ASSEMBLED: a video mixtape

From Alex To Alex will be featured in Blair Fornwald’s video mixtape!

401 Richmond, Toronto ON

December 1, 2012 – January 11, 2013*
*NOTE: Vtape Video Salon will be closed December 22, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Opening reception and visiting curator’s talk with Blair Fornwald (Assistant Curator, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina)
Saturday December 1
2 to 5PM
Curator’s talk at 3PM

As winter approaches, Regina-based artist and curator, Blair Fornwald offers an
antidote to the shortening days: curl up in the Vtape viewing salon and watch
videos. A celebration of the mixtape, ASSEMBLED is part valentine and part
homage, a memory of what it was like to put that special compilation together
and a light-hearted evocation of what it was like to receive one.
Fornwald writes, “Living in a small city with not a lot of opportunity to see this kind
of work in public venues, we consumed video art serially and socially, in our
homes, with our friends, on VHS and DVD. It is a markedly different experience.
Inserting video art into your private home makes the work more “habitable”
Watching videos becomes a participatory activity – fast forward, rewind, pause to
chat or do something else, allow the content to slip from foreground to
background, to foreground again.”
Blair Fornwald is Assistant Curator at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan
and, with John G Hampton and Jason Cawood, a member of Turner Prize*, an artistsʼ
collective working in performance and installation.