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)
Featuring handmade costumes, masks and analogue overhead projection animations, The Trampled Devil presents a metamorphizing multiplicity of selves to reimagine the absent wooden body of the Archangel. Dizzying character transitions and a super-dynamic soundtrack pull the viewer into a tender, ecstatic and harrowing ritual,… ⊕
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.
2019, 31:39 minutes, Colour
DBtH! is a silent looping video projection intended for screening on public surfaces in gay neighbourhoods across Canada. It beckons viewers with sensuous displays of queer public affection paired with scrolling text that both provokes and informs. This site-specific work claims public space for queer intimacy and political… ⊕
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… ⊕