These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the last six months. Not all of the videos are necessarily new, as older works are sometimes brought into distribution.
Rituels Queer created by the collaborative team of Richard E. Bump and Ryan Conrad was filmed over the course of four sessions during 2009 and 2010. The intergenerational team chronicled one couples evolving relationship through various grooming, sexual and boyhood rituals (shaving, bathing, building a fort, etc.) This… ⊕
2021, 08:23 minutes
Thirza Cuthand and her mother Ruth Cuthand have a candid conversation about Thirza’s last hospitalization for Bipolar Disorder in 2007. While Thirza only knew her manic episode from the inside, Ruth had to deal with caregiving decisions and trying to find help. While they reminisce they also have to reckon with the… ⊕
2020, 05:00 minutes, colour
I’ve been raised with stories of the medicine men in my family. A bundle that was used successfully to heal people. Stories of bear spirits that took care of us. I don’t know about my Scottish side as much, but I did know some of the last names of my ancestors over there. The Sinclairs and the Forsyths. I fell down… ⊕
2020, 07:22 minutes, colour
A collaborative experimental documentary that weaves Indigenous stories of spiritual, cultural, and political resurgence on Vancouver Island. While reflecting on and sharing stories about family, my mentors and I collaborated to produce a film with a powerful counter-narrative that asserts Indigenous sovereignty and restitution.
2021, 05:00 minutes
This is a remount of a classic experimental video by artist Lisa Steele called Birthday Suit - with scars and defects (1974). It's not the first and might not be the last remake, but it's a 5-minute video that explores most of my scars, and it brings my own personal agenda to the game. I made it with the help of community and… ⊕