Vtape & NAC present The Curatorial Incubator, v.18: Learning From the Local

In-person Vtape screenings & reception:
January 28, 2023, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Doors open 10:30am
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space
4th Floor, 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto M5V 3A8

On-site at Niagara Artists Centre:
January 25 – February 11, 2023
Wednesday – Friday, noon-5:00pm, Saturday, noon-4:00pm.

This year, Vtape has invited the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) to join us for a joint Curatorial Incubator. We each sought applications to participate in a curatorial research project that would 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, 11:00am – 5:00pm, followed by a reception 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The three programs will then be available on Vtape’s website, Jan. 28 – Feb. 4, 2023.

Vtape requests, at 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


Vtape 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 & Alexandra Gelis, Cooling Reactors, 2011, 2:01
3. Juana Awad & Jorge Lozano, In DEEp Skin, 2004, 6:51
4. Richard Fung & Tim McCaskell, School Fag, 1998, 16:35

Followed by a 48-minute prerecorded 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 and No Memories), 1982, 5:35
5. Richard Kerr, Plein Air Etude, 1991, 5:35

Followed by a 41-minute prerecorded 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 prerecorded conversation between the curator
and the artists in her program.


Light refreshments and snacks will be available.

Image credit: Juana Awad & Jorge Lozano, In DEEp Skin (2004)

Co-presented with Niagara Artists Centre