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)
2022, 03:48 minutes, Colour
Balustrade (2022) is a myth-creation investigation of the fracturing of a friendship.
2021, 04:31 minutes, colour
Dancing and performing activities behind closed doors carry particular resonances for queer boys.
2022, 10:17 minutes, colour
Gestures of anticipation glide across a retrofuturist scenography featuring a pastiche of brutalist and Bauhaus architecture, and other found imagery. Bright Future is the product of the artist’s choreographic research, surveying scientific-fictions inhabiting her body. These ritualistic scores are choreographed out of a… ⊕
2019, 19:17 minutes, colour
But You’re Not Black opens during Toronto’s Caribana, which Danielle Ayow has attended for most of her life. The festival represents her parents’ Trinidadian culture, but Danielle is also Chinese and visibly so. She struggles with how people see her background, and how she should see herself.Danielle’s… ⊕
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… ⊕