2012 Programming



Daniel Barrow, Barry Doupé, Amy Lockhart, Alex McLeod, Lorna Mills and Mark Pellegrino


Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) in conjunction with Trinity Square Video (TSV) and Vtape, present Hello Amiga, a special animation project. TAIS has commissioned six artists to create experimental animations that return to the roots of digital culture by exploring Amiga computers that were popularized for graphics processing and image ...

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2011 Programming


Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else

Stephen Andrews (CA), Lorna Bauer (CA), Roberto Bellini (BR),

Jennifer Chan (CA), Chris Hondros (US), and Lisa Oppenheim (US)

Opening October 27, 2011, 5-7pm

The concurrent exhibitions Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else and Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times are part of an ongoing curatorial dialogue between Gallery TPW Curator, Kim Simon, and TSV’s Programming Director, Jean-Paul Kelly. The exhibitions respond to Kelly’s challenge to consider the “decisive moment” in contemporary visual arts; for photography in a time of video.

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson’s described the “decisive moment” as a precise balance of form and ...

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2010 Programming


Tomorrow Never Knows

This exhibition marks the first co-presentation between TSV and long-standing artist resource Vtape. As part of a curatorial development project, local emerging curator and artist Laura Paolini has organized an important historical exhibition on early forms of processed video images. The exhibition will occur at both TSV and Vtape.

This show opens a discussion of the paradoxes within this under-represented part of video art history. Working together, while remaining somewhat separate and ...

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2009 Programming


Don’t Talk to Strangers

Trinity Square Video and Pleasure Dome are pleased to present the two-person exhibition Don’t Talk to Strangers featuring a new single-channel video by Los Angeles artist Harry Dodge and video and prints by Toronto artist Alison S.M. Kobayashi. Both are gifted performance artists who portray a range of eccentric invented characters; they employ video to show these personalities scrutinized by the mediating force of the camera. Under its gaze, they act out a kind of highly theatrical multiple ...

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2008 Programming


Trans –

Takashi Ishida
Trans —
Co-presented Trinity Square Video and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

November 4, – December 19, 2008
November 13, 2008 from 5-7pm

Trinity Square Video and Reel Asian are proud to invite internationally renowned artist Takashi Ishida to develop a new work entitled Trans — for the 2008 festival. Takashi Ishida hails from Tokyo but for the past year has been living in Toronto after winning the prestigious Goto Commemorative ...

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2007 Programming



L’atelier d’ecriture

L’atelier d’ecriture (beside writing)
Manon De Pauw

October 26, 2007 – December 1, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, October 26, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 27, 2-4pm

Montreal-based artist Manon De Pauw’s L’atelier d’ecriture (beside writing) is a video installation exploring the gestures of writing as a form of communications that is just as powerful as the written word itself. In the video, we see eight people sitting at a table each with a piece ...

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2006 Programming



Trinity Square Video, the 20th Images Festival and the Drake Hotel are pleased to host Montréal-based photographer Isabelle Hayeur and new media artist/sculptor Éric Raymond as Artists-in-Residence from March 18 to April 1, 2007. During their stay at the Drake Hotel, Hayeur and Raymond will be using 3D animation, video, lighting and sound to create their site-specific installation Tunnel Vision at the TSV Gallery. The ...

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2005 Programming



Themed Commission Program

This program is the first in a trilogy called Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. TSV turns to the French Revolutionary slogan as the source of inspiration and as a reflection of TSV’s history as a centre for socially relevant video. With this first program, TSV commissioned five artists to define freedom in terms of their own experiences and convictions. Surprisingly, these artists have found liberty to be primarily a state of mind rather ...

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2004 Programming


Men in the Wall

Yes, you get to wear the goofy glasses.

EXTENDED HOURS: TSV will be open Saturday, November 27, 12 – 5pm for viewing of Men in the Wall.

TSV and Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video are pleased to co-present the North American premiere of Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie’s artwork, an installation that redefines both dance screen practices and video installation with stereoscopic (3D) technology.

The installation consists of four ...

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2003 Programming



Contemporary Cuban Video

Cuba’s unique political, social and economic position has long been the subject of scrutiny and curiosity in the world – One of the last bastions of the Socialist Ideal, Cuba is located less than 100 miles from the world’s most powerful capitalist nation. Tourism has emerged as the predominant economic player against this extraordinary political backdrop. In respect to this complex situation, the immediacy and reflective quality of film and video ...

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2002 Programming


Devil Music

All works created during the TSV/Video In ‘Devil Music’ Residency 2002; part of the Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll Trilogy, conceived by TSV Artistic Director, Scott Treleaven special thanks to the artists, volunteers, and staff at TSV

Programmed in 2002.


Devil Music Trailer: Succubus


  • Production medium: DV
  • Categories: Horror & Music
  • Production year: 2002
  • Author: Day Milkman

The Number of the Beast

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2001 Programming



Mixing/Mutating. With a strategically vague Call for Submissions, TSV attempted to cast the net as widely as possible for this programme. Over the course our highly successful Cultural Engineers series it seemed that every speaker would eventually turn to the particularly titillating and foreboding idea that new technology is leading us to a new sexuality.

Genesis P-Orridge (the man who coined the term “cultural engineer”) was emphatic that the increasing prevalence of cosmetic surgery ...

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