Trinity Square is proud to present our sixth annual showcase of emerging video artists from undergraduate programs in Toronto and the surrounding area.
Video Fever 2018
10 March 2018, 6-8PM
A screening of new work by Maria Patricia Abuel, Sabrina Piedrahita-Budiman, Erin Coholan, Kristina Durka, Alexandria Filtsos, Qiaoer Jin, Jamie Kasiama and Colin Rosati.
Artists in attendance, Q+A to follow the screening.
Video Fever is Trinity Square’s annual showcase of cutting-edge video works produced by local emerging artists. Selected by a jury composed of Trinity Square staff and our Programming and Events committee, this showcase provides a glimpse of what is on the horizon of video-based practices in contemporary art.
As part of Video Fever, Trinity Square hosts the Bachelors’ Commission, a summer-long production residency awarded to selected submitting artists to access our facilities, equipment and expertise for the creation of new works. We will be announcing this year’s recipients at the screening.
Maria Patricia Abuel is a Filipina-Canadian multidisciplinary artist. Her practice questions issues of hybrid identity, femininity, and conservative expectations. She challenges traditional frameworks within cultures and artistic practices with a playful deploy of irony. She is completing a Studio Specialist, Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Sabrina Budiman is a filmmaker specializing in post-production, living and working in Toronto, Ontario. She recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at York University and directed several short films, but has focused skills in sound mixing and picture editing. She has directed YouTube tutorials, documentaries, experimental, and short fiction films. Her diverse abilities have helped her grow as an artist and take on any challenge that comes her way.
Erin J Coholan is a photographer and director based out of Toronto. Her still and moving images are heavily influenced by films from her childhood. She is interested in working within the psychological and melodramatic. Using dated costume, prop and location, she maintains a cinematic retrograde that drives her aesthetic.
Kristina Durka is an interdisciplinary artist from Hamilton, Ontario. She has completed a BFA at McMaster University in 2017. She has exhibited across Southern Ontario, and is presently engaged in a year-long residency through McMaster University and the Hamilton Artists Inc. at the Cotton Factory. In her current practice she is exploring self-reflective work inspired by abnormal growths on the body and the relationship with her rabbit.
Alexandria Filtsos is an artist/filmmaker living in Toronto. She is currently attending Ryerson University, pursuing a degree in media production. Inspired by low budget filmmaking techniques, she is always carrying around a low-fi DVD camera waiting for some strange content to unfold.
Qiaoer Jin is a Chinese-born Toronto-based emerging artist who is currently studying Visual Study at the University of Toronto. Jin primarily works with time-based media such as video and sound installation. The works express her interests in natural landscape and the psychological correlation between nature and human being.
Jamie Milay Kasiama is an emerging multidisciplinary performance artist based in Hamilton, Ontario. They are currently in their final year of studying Theatre & Film studies and Multimedia at McMaster University. Jamie is primarily interested in creating multidisciplinary performance work that explores lateral violence and power dynamics within marginalized communities.
Colin Rosati is a Toronto based media artist that researches agency, desire and ideology in our current attention economy. Rosati is currently completing his Undergraduate degree in Integrated Media at OCAD University.
This year’s jury members included Naomi Dodds, Beau Gomez, Serena Lee, Fusun Uzun, and Emily Fitzpatrick.
image credit: Sabrina Budiman, The Age of Opportunity (2017)