SCREENING: Keepers for the Old People

A short video by Michael Roderick Keshane.


Thursday, 15 December 2016, 7 PM

Opening remarks by the artist, followed by a Q+A after the video (22 minutes). There will be food to feast on and refreshments will be available.

Keepers For The Old People is a different type of documentary. It follows the artist as he journeys with elders and recalls the teachings from his youth, ...

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EXHIBITION: wnoondwaamin | we hear them

wnoondwaamin | we hear them calls for the occupation of sound waves, exploring the capacity of these energies to access knowledge and memory.

22 October–10 December 2016

Autumn Chacon, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Melissa General and Suzanne Morrissette
curated by Lisa Myers

Trinity Square Video is excited to present wnoondwaamin | we hear them, guest curated by Lisa Myers. Each of the artists in this exhibition bring their voices to the transmission and reception of sound in performance, video and radio installations, revealing the nuanced meanings that sound carries. Through ...

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VITRINE: Examining the Premises

We decided to meet the next day because neither of us could make it this evening. When I woke up the next morning, every building and storefront was drenched in warm sunlight. Each glass pane in every window and the windshields of every car shimmered brilliantly, and as I walked towards the street corner, I felt light-headed and nauseous. —José Mora

José Mora
Examining the Premises

22 October–10 December 2016

Examining the Premises is a text-based installation made up of three components: ...

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Video Fever 2017: Call for Submissions

Trinity Square Video is proud to announce the fifth annual juried student video screening event, Video Fever.

If you are or have been an undergraduate student at a Toronto or surrounding area post-secondary institution (as far out as London and Kingston) in 2016 and you make videos, you qualify. Submissions must be single channel videos under 10 minutes in length and will be selected for screening by the Video Fever jury. Videos will be judged solely according to their artistic merit: ...

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General Call for Submissions 2016

Trinity Square is looking for dynamic media-based artworks that critically engage with their medium, with an interest in works that explore pedagogy, politics, poetry and the body.

Trinity Square Video invites artists and curators to submit proposals for exhibitions, projects or media-based performances for either installation in the gallery or for off-site programming. Our exhibitions are presented for 4–5 weeks. We will also accept proposals by curators for single-night screenings and projects for our vitrine space.

We encourage ...

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EXHIBITION: Critical Ethics

Critical Ethics presentsTrinity Square Video’s 2016 themed commissions, which were produced over a three-month residency at the centre.

17 September–08 October 2016

Yuula Benivolski, naakita feldman-kiss, Ido Govrin, Rachel Lott and jes sachse
with parallel writing projects by Hannah Black and Megan Toye

Selected from an open call for submissions, these artists investigate what media art can offer ethical philosophy and dialogues. These new projects address the idea of critical ethics as a nuanced investigation into relational interactions between individuals, groups, technologies, environments and ideas. They ...

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AMD VR Lab Launches!

Trinity Square Video is excited to announce the support of AMD for artists working with virtual reality.

Trinity Square Video is excited to announce the support of AMD, a leader in high-performance graphics for gaming and virtual reality, as Trinity’s lead technology sponsor for a multi-year research and development project to present virtual reality (VR) applications in media art.

With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Trinity has commissioned four artists’ projects and developer teams to create new works that explore the potential ...

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Trinity Square Video and Pleasure Dome present a new video by Bear Witness, premiering at in/future: A Festival of Art & Music.

Bear Witness
The Place
commissioned by Trinity Square Video and Pleasure Dome
presented as part of in/future: A Festival of Art & Music
15–25 September 2016, 12 PM–12 AM
Ontario Place Cinesphere, West Island

in/future is an eleven-day immersive celebration of multidisciplinary contemporary art and world music located on the West Island of Ontario Place presented by ...

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VITRINE: CleanMyMac 3.4.0 FINAL

Colin Rosati’s CleanMyMac 3.4.0 FINAL is the inaugural project of Trinity Square Video’s vitrine space on the main floor of the 401 Richmond Street building.

Colin Rosati
CleanMyMac 3.4.0 FINAL
28 July 2016–26 September 2016
Curated by Maximilian Suillerot

CleanMyMac 3.4.0 FINAL, curated by Maximilian Suillerot, is the inaugural project of Trinity Square Video’s vitrine space on the main floor of the 401 Richmond Street building. In this exhibition, Colin Rosati activates the physical tools of cleaning, juxtaposing them against various ...

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Saturday, 23 July 2016, 9 PM

As part of JOUEZ @ BIG On Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture, Trinity Square Video will be presenting a new performance work by Jessica Karuhanga, as well a short program of films in collaboration with Mercer Union.

Jessica Karuhanga’s Carefree, Fine and Mellow (2016) is a performance work that considers the force of language in shaping our understandings of the world. The term “carefree” draws from a hashtag that is simultaneously embraced and revoked, while “fine and mellow” ...

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Terraforming: An exhibition of recent work by Trinity Square Video and SAVAC members

Exhibition Runs: 06 July–25 August 2016
Reception: 06 July, 5 –7 PM

An exhibition of recent work by Trinity Square Video and SAVAC members
Curated by Maria Alejandrina Coates

Artists: Melissa General, Kristina Guison, Trudy Erin Elmore, Anna Eyler, and Safiya Randera

Trinity Square Video (TSV) and SAVAC are pleased to announce a joint exhibition of recent work by their members curated by Maria Alejandrina Coates.

Originating in science fiction, terraforming is a term that refers to the alteration of foreign environments ...

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HEARINGS: a sound based research project at Todmorden Mills

Radiodress by Natalie Logan_web
Closing Reception + Launch
Date: Saturday June 25, 2016
Time: 1:30–3:30PM
Location: Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd, Toronto
With: Radiodress, Tsēma Tamara Skubovius, and Michael Palumbo

Please join Trinity Square Video on Saturday June 25th for an afternoon reception celebrating the completion of a six-month sound based research project at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site. The event ...

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Public Exposures: the art-activism of condé + beveridge (1976-2016)


Condé + Beveridge, Fall of Water, 2007

Artists Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge

Curated by Jim Miller

Exhibition runs May 14 – June 18, 2016

Opening Reception at Trinity Square Video, Saturday May 14, 2-4 PM

Five Toronto galleries are presenting a career survey exhibition by pioneering artist-activists Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge. This grassroots initiative will be the artists’ first large Toronto exhibit since ...

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Heather Phillipson: sub-fusc love-feast

Exhibition runs: April 2 – May 7, 2016
Reception: April 14, 5 – 7 PM

Trinity Square Video is excited to announce the inaugural exhibition for our new gallery on the first floor of 401 Richmond Street West: sub-fusc love-fest, the first Canadian exhibition of work by London-based artist/poet Heather Phillipson. Co-presented with Images Festival, sub-fusc love-feast incorporates video, text, and audio within an elaborately maximalist sculptural landscape. Through large, synchronised projections and out-scaled generic prints suspended at varying heights and obtruding ...

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PUBLIC PANEL: Material Speculation, Between ISIS and Islamophobia


Location: Urban Space Gallery, 1st floor 401 Richmond St. W. (right beside suite #121)

Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 2:00 – 5:00pm

On the occasion of Morehshin Allahyari’s solo exhibition: Material Speculation at Trinity Square Video, we are pleased to invite you to a public panel with the artist, in discussion with art historian and critic Pamela Karimi, and researcher ...

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Artists in Residence: Tough Guy Mountain


Trinity Square Video would like to welcome Tough Guy Mountain as our new Artists in Residence for January/February 2016. Tough Guy Mountain will be working on “Tough Guy Mountain: A Virtual Reality (another project by Tough Guy Mountain),” an interactive musical narrative designed for Virtual Reality. It follows an unpaid intern on her first day navigating the extra dimensional corporation she now works for.


Tough Guy Mountain is a Toronto based art company that produces aesthetic presentations about art and capitalism. ...

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January 23 ­– February 1, 2016

Opening reception: Saturday, January 23 6 – 8

Trinity Square Video is excited to present new works by Maya Ben David and Alvin Luong created during our first annual summer student commission competition as part of Video Fever 2015.

Maya Ben David explores anthropomorphism in popular culture through her video installation “The Air Conditioner Monologues” (2:49). Ben David personifies the ...

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