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Early Days: A screening from the archives of Video Vérité, 1991 – 2003

Text reads "Early Days – A screening from the archives of Video Vérité, 1991 – 2003". A photo to the right shows a man opening a red door to a building housing Video Vérité, AKA Gallery, Saskatchewan Film Pool Coop, and The Photographers Gallery.

Curated by Joanne Lyons
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Doors at 7 pm
Screening at 7:30 pm

The Early Days screening celebrates the rich history of independent video production by Saskatchewan-based artists. Selected short works that were produced at Video Vérité examine themes of communication, identity, and anxiety, and question how to be in this world. Reflecting on these videos from many years ago, one may wonder at what has changed and yet how much has remained the same, emphasizing the need to look and learn from the past. The short videos in this program, each under ten minutes, range from ruminating to raucous.

Terry Billings, Joanne Bristol, Neil Collins, Theo Cuthand, Edison del Canto, Brenna George, Catherine Kmita, Joanne Lyons, John Morgan, Clark Nikolai, Shirley Spidla, Sheila Urbanoski, Lori Weidenhammer, and Gary Young.

Download the program here

Curator Biography
Saskatoon-based artist Joanne Lyons has a diverse practice that includes video, photography, and mixed-media installation. Her love of moving images and projection began as a young child with 8mm home movies. Lyons received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2008. Her work is held in public and private collections and has been shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions.