Discover what’s new at Vtape! These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the past six months. New acquisitions can include older works that have just recently been brought into distribution. (Image credit: Concrete Shape, by Jesi Jordan, 2023)
2020, 08:41 minutes, colour
"Curiosities. From the Anthropocene" began as a series of colored pencil drawings of "curiosities". I was thinking about the 18th Century phenomenon of the "cabinet of curiosities". Where the privileged colonizer would bring back souvenirs of the Other. Here is a look at curious souvenirs that… ⊕
Aesop Hand Soap, made following the end of a relationship, is about gifts – the giving and receiving of them.
Am I Human? is a post-human exploration of data, artificial intelligence, and surveillance using video and sound. The glitch on screen disrupts communication and represents my questioning about the difficulty in being human in normative cultural standards.
2021, 21:00 minutes
A stop motion project directed by Zacharias Kunuk, featuring Madeline Ivalu, Lucy Tulugarjuk, and Jacky Qrunnut. Music from Beatrice Deer.A young shaman must face her first test—a trip underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill. Facing dark spirits and… ⊕
2022, 16:10 minutes, colour
Autobiology responds to cultural paradigms surrounding illness and identity from the vantage point of someone with a chronic immune disorder. Ross-Millard performs the alphabet in motion, using the by-product as a customised font with which to write an auto-theoretical essay on her experience with medical diagnosis. This piece… ⊕