Programmed by Amy Kazymerchyk and Michael Lithgow

Decadent Resistance takes its name from an essay written by Michael Lithgow for Alex Mackenzie and Oliver Hockenhull’s publication DAMP: Contemporary Vancouver Media Arts. In his essay Michael explores a dynamic between aesthetics and activism evidenced in West Coast video practice, a tension that defines to some extent one of the compelling qualities of West Coast video art over the past four decades and why it has attracted national and international attention. Decadent Resistance is community-curated media art program that invites programmers and directors of historical and contemporary media arts centres, organizations, and projects to submit video works that exemplify a perspective- an approach- an aesthetic- a position that touches on the tension between aesthetics and politics. Video artwork will be introduced and contextualized by their curator. A panel discussion between all representative will follow the screening. 

Introduction to SVES by Crista Dahl

Metro Media Introduction. 1973, 4mins, VHS, SVES.
Miles Mogulescu and the American Indian Movement, Why Wounded Knee?. 1974, 28mins (9min excerpt), Beta SP, USA, SVES.
Andy Harvey, Uranium Question. 1978, 45:00 (5min excerpt), Beta SP, SVES.
 
Introduction to Metro Media and Isis Women in Film by Moira Simpson
 
Moira Simpson and Elizabeth Walker, Can you hear me?. 1976, 1min, 16mm/BetaSP, Just a Minute Series NFB.
Moira Simpson, Elizabeth Walker, Emigrante. 1979, 13mins (7.5min excerpt), 16mm and VHS.
 
Introduction to Stan Douglas Television Spots and VIVO Media Arts by Crista Dahl
 
Stan Douglas, Television Spot 1. 1988, 30sec, VHS.
Paul Wong, Jeanette Reinhardt, Gina Daniels, Gary Bourgeoise, Confused Sexual Views (Compilation Edit). 1984, 29mins (8min excerpt), VHS, Video Out.
Stan Douglas, Television Spot 2. 1988, 30sec, VHS.
Lorna Boschman & Persimmon Blackridge, Doing Time. 1991, 26mins (4:30min excerpt), VHS, Video Out.
Stan Douglas, Television Spot 3. 1988, 30sec, VHS.
 
Introduction to Working TV, ICTV, and Fearless City TV by Sid Chow Tan
 
Episode 37 “Searching for Gordon”. March 07 1996, 1 hour TV Spot (4.5min excerpt), DV, Working TV.
EarthSeen: Trouble Makers??. Producer: Sid Chow Tan, 2000, 4:20mins, DV, ICTV.
Our Story: Chinese Head Tax Mash Up. Producer: Sid Chow Tan, 2008, 4:33mins, DV, ICTC.
 
Introduction to AMES and CITIZENShift by Moira Simpson
 
James Diamond, Man From Venus. 1999, 3:40mins, Super 8/VHS, AMES.
Aaron Chan and Lulu Gurney, Leaving My Mark. 2008, 5mins, Web Source, CITIZENShift/ Youth Co. Aids Society.
Moira Simpson and Carmen Pollard, With Love and Grief, 2005, 4:09mins, Web Source, CITIZENShift.
 
Introduction to desmedia by Ali Lohan
 
desmedia collective, desmedia 2. 2003, 57mins (8min excerpt), DV. 
 
Introduction to Projections by Justine Goulet and Alanna Maclennan
 
Projections Team, Wish List, 2005, 5:12mins, DVD.
 
Image: Moira Simpson and Elizabeth Walker travelling around with a video portapack in their little red wagon. Image from Michael Goldberg's - of Video Inn - Accessible Portapack guide. 1976
15
Dec
2008

Cartune Xprez: 2008 AMRCAN FALL tour

Monday, December 15, 2008 - 7:30 pm

Programmed by Hooliganship: Peter Burr and Christopher Doulgeris (in Person)

The multimedia dance duo Hooliganship (Peter Burr and Christopher Doulgeris) have been touring the United States since September presenting the freshest incarnation of “Cartune Xprez”, a program of short animated videos that celebrates the wilderness of imagination through motion pictures.  Takeshi Murata, Adrian Freeman, Blu, Bruce Bickford, Martha Colburn, Paper Rad, Shana Moulton, Timo Katz, Emanuele Bortoluzi, Eric Dyer, Jeff Kricshun, E*Rock, Mumbleboy, Corey Lunn, Ola Vasiljeva, Jim Trainor, Josh Mannis, Lief Hall, Taras Hrabowsky, Shayne Ehman, and Seth Scriver! Alongside this cartoon theater Hooliganship will be performing their most recent piece entitled “Realer” in which audiences strap on a pair of 3D glasses to bear witness to a televised parade gone awry. Come down and party with the cartoon spirits. www.cartunexprez.com

Vancouver Program:  Adventure Land Fun Baaloon by Crystalbeard; Untitled (Pink Dot) by Takeshi Murata; Shame Fellow by Adrian Freeman; Muto by Blu; The Comic that Frenches your Mind by Bruce Bickford; Michael Jackson Teaches Birds to Sing by Ola Vasiljeva; Booty by Paper Rad; Heads Fall Silently by Emanuelle Kabu; Alien Ice Miami by Philippe Blanchard; Sing Song by Jeff Kricshun; Asphalt Watches by Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver.

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