RESIDENCY: Looking Glass Digital

Through the 2016 Summer Student Residency program, Trinity Square is thrilled to have supported the development of Trudy Erin Elmore’s Looking Glass Digital.

 

“The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth- it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacra is true.”  —Jean Baudrillard

Ushered in by the evolution of computing technology and the Internet, the digital age has given rise to a deeper level of interconnectedness, while severely augmenting our lived experiences. The screen is our entry ...

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VITRINE: Heart-shaped Box

“Go on, take everything, take everything, I want you to…” —lyrics from “Violet,” which appeared on Hole’s iconic 1994 album Live Through This

Zinnia Naqvi
10 January–11 March 2017

Heart-shaped Box (2016) features home video footage of the artist taken in 1995, at the age of 3, just four years after her family had immigrated to Canada. As they settled into their daily lives in their new home, grunge music was at the height of its popularity. Naqvi’s sisters were particularly taken by ...

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Host your Holiday Party at Trinity Square!

Trinity Square Video’s gallery and office spaces are available for rental for a variety of uses over the holiday season.

Our gallery and office space can be used for the following:

  • Special event rentals
  • Seasonal gatherings
  • Screenings
  • Receptions
  • Launch parties
  • Meetings
  • Symposiums
  • Photo or video shoots
  • Interviews
  • Castings

Located on the main floor of the vibrant 401 Richmond building at Richmond and Spadina in downtown Toronto, Trinity Square is at the centre of a large community of art galleries, ...

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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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TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO OFFERING CLUB SKILLS

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For $200, Trinity Square Video is offering CLUB SKILLS. This opportunity is open to new and existing members who are interested in developing their media arts skills. To give choice and flexibility (like Netflix or an all-you-can-eat buffet) one price should allow our CLUB SKILLS to take 8 workshops at one low price of $200. By simply ...

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Audio for Installation: Part 1 of 2

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January 19 / 6:00pm-9:00pm / $50 Non-Member* / $30 Member / CLUB SKILLS / Skills Member / with Sid Tangerine

Learn about audio in its various manifestations in installation. Examine construction options, multi-channel technologies, speakers, transmission standards, multi-channel spatialization and more. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas. This is the first ...

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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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SCREENINGS: The Place

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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Audio for Installation: Part 2 of 2

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January 26 / 6:00pm-9:00pm / $50 Non-Member* / $30 Member / CLUB SKILLS / Skills Member / with Sid Tangerine

This second part of Audio for Installation continues its examination of strategies of sound in the presentation of video installations.

Prerequisite Audio for Installation: ...

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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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PERFORMANCE + SCREENING: Big on Bloor

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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Workshop Descriptions

Sample of typical workshops offered:

 

Production

Intro to Digital Video Cameras

This is a packed, one-day look at digital video camera techniques and technologies. Participants will be introduced to the differences between analog and digital imaging; the types, features and functions of a digital video camera; different types of shooting styles, including camera composition, placement and movement. A review of ‘shooting for the editor’ tips is included in the workshop. Hands-on access to different digital video cameras is provided, and students are ...

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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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cheyanne turions appointed Interim Artistic Director of Trinity Square Video

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Trinity Square Video​ is delighted to announce the appointment of Cheyanne Turions​ as our Interim Artistic Director.

cheyanne turions is an independent curator and writer who holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, and a master’s degree in Visual Studies from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design ...

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