Programmed by Constantine Katsiris
With works by Julia Staudach & Peter Kutin, Joda Clement & Jubal Brown, Leyla Majeri & Katherine Kline, Gary James Joynes, and Carrie Gates & Jon Vaughn
Image: Still from Zodiacal Light by Leyla Majeri & Katherine Kline (2012)
For the September edition of Video Bar, local artist Constantine Katsiris has assembled a special playlist of videos by media artists from across Canada, as well as two guests from Austria. As director of both the PANOSPRIA label and QUIET CITY concert series, Constantine has selected video works by artists active in the fields of electroacoustic, noise, and experimental music, making his programme as much for the ear as for the eye.
[9pm — Part 1]
Leyla Majeri & Katherine Kline – Zodiacal Light [8:54] (Montreal)
Julia Staudach & Peter Kutin – Storb [8:40] (Vienna)
Gary James Joynes – Wavedrifting No.1 [6:47] (Edmonton)
Carrie Gates & Jon Vaughn – Dirty Two Minutes With You [2:09] (Saskatoon)
[10pm — Part 2]
Joda Clement & Jubal Brown – The Narrows [35:15] (Toronto)
VIVO is located in the homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples in a warehouse space at 2625 Kaslo Street south of East Broadway at the end of E 10th. Transit line 9 stops at Kaslo Street on Broadway. From the bus stop, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight decline. The closest skytrain station is Renfrew Station, which is three blocks south-east of VIVO and has an elevator. From there, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight incline. There is parking available at VIVO, including wheelchair access parking. There is a bike rack at the entrance. The front entrance leads indoors to a set of 7 stairs to the lobby.
A wheelchair ramp is located at the west side of the main entrance. The ramp has two runs: the first run is 20 feet long, and the second run is 26 feet. The ramp is 60 inches wide. The slope is 1:12. The ramp itself is concrete and has handrails on both sides. There is an outward swinging door (34 inch width) at the top of the ramp leading to a vestibule. A second outward swinging door (33 inch width) opens into the exhibition space. Buzzers and intercoms are located at both doors to notify staff during regular office hours or events to unlock the doors. Once unlocked, visitors can use automatic operators to open the doors.
There are two all-gender washrooms. One has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The other is a single room with a urinal and is wheelchair accessible: the door is 33 inches wide and inward swinging, without automation. The toilet has 11 inch clearance on the left side and a handrail.
To reach the bathrooms from the studio, exit through the double doors and proceed straight through the lobby and down the hall . Turn left, and the two bathrooms will be on your right side. The closest one has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The far bathroom is accessible.
Constantine has been active in exploring the electronic arts since the mid-1990s as an artist, curator, designer, and producer. Over a period of more than twenty years he has been integral in organizing countless events for experimental, improvised, and electronic music both locally and abroad. These events have featured performances by artists from across Canada as well as international artists from all over the globe. This experience has lead him to be involved with programming showcases for world-renowned festivals and booking tours for artists on Panospria, his own sub-label of No Type Records based in Montréal.