• Posted: Thursday 24 July 2014
  • Production title: If All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail
  • Production Type: Independent; video art installation for gallery exhibition
  • Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
  • Compensation: Yes. Project honorarium for 1.5 day shoot and 0.5 day rehearsal.
  • Project length: Short (20-30 minutes)
  • Project format: art installation, HD video
  • Production location: Toronto
  • Director and writer: Will Kwan
  • Production Co: Studio Will Kwan / Gendai Gallery / Trinity Square Video / Toronto Reel Asian Int’l Film Festival
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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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Video Fever 2014 – Winners Spotlight

As summer begins and students return to the daylight filled world outside the halls of the academic institution, we thought this would be a good time to look back at the four young video artists who walked away with prizes at our second annual Video Fever juried student video competition this past January: Maya Ben David, Alvin Luong, Olivia Simpson and Maximilian Suillerot. Open to third and fourth year undergrad students in the Toronto and surrounding area, Video Fever aims to highlight ...

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TWO-D: Sculptural Video

Trinity Square Video’s Themed Commission Program
Call for Submissions: TWO-D: Sculptural Video
Deadline: CLOSED June 12th, 2014
Submission Form


Trinity Square Video announces a Call for Submissions to TWO-D, the second of TSV’s Themed Commission trilogy, ONE-D, TWO-D, THREE-D. This call asks artists to expand our notions of video beyond the plane of the screen into a consideration of the sculptural qualities of video.   TWO-D: Sculptural ...

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General Call for Submissions

Trinity Square video invites artists and curators to submit proposals for exhibitions, projects or video-based performance for installation in the gallery or for off-site programming. TSV is looking for dynamic video-based artworks that critically engage with their medium, with an emphasis on material that explores the nature of the moving image as it relates to space, technology, politics and the body.

Artistic Vision

All of our activities are guided by our overall goal to increase our members’ and audiences’ understanding and imagination ...

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Is there anything left to be done at all?


Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

Saturday April 12 – Monday May 12

During a month long residency hosted by Trinity Square Video and the 27th Images Festival, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens invited four artists – Justine Chambers, Kevin Rodgers, Rodrigo Marti and Ryan Tong – to workshop generative potential of unproductive labour and expenditure in creative work. By suspending the expectation to produce something fro ...

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Video-Fever 2014


Celebrate the best of Toronto and surrounding area’s student video work at Video Fever 2014, Trinity Square Video’s second annual juried student video event! This year’s screening presents an impressive sampling of the innovative video art and experimental narrative being produced by 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students. Three videos, chosen by a TSV jury, will win their creators cash prizes and a variety of TSV services such as equipment and workshops. Our evening’s host, ...

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Trinity Square Video is pleased to announce the presentation of ONE-D, the first of TSV’s Themed Commission trilogy, ONE-D, TWO-D, THREE-D. This first of the commissioning series asked artists to expand the single channel experience into one that incorporates performance, and the results are in! Come join us for the public presentation of this exciting new work.

ONE-D presents work that challenges the conventions of spectatorship, the viewing space and the audience. Working at the intersection of performance and ...

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Perfect Day


Perfect Day

7:30pm, Sunday, November 3rd

At Trinity Square Video (401 Richmond St. #376)

Come by Trinity Square Video to spend a Perfect Day! This screening features recent works by twelve Canadian video artists indulging in the aesthetics of leisure, day-time television and idle web-surfing. Paul Wong and Clint Enns will be in attendance to accept your compliments and ignore your complaints. This is also the first event organized by our new interim programming director John G. Hampton, so ...

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Interior, TSV Art Bar



TSV will morph into a “Gay Bar” on the evening of June 7, 2013.

In the gallery, two walls facing each other are covered by video projections. On one wall a succession of men are posing alone next to a pool table at Touché, Chicago’s oldest leather bar. There are six men of different ages, styles, body types and races. On the opposite wall, five men are posing. The men appear to ...

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Other Modes Of Transmission


Other Modes of Transmission

Opening Reception: Friday, May 24, 6-8pm

Exhibition Runs May 25 to June 22, 2013
Artist will be in attendance at the opening.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 12pm-6pm Saturday, 12pm-4pm

Video artist Frédéric Moffet’s works engage in a disappearing act, aiming for a conflicting sense of loss, nostalgia and resilience. POSTFACE looks back at troubled 1950’s screen idol Montgomery Clift, whose private life and career spiralled downward after a 1956 car crash left his face scarred and partially paralyzed. The video ...

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Greg Staats


it dropped down their minds / for at least one day you should continue to think calmly

Created by Greg Staats at Trinity Square Video as part of its 2013 Artist-In-Residence Program it dropped down their minds / for at least one day you should think calmlyand in partnership with the Images Festival 2013


OPENING RECEPTION Saturday April 13, 2012  1-5PM

TSV GALLERY OPEN Monday – Friday 12-6PM  Saturday 12-4PM

Show runs ...

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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 creation ...

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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 content ...

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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 outside ...

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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 personality ...

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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 Culture ...

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