Courtesy of Kim Tomczak and Lisa Steele, The Afternoon Knows what the Morning Never Suspected, 2017
Artexte & Vidéographe present: Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak
Artexte and Vidéographe invite you to a discussion with artist duo and video art pioneers, Lisa Steele and Kim Toczak. This online conference will be followed by a q+a period with the public. Co-founder of the Toronto-based video distribution centre Vtape, they are pivotal figures of the Canadian artist-run centres milieu that has paved the way for circulation and access to technologies and resources for artists creating video art.
Also recognized for their work in performance, photography and photo-text, Steele and Tomczak have worked exclusively in collaboration since 1983. In 2009, Steele + Tomczak were awarded an Honourary Doctorate by the University of British Colombia (Okanagan); in 2005, a Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Visual & Media Arts ; in 1994 they both received a Toronto Arts Award and the Bell Canada prize for excellence in Video Art.
- Access to the online conference on Zoom HERE [+]Meeting ID : 862 1416 0308
Passcode : 871833
Co-founder of the Toronto-based video distribution centre Vtape, Steele + Tomczak have worked exclusively in collaboration since 1983 and are also recognized for their work in performance, in photography, and in photo-text. In 2009, they were awarded an Honourary Doctorate by the University of British Colombia (Okanagan); in 2005, a Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Visual & Media Arts; in 1994, they both received a Toronto Arts Award and the Bell Canada prize for excellence in Video Art. steeleandtomczak.com
About Magnetic Sequences
Magnetic Sequences is an exhibition exploring the self-organization of video communities, particularly artist-run centres, in Canada during the 1970s. This second collaboration between Artexte and Vidéographe combs through both collections to trace the history of this period in video art produced through artist-run centers. The exhibition underlines how a number of groups were grounded in ideals of exchange and sharing of technical and artistic knowledge as well as videos through various tools and strategies that have left their mark in their respective collections and in that of Artexte.
Magnetic Sequences included a program of works from Vidéographe’s collection, among others, featuring videos produced by artists working in the 1970s as well as a program presenting contemporary artists working with analogue techniques. The show also featured documents from Artexte’s collection including distribution catalogues, video directories, manuals and ephemera produced by artist-run centres and galleries across the country.
Browse through the archives of Magnetic Sequences [+]