VIDEO ART + ODDS & ENDS

Five Songs for Dark Voice | COMPLETED: 10/16 | RUNNING TIME: 12’39”

Performance of Harry Somer’s rarely-performed Five Songs for Dark Voice for a fundraiser for children in Haiti; recontextualizing the piece to highlight both to the plight of Haiti, and the apathy of Toronto.
Composed in 1956 using the urban landscape of Toronto as metaphor for alienation, it was also the year Paul Magloire (the Haitian military ruler responsible for Haiti’s dependence on Western tourism and money) was overthrown.


Vanishing Clouds | COMPLETED: 10/16 | RUNNING TIME: 06’31”

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Started by trans-discplinary art-ivist Stephen Chen to consolidate his recent work; as well as facilitate collaboration with others. Stephen’s oeuvre is often allegorical as well as simultaneously deconstruct and hybridize the very forms he works in. Disdaining academic and esoteric expressions, as well as institutional conventions and practices, Stephen explores complex ideas and issues immanent in his works through experiments in form and technique.