Vtape produces a number of publications each year to accompany our artistic programming. These publications include essays that highlight Canadian and international video works and provide a more complex interpretation of video art in a contemporary critical discourse.

Publications flipping

Newly commissioned writing by emerging voices as well as senior critical contributors from both the academic and the cultural milieu deepen our appreciation of video art production and practice in beautifully designed small publications:

Curatorial Incubator

C.I. v.18 Learning From the Local (2022)
C.I. v.17 On The Other Side – It’s Heaven (2021)
C.I. v.16 Living in Hope (2020)
C.I. v.15 What the F**k?! Video in the Age of Sublime Uncertainty (2018)
C.I. v.14 All Is Well on the Border (2017)
C.I. v.13 The Job of Life (2016)
CI v.12 A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Brat (2015)
CI v.11 Stop with the Performance Already! (2014)
CI v.10 Splintering Time, Fragmenting Space: Jorge Lozano (2013)
CI v.9 The Rest is Real: Aleesa Cohene (2012)
CI v.8 Suspicious Futures: Susan Britton (2011)
CI v.7 Frak Facebook: Celebrating the Anti-Social (2010)
CI v.6 The Dark Arts: Magic + Intuition (2009)
CI v.5 What’s Up Doc?: Video and Animation (2008)
CI v.4 That 80s Show (2007)
CI v.3 First Nations Curatorial Incubator (2005)
CI v.2 Curatorial Incubator Round II (2005)
CI v.1 Curatorial Incubator (2002)

Programming-Related Essays

Exiled at Home, by Amin Alsaden (2022)
“Auto” Theory, by Lauren Gabrielle Fournier (2022)
Empty History: Adam Barbu & John Paul Ricco in conversation (2021)
Glitch and Figure, by Yaniya Lee (2020)
Empty History, by Adam Barbu (2019)
Sincerely, Warmly, by Daniella Sanader (2019)
Writing About Hearing Video, by Lewis Kaye (2019)
Autotheory, by Lauren Fournier (2018)
Two Platitudes for Doug Ischar, by Sholem Krishtalka (2013)
From Me to You: A Video Mixtape, by Blair Fornwald (2012)
MZINKOJIGE WAABANG (To Carve Tomorrow) (2011)
Mid-Life Shelf-Life, by R.M. Vaughan (2010)
Video Ground Zero (2002)

imagineNATIVE Festival Collaborations

Dreaming with Dana Claxton & Winston Xin
Theo Cuthand: Medicine and Magic (2020)
Dawsoma: Making Meaning (2019)
Of the Moment In the Moment (2014)
Aboriginal Digital Access Project (2012)

Aboriginal Screen Culture: Celebrating 10 years of imagineNATIVE (2009)
Culture Shock (2008)
The Double Entendre of Re-Enactment (2007)
3 Women Curators (2002)

Vtape Fellowship Award Essays 2012-2013

Geoffrey Pugen’s Sahara Sahara: Auto-Destructive Art, by Fraser McCallum
Twisting Conventions: A Feminist Indigenous Perspective on the Horror Genre, by Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vtape Fellowship Award Essays 2011-2012

Wendell Bruno: Sounds from the Black, by Ebony Haynes
Rodney Werden: Ordinary Queerness, by Alvis Choi
The Sight of Music: The Jawa Videos of Jubal Brown and Tasman Richardson, by Ulysses Castellanos

Vtape Fellowship Award Essays 2010-2011

Luis Jacob: Towards a Theory…, by Henrjeta Mece
James Diamond: Stepping Between Projections, by Ananya Ohri
Lisa Steele: The Conceptual Anthropology of Narrative Works, 1976-1982, by Joshua Thorson

Tranz<–>Tech Catalogues (1999, 2001, 2003)

Tranz<–>Tech 2003 catalogue
Tranz<–>Tech 2001 catalogue
Tranz<–>Tech 1999 catalogue