Learning From the Local: Curatorial Incubator Program, Screening & Reception at Vtape

Michael Achtman, Cool, (1996)

Vtape and NAC present:

The Curatorial Incubator, v.18: Learning From the Local


In person Vtape screening and reception:
January 28, 2023, 11am – 7pm (doors open 10:30am)
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space
4th Floor, 401 Richmond St. West
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

On site at NAC: Jan. 25 – Feb. 11, 2023, Wednesday – Friday, 12-5. Saturday 12-4pm.

This year, Vtape has invited the Niagara Arts Centre (NAC) to join us for a joint Curatorial Incubator. We each sought applications to participate in a curatorial research project that will examine the idea of Toronto-ness (Vtape) and Niagara-ness (NAC) and come up with a program of titles to screen in response. Vtape selected two participants and NAC selected one.

Vtape presents an all-day, in-person screening of the three programs on Saturday January 28, 2023, 11am – 5pm, followed by a reception 5 – 7pm. The three programs will then be available on Vtape’s website, Jan. 28 – Feb. 4, 2023.

Vtape requests for our in-person event, that attendees wear a face mask to protect themselves and other members of the audience. Masks will be available on-site. During the reception food and drink will be served in The Commons where guests may remove masks when drinking and eating.

Event Schedule

11:00am – Program #1: Cruising Circuits and other Slippery Landscapes: Queer(ing) Resistance in Toronto Video Art
Curated by Marvin Veloso

Program runtime approximately 90 minutes
1. Kent Monkman, Future Nation, 2005, 16:27
2. soJin chun and Alexandra Gelis, Cooling Reactors, 2011, 2:01
3. Juana Awad and Jorge Lozano, In DEEp Skin, 2004, 6:51
4. Richard Fung and Tim McCaskell, School Fag, 1998, 16:35

Followed by a 48 minute pre-recorded Zoom conversation between the curator
and several of the artists in his program.

12:30pm – Break for lunch in The Commons

1:30pm – Program #2: Across the Escarpment
Curated by Connor Wilkes

Program runtime approximately 90 minutes
1. Richard Kerr, Hawkesville to Wallenstein, 1976, 6:00
2. Phillip Hoffman, On the Pond, 1978, 9:40
3. Richard Kerr, Canal, 1982, 22:00
4. Rick Hancox, Waterworx (A Clear Day No Memories), 1982, 5:35
5. Richard Kerr, Plein Air Etude, 1991, 5:35

Followed by a 41 minute pre-recorded Zoom conversation between the curator
and the artists in his program.

3:00pm – Break

3:30pm – Program #3: What Do You Mean You Don’t Love Me? Or, How to Stop Worrying and Get In the Tub
Curated by Delilah Rosier

Program runtime approximately 80 minutes
1. Michael Achtman, Cool, 1996, 9:39
2. Yudi Sewraj, Apartment Theory, 2001, 6:30
3. Blake Williams, Ladybug Video, 2009, 1:50
4. Lesley Loksi Chan, Traveling To Tuesday, 2007, 23:13
5. Rachel Echenberg, Conversation with my Adult Daughter, 2020, 3:00

Followed by a 35 minute pre-recorded Zoom conversation between the curator
and the artists in her program.

Light refreshments will be available.


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