Cold Cuts Video Festival

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Cold Cuts Video Festival is an annual curated exhibition of video works by contemporary Canadian and international artists. This event runs in conjunction with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival held in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.

In 2013, I founded, produced, and curated the inagural Cold Cuts, and it has continued into it’s fourth iteration in 2016 with the gracious support of many individuals, as well as Canada Council for the Arts, Yukon Arts Fund, Dawson City International Short Film Festival , Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, & Yukon School of Visual Arts.

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2016 Cold Cuts Video Festival: Disrupting Binaries

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Image: Marina Roy, The Floating Archipelago, Still

The program this year, Disrupting Binaries, is curated by Corinna Ghaznavi, and focuses on Canadian women working in video and animation who address the human relationship with the surrounding environment.

Selected artists include:

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Kelly Mark, 108 Lezton Avenue, 10:13, DV, 2014

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  Marina Roy, The Floating Archipelago, 6:20, Animation, 2015

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Amanda Dawn Christie, Off Route 2, 10:30, 35mm, 2011

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Lisa Birke, Calendar Girls, 4:00, HDV, 2014

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Leslie Supnet, Animation Series, 2:39, Animation, 2014

The program curator, Dr. Corinna Ghaznavi, will be in attendence to give a talk on the exhibition during the Opening Reception event on Friday, March 25 from 4-6pm in the SOVA Gallery.

Dr. Corinna Ghaznavi is an independent curator and freelance writer.  She has curated exhibitions across Canada and the Netherlands and her writing has been published in Canadian and European art publications.

Gallery Exhibition Hours: Saturday, March 26th 12-5pm & Sunday, March 27th 12-5pm

Festival Curator: Corinna Ghaznavi

Festival Producer: Nicole Rayburn

Assistant Producers: Dan Sokolowski & Veronica Verkley

Many thanks to Canada Council for the Arts, Yukon Arts Fund, Dawson City International Short Film Festival , Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, & Yukon School of Visual Arts for their generous support.

 

2015 Cold Cuts Video Festival: Faking It

Television occupies the cultural periphery of our everyday. Its structures are entrenched and recognizable. Its intentions are constructed yet ambiguous. Its influence pervasive. And we must question it.

The works in the 2015 iteration of Cold Cuts Video Festival: Faking It use parody and imitation to explore the facets and broad influence of television. Although mimicking the codes of television, these video works defy sublimation into the agendas, politics, and power structures of media conglomerates and imagine a new and glaringly absurd television world.

As Alex Bag states, her work “skewers the tropes of consumer and media culture. Questioning how we define ourselves in relation to television, fashion, advertising and the artworld, [these works are] mediated parodies that teeter between celebration and critique.”

Selected artists include:

 

Alex Bag, Untitled (Project for Whitney Museum) 38 min, 2009

 

General Idea, Test Tube, 28:15 min, 1979

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Curated by Nicole Rayburn

This three-day exhibition at the SOVA Gallery will run in conjunction with the well-established Dawson City International Short Film Festival from April 3 – 5, 2015.

Please join us for an Opening Reception in the SOVA Gallery on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 4-6pm.

Gallery Exhibition Hours: Saturday, April 4 12-5pm & Sunday, April 5 1-5pm

Festival Director: Alyssa Friesen

Festival Producer & Curator: Nicole Rayburn

Many thanks to the Yukon Arts Fund, the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture & the Yukon School of Visual Arts for their generous support.

 

2014 Cold Cuts Video Festival: Revel In It

The presence of the media and the online world is omnipresent. Its relevance is poignant and inescapable. And we must revel in it.

The works in this 2014 iteration of Cold Cuts Video Festival, Revel in It, explore the world of pop culture and mass media – they envelop it and wallow in it, and from within this spectrum, reflect on the possibilities of social reconfiguration and plurality of identity. The critique of contemporary culture is a shameless and simultaneous embrace. Notions of confining gender constructs and otherness are blown apart and rebuilt in endless configurations for the purposes of imagining something different.

Selected artists include:

 

Ryan Trecartin: I-Be Area (108:00) 2007 (*screening only)

 

Pipilotti Rist: I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much (7:46) 1986

 

Kent Monkman: Mary (3:18) 2011

 

Stephen Andrews & John Greyson: On Message (9:05) 2006

 

Istvan Kantor: Anti-Christ: Neoist Hokey-Pokey (5:30) 2010

 

Kelly Richardson: Twilight Avenger (5:40) 2008

 

Jeremy Bailey: Transhuman Dance Recital #1 (6:29) 2007

 

Lisa Birke Red Carpet (15:00) 2013

Curated by Nicole Rayburn

This three-day exhibition at the ODD Gallery will run in conjunction with the well-established Dawson City International Short Film Festival from April 18 – 20, 2014.

Please join us for an Opening Reception in the ODD Gallery on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 4-6pm.

Gallery Exhibition Hours: Saturday, April 19 11-5pm & Sunday, April 20 1-5pm

Festival Director: Justine Hobbs

Festival Producer & Curator: Nicole Rayburn

The exhibition venue, the ODD Gallery, is a Canadian artist-run-center, recognized for presenting contemporary work art of artists of a national and international caliber.

Many thanks to the Yukon Arts Fund, the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, & the Yukon School of Visual Arts for their generous support.

Festival Tour: Fredericton, New Brunswick:

Connexion ARC is excited to host the 2014 Cold Cuts Video Festival Revel in It on tour from Dawson City, Yukon from November 6 – 20, 2014. Curated by Nicole Rayburn, eight video works will be exhibited as screenings and looped video installations in Connexion ARC’s main space gallery and at various off-site locations downtown.

http://connexionarc.org/2014/10/22/revel-in-it/

 

Participating Artists: 2013 Cold Cuts Video Festival

The thematic focus of the 2013 exhibition is the human intersection with the surrounding environment, and the various approaches that are taken to navigate this encounter. This theme has particular relevance in Dawson, as there is little reprieve from the elements – there is address to them, and intersection/interaction with them.

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FASTWÜRMS Telepathacats  (3:20) 2003

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Deirdre Logue Pond (4:30) 2012

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Dana Claxton The Hill (3:49) 2004

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Jennifer Campbell Precipitate (3:43) 2010

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Paul Wong (Rebecca Belmore) Vigil 5.4 (8:29) 2010

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Veronica Verkley The Long Now (40:00) 2013

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Paul Wong Storm (7:30) 2009

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Christina Battle Tracking Sasquatch (field report #1) (5:00) 2010

Curated by Nicole Rayburn

Many thanks to the Yukon Arts Fund, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, the Yukon School of Visual Arts, and Dan Sokolowski in their generous support of this inaugural event.