SHOWINGS: Towards Making Regalia of the Future

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Towards Making Regalia of the Future
June 23, 2015, at 6:30PM
with Skawennati

Weaving recovered pasts, material presents, and digital futures Skawennati asks, “What do we keep?”

In Episode 04 of Skawennati’s machinima series, TimeTraveller(2008-2013), the female protagonist, Karahkwenhawi, a Mohawk, is transported to a pow wow in the year 2112. There she is offered a glimpse into the style and ...

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A Good Idea Will Turn into a Bad One

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An exhibition featuring videos by Gary Kibbins and Corinna Schnitt
Curated by Ivana Dizdar

Curated by Trinity Square Video’s Curatorial Intern, A Good Idea Will Turn into a Bad One considers systemic changes and value shifts, and takes up the question: how does something good become something bad?

Closing reception: Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 PM
Exhibition runs Tuesday, June 16 until Saturday, June 20

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SHOWINGS: What can a Vocaloid do?


What can a Vocaloid do?
June 12, 2015, at 6:30PM
Erin Gee
Sandra Annett

“There is a tension between the Body without Organs and the structure of organization or stratification it is embedded in, a tension which can itself be made productive.”

This idea is musical.

– Erin Gee quoting Sandra Annett

For this edition of SHOWINGS, artist Erin Gee ...

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Soft Openings – a Science Fiction video production workshop with Oliver Husain


Saturday May 30–Sunday May 31, 2015
Introductory meeting: Tuesday May 26, 6:30pm
$100 / $75 members

Focusing on ideas of portal openings and teleportation in Science Fiction films and literature, participants will create, direct and edit short video sequences. Starting with looking at the city scape through the extra-terrestrial lens, use of special effects for this workshop is encouraged. An introductory meeting will include clips from Science Fiction films and stories as technical, ...

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Spring Forward – Open Screening


May 26th – 7pm

Ready to spring forward? Get out of your house and into Trinity Square Video! Show us your old stuff, your new stuff or just tell us about what you’re working on.

This is an non-juried screening/program. First come, first served!

*No membership required*

*Food and refreshments provided*

Show us or Tell us about…
-any work new or old or in-progress
-show complete work or excerpts
-ten minutes ...

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Testing Grounds

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Testing Grounds was a non-juried initiative for Trinity Square Video Producing Members. This unique opportunity gave artists and curators access to one of Trinity’s two gallery spaces at no cost for one full week to use as a space for experimentation and research. Selections were made based our capacity to meet the technical and scheduling requests.

Organized by Rachelle Walker ...

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SHOWINGS: SciFi Research Series – April events


SHOWINGS is a series of material-discursive events where invited artists, filmmakers, science fiction writers, and future-casters reconfigure our relationships to technologies through a science fiction lens. Inspired by the practices of sci-fi feminisms, afrofuturist storytelling, and science and technology studies, the series experiments with human and posthuman approaches to an ethics of encounter that open up collective knowledges entangled in the past, present and ...

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Dance of Communal Inquiry

Dance of Communal Inquiry
Workshop by Onyeka Igwe
Location: 8-Eleven, 233 Spadina Ave.
Date: April 22, 2015, 8PM

If we were to approach vibe as a technology of communal production, what is its interface? 

In dancing together we construct a vibe. The vibe is “an active communal force, a feeling, a rhythm that is created by the mix of dancers, the balance of ...

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SHOWINGS: Duration of Things

Duration of things
April 8, 2015, at 6:30PM
Karl Schroeder
Isabell Spengler

Science fiction writer and professional future-caster Karl Schroeder and Berlin based artist Isabell Spengler, will engage with Spengler’s exhibition Two Days at the Falls at Trinity Square Video, and contend with ways we are simultaneously living in pasts and futures through everyday objects, technologies and their lifespans. Devices include Cones of Plausibility, ...

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SHOWINGS: Revolving Doors


Revolving doors
April 22, 2015
6:30PM @ Trinity Square with Camille Turner
8PM @ 8-Eleven with Onyeka Igwe

Afrofuturism is a critical engagement with technology and the power ideals of ‘the other’.
– Tegan Bristow, digital artist and theorist

For the first part of this two-site Showing, media and performance artist Camille Turner will renew encounters with hidden relics and ancient devices through her research into afrofuturist technologies of storytelling. Her work invokes hidden memories ...

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Two Days at the Falls

Isabell Spengler

April 7 – May 16
Opening Reception: Friday April 10, 4 – 7PM

Two Days at the Falls
Image: Isabell Spengler, video still from Two Days at the Falls installation, 2015

For over a century, Niagara Falls has been a popular tourist destination and subject for artists and amateurs alike. Whether as a backdrop for romantic encounters, or a site of daring and sometimes ...

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Ho Tzu Nyen – The Cloud of Unknowing

February 14 – March 21, 2015

Opening February 14, 4 PM

Trinity Square Video and Pleasure Dome are pleased to present Ho Tzu Nyen’s immersive and theatrical audio and visual installation The Cloud of Unknowing (2011, 28 min). Commissioned for Singapore’s participation in the 2011 Venice Art Biennale, The Cloud of Unknowing is titled after a fourteenth century mystical treatise on faith, where the cloud paradoxically acts as a metaphor for both an impediment to, and reconciliation with, the unknown or ...

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Love After Materialism

February 7th, 7 PM

Video by: Cécile B. Evans, Karilynn Ming Ho, Jaakko Pallasvuo, and Heather Phillipson

Trinity Square Video is proud to present Love After Materialism, a screening of work that arouses contemplation of love, longing, and desire after the virtualization of social relations. Taking a sincere (as opposed to a critical) approach to their work, Cécile B. Evans (Berlin/London), Karilynn Ming Ho (Vancouver), Jaakko Pallasvuo (Helsinki), and Heather Phillipson (London) offer insight into ...

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Cabin Fever: Show & Tell – Open Screening

Wednesday January 21st, 2015. Doors at 7pm.

All welcome!

cabinfever Calling all members*!
*No membership required to attend. Membership required to show.

Got cabin fever? Get out of your house and into Trinity Square Video! Show us your old stuff, your new stuff or just tell us about what you’re working on. Food and hand-sanitizer provided!
Show and Tell Criteria:
This is an non-juried screening/program. First come, first ...

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Video Fever 2015

New Work by: Maya Ben David, Julia Huynh, Alvin Luong, Iqrar Rizvi and Rosalie H. Maheux, James Rollo, Tiffany Schofield, Jordyn Stewart, and Blair Swann

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Screening and Opening Reception: January 17, 7 pm
Exhibition runs until February 6th

Trinity Square Video is proud to present our third annual showcase of emerging video art from undergraduate students (and recent graduates) in the Toronto and ...

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If All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

Will Kwan
Dates: November 6–December 12, 2014
Opening Reception:  November 12,  2014, 5–7pm
Artist Talk: December 17, 2014, 7pm – 8pm


Gendai, Reel Asian Film Festival and Trinity Square Video are pleased to present a newly commissioned work by Toronto-based artist Will Kwan. Titled, If All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail, Kwan’s new work forms ...

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Ice Fishing

Jordan Bennett
Dates:  Oct 22nd – 31st, 2014
Reception: Friday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30
Artist talk: October 24, 6:30 pm


Recently named the BMO Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Jordan Bennett has shown his multidisciplinary work in Australia and New York, and in major galleries all over Canada. For this project, Bennett returns to his hometown – Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland – to ...

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Sculptural Video

Trinity Square Video’s Themed Commission Program – Sculptural Video
Artists: Adam David Brown, Alex M. Lee, Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, Liana Schmidt, and Terrarea (Emily Hogg, Janis Demkiw and Olia Mishchenko)
Dates: September 13th – October 17th, 2014
Reception: September 13th 6:00-9:00
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Image: Video Still from Liana Schmidt, Supernatural, 2014

Sculptural Video is the latest of Trinity Square Video’s series of themed commissions aimed at exploring ...

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IN YOUR POCKET: Come Together

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Artists: Drew Lint, Tera Mallette, Tawiah Ben-Eben M’Carthy, Drew Danielle Belsky, Vika Kirchenbauer, Brendan Healy, Alejandro Santiago, Drasko Bogdanovic, Mikiki Mikiki, Raymond Helkio, Apathy Club, Coral Short, Sam Godfrey, Andil Gosine, Manolo Lugo, Grey Muldoon, Claro Cosco, Philip Edward Villeneuve, Sofonda Cox, and others.

IN YOUR POCKET explores the immediacy and intimacy offered by smartphone technology. In its second year, ...

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