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)
This work was produced through The European Cultural Centre’s performance art workshops. During the summer intensive, I was given the opportunity to respond to Maya Deren’s film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943). While studying the film, I was drawn to the use of doubling and reflection Deren achieved through camera… ⊕
Concrete Shape is a site specific film created and performed by Jesi Jordan at the Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico City.The special effects are hand made using biodegradable materials such as Oaxacan clay, lava rocks, cactus husks, chicken eggs, and water.
A networked planet; an improvised signal; the last swan. Filmed on the northern shores of Lake Ontario, amid the ruined utopic architecture of Ontario Place, Cygnus takes the geodesic-domed Cinesphere (the first permanent installation of IMAX), a sunken lake freighter turned breakwater, and an invasive mute swan as subjects of… ⊕
The second video in a forthcoming feature length “suite” of videos entitled "Singularity". A painterly and multilayered weave through: firefighters, water bombers and the blazing landscape. A non-didactic experimental refraction of the sights and sounds of wildfire.
In Everything is Right Here, I present my metaphorical survival bag, as influenced by an Anishnaabekwe Elder’s words, ”Everything we need is right here! All we have to do is give thanks.” In giving thanks, we acknowledge that there is an interdependence amongst all our relations. I explore this framework of… ⊕