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-Leslie Thornton

Friday, November 6, 2009

30 years of unconventional camera movements from the Vtape collection

For those of you in Toronto, this looks pretty great. Forwarded message below:

Dear Friends of Vtape

As many of you know, for over a decade, Vtape has developed an intensive and multi-faceted intern programme for students and members of the interested public. We are very happy to support all your future endeavors and provide as many opportunities as we can within our facilities.

Dragging my video camera down the front steps: 30 years of unconventional camera movements from the Vtape collection provides a showcase for the curatorial research of one of our recent - and longest serving – technical interns, John Shipman.

Shipman says this of his intriguing selection: “Eight short videos, from 1974 to 2004, playfully use unusual camera positions and movements to create a slightly different visual gravity, showing things improbable, but viscerally informative."

The opening screening will be on Saturday November 21 from 2pm-4pm. The screenings will be at 2:00pm and 3:30pm with a curator's talk at 3:00pm.

Dragging my video camera down the front steps: 30 years of unconventional camera movements from the Vtape collection.
Saturday November 21 2009
Screening at 2& 3:30pm, Curator talk at 3:00pm
Curator will be present!

This installation will run until December 19 2009.


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