, 7min)  

Water Into Fire (Zachery Longboy, 1994, 10min)

View (Shani Mootoo, 2000, 6min)

Search Engine (Wayne Yung, 1999, 4min)

*The title of this program refers to R.E.A.L. Women’s attempt to ban the 1990 Gay Games, warning B.C. would become Sodom North. The moniker was quickly appropriated for the queer publication, Sodomite Invasion, and Video In’s screening, Sodom North Bash Back.

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