Artist

Tasman Richardson

Tasman Richardson began his practice in 1996 by pioneering his audio/visual cut up method known as jawa. He went on to revise the technique from a strictly studio-based edit to live midi triggered performance and has since taught workshops on scavenging and structuring content with the technique.
He co-founded the 
FAMEFAME media arts collective in 2002 and launched the international a/v tournament Videodrome with his FAMEFAME cohorts Jubal Brown, Elenore Chesnutt, and Josh Avery.
His work expanded to include installation in 2012 with the exhibition of his six room, 2000 square foot construction of Necropolis, first housed in Toronto's Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. He then produced the bookend of his critique of self reflection and mediated gaze with his installation Kali Yuga, first housed at Arsenal Contemporary in Montreal.
He has collaborated, exhibited, and performed internationally for over two decades.
His themes to date have been a critical response to recordings which he dubbed "contemporary necromancy", social media as a "voluntary surveillance state", video as "a soul without a body", and imperfect mediated reflections.

Videography

Wish you were here

2022, 04:07 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Twenty-one Improvised Extinctions

2020, 01:20 minutes, colour, no dialogue

A Line Has Two Sides

2020, 18:00 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Darkness Is to Space As Silence Is to Sound

2018, 16:00 minutes, colour, no dialogue

Timelords

2015, 11:19 minutes, colour, English

Memorial

2012, 02:10 minutes, colour, English

Temple

2012, 12:58 minutes

Firing Squad

2011, 17:00 minutes

Paradise Disko

2010, 05:15 minutes, B&W

Omega Generation

2010, 04:25 minutes, colour, English

The Life of Death

2010, 05:38 minutes, colour, English

The Vision, the Voice, and the Void

2009, 03:00 minutes, B&W

Weird War Tales (re-edited condensed version)

2007, 09:11 minutes, colour, English

Pirates of Breakcore Island

2007, 20:23 minutes, colour, English

Modern Problems

2007, 11:48 minutes, colour, English

The Game

2007, 03:52 minutes, colour, English

In The Eye

2006, 02:39 minutes, colour, English

Shadowplay

2006, 17:05 minutes, colour/B&W, English

I Stole The Soul of Rock n Roll

2005, 06:28 minutes, colour, English

Fantasycore

2005, 03:46 minutes, colour, English

Eyecandy

2005, 03:56 minutes, colour, English

THE BASEMENT BOY HARDCORE SERIES: Goin' Back to Kali

2004, 04:00 minutes, Colour, English

THE BASEMENT BOY HARDCORE SERIES: Delete Yourself

2004, 01:00 minutes, Colour, English

THE BASEMENT BOY HARDCORE SERIES: Destro My Tokyo

2004, 05:22 minutes, colour, English

THE BASEMENT BOY HARDCORE SERIES: Blackest Sabbath

2003, 06:00 minutes, colour & B/W, English

The Adversary

2002, 01:30 minutes

Mercury

2002, 02:50 minutes, colour, English

THE BASEMENT BOY HARDCORE SERIES: Vader Lives

2002, 03:00 minutes, B & W, English

Leibensraum

2001, 03:00 minutes, colour

Apollo Shrapnel: Part 4

2001, 02:14 minutes, colour

Apollo Shrapnel: Part 3

2001, 05:01 minutes, colour

Apollo Shrapnel: Part 1

2001, 04:33 minutes, colour

Mother May I Sleep with Danger?

2001, 01:03 minutes

Architecture of Doom

2001, 01:40 minutes

Restless < Wrath

2000, 05:06 minutes, colour

ATARI 2600 REMIXES

2000, 17:45 minutes, colour

Collapse

1999, 01:22 minutes, colour

Happy Lucky Fun

1997, 00:40 minutes, colour/B&W

Pummel

1997, 01:00 minutes, colour/B&W

Restructuring AB

1997, 01:54 minutes, colour/B&W

Wonton

1996, 01:00 minutes, colour/B&W

Critical Writing

what makes a music video: the video or the music?
by Leah Sandals. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2009.
Made You Look: While feast of moving imagery is many things, it's...
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 3, 2008.
Images Festival: Live Images Programme
by tiffreviews. TIFFReviews, Mar. 16, 2008.
At the Galleries
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Dec. 1, 2007.
Foreword: VS Program
by Jon Davies. VS (Event Program), Dec. 2004.
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: (Vs. Program)
by Scott SØrli. VS (Event Program), Dec. 2004.
ExperiMental
by Daniel Cockburn. Point of View, 2004, no. 54.
VS: 640 480 - original programme
by Jon Davies et al. VS, Dec. 2004.
EXHIBITION REVIEW: UK/Canadian Video Exchange 2003
by Diana Baldon. Matters, Apr. 10 Summer, 2003, no. 17.
Video Primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs
by Michelle Jacques. Video Primer, 2001. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2001.
Northern Exposure
by Catherine Elwes. Art Monthly, June 1998, no. 217.
Northern Exposure
Born Under Surveillance, 1998. Vancouver: Video in Studio, 1998.