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SyntheticSound: An Experimental Music // Video Retrospective at NK Project Berlin / Thursday, 10.09.2015

Video Out Distribution (Vancouver, Canada) is pleased to present SyntheticSound, a program of experimental video shorts for an evening at NK.

This screening, curated by Alan Kollins, formerly of Video Out Distribution, brings together a collection of significant experimental video and music works from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive.

The program attempts to chronicle important cinematic experimentations, technological advancements, sub cultural movements, and societal analyses with works dating from the 1970s to now – videos by Laurie McDonald, COUM Transmissions with Cosey Fanni Tutti, Arlo Action with Terry Riley, Fantasy Factory, Clark Nikolai, Eric Lorenz, Michael Venus, Mathilde Geromine, Elizabeth Vander Zagg, Brendan Baudat, Lief Hall, and Duane Linklater.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Berlin based artist and theorist, Nine Yamamoto-Masson.

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The Satellite Video Exchange, a Vancouver artist-run center (established in 1973, currently known as VIVO) developed a DIY approach to video collection and distribution (snail mail tape exchange) during the infancy of video art practice. The SVE provided fertile ground for a collection of experimental video works to eventually grown into one the more robust and important archive of its kind. For more than 40 years, the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive has developed an essential home for media and performance artists, video makers and electronic artists across Canada and abroad.

Alan Kollins is a Vancouver based curator who has worked in artist run centres since 2003. He assisted in creating the fifty fifty arts collective (Victoria, BC) where he worked as a programmer and administrator for 7 years. Alan has worked as an administrator at VIVO Media Arts (Vancouver), Open Space Arts Society (Victoria, BC) and as a Distribution Assistant at Video Out Distribution (Vancouver, BC) where he helped maintain a video archive that dates back to 1973. Alan recently co-curated a retrospective screening of Canadian Queer cinema for the Out On Screen Film Festival (Vancouver, BC) in conjunction with the National Queer Database and the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive at VIVO Media Arts. Alan earned a BA in Film Studies from the University of Victoria. He continues to explore an independent curatorial practice in the Vancouver region.

Program runs approximately 90 minutes.


SyntheticSound: An Experimental Music // Video Retrospective

Thurday, 10th September 2015 | 20:00 CET
NK Project | Elsenstr. 52 | 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2 | 12059 Berlin/Neukölln

videoout.ca | nkprojekt.de


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