“Astria Suparak’s performance […] brilliantly set up the themes of the program. Let’s Get Tested explores the schism between the methodology of science and foible-filled humanness. For the most part, the tapes affirm the value of the ineffable and the elusive: immeasurable phenomena such as playfulness and pleasure. […] Let’s hope that Suparak continues with her zealotry, criss-crossing the globe as a present-day video prophet”
TROUBLE: Hollywood viewed by the avant-garde cinema
TROUBLE was created to accompany the exhibition, Richard Kerr’s Industry at La Cinematheque quebecoise.
This touring program champions the realities of failure in relation to fantasies of athletic, sexual, and political mastery. Together, the works make for a powerful aesthetic of the undone.
WHAT IS SEX?
Research project that captures the conflicting ideas, fears, and hopes about sex from the early 21st century.
LET’S GET TESTED
Playfully adapting public space into personal games, these makers look at architecture, videogames, biology, schoolwork, history and even their own memories with fresh eyes and twitchy fingers. Often sincere, sometimes willfully naive, they project a new optimism and the ability to self-amuse and re-imagine.
Publications and publishers include: NY Arts Magazine, CEPA Gallery, Concordia University, Fusebox Festival, Heeb Magazine, Offscreen Film Journal, Wolfman Books
SOME KIND OF LOVING
This videotape compilation explores sexuality from its formulation in childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood, referencing psychoanalytic theory as easily as pop culture.