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VIDEODROME | Audio/Visual Overdose + Video Battle
the moccamigos present: K-TOWN
TORONTO, Ontario, June 3, 2013 – The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is pleased to present two off-the-charts events: on Friday, June 7, VIDEODROME, organized by Jubal Brown in co-operation with Sean Marven, Emad Dabiri, and Martin Czechowski, and on Saturday, June 8, K-Town, a karaoke extravaganza hosted by the moccamigos.
Toronto’s foremost A/V event since 2004, VIDEODROME, is a one-night event that blurs the boundaries between dance party and media art, an epic night of sampling, remix and A/V culture that defies classification. This year’s edition features installations by Roxanne Luchak, Hopkins Duffield, Mandelbrut, and MC NTSC, and performances by SINS, Sarin, Augart, Ouananiche, Nwodtlem, Skeeter, and Jubal Brown. The event will take place at MOCCA on Friday, June 7. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.
VIDEODROME is a 5-hour dose of sound and vision spanning the genres of breakcore and electro, relational aesthetics and installation, experimental video and cut-up. Clips are cut together to create a synesthetic experience, where picture matches sound cut for cut, beat for beat, a semi-Gesamtkunstwerk (“total work of art”) for the youtube generation.
The Video Battle is a contest of short works that compete for cash and prizes. Videos are judged by a panel of experts based on criteria of intensity, excitement and audio/visual link. Video battle performers include: Daeve Fellows, Crazy Gnome, Peter Ohearn, bossFYTE, Istvan Kantor, Contort, Bad Credit, Talixzen, Video Samurai, David Matton, Dr. Neptune, Smearballs, and Kurkop.
VIDEODROME evolves out of the Cronenberg concept of high intensity sex and death video signal used to bio-electrically mutate viewers, this VIDEODROME will transform the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art into an eye-popping, raving chaos of audio-visual media excess.