By Mike Hoolboom
'The streets are choked with admirable craftsmen, yet so few useful dreamers.' guy Ray
What if there have been video clips made a similar approach as matches, customized equipped, each adapted for one individual? now not broadcast, yet narrowcast? no longer theatres around the globe displaying an identical globalized photographs, yet in its place an area condition, a film so specific, so unusual, it might probably medication evening blindness or vertigo?
Welcome to the area of fringe video clips, the place artists were busy placing queer shoulders to the wheels, or bending gentle to discuss First international locations rights (and making it humorous on the related time), or demonstrating how a character may be taken aside and prepare back, all during a ten-minute motion picture which would take years to make.
Practical Dreamers takes us to this different facet of the media plantation. In it, twenty-seven Canadian artists dish approximately how they get it performed and why it concerns. The conversations are own, up shut and jargon unfastened, shrewdpermanent with out smarting. The stellar solid contains smartbomb Steve Reinke; visionary Peter Mettler; center East professional Jayce Salloum; queer Asian avatars Richard Fung, Midi Onodera, Ho Tam, and Wayne Yung; photos recyclers Aleesa Cohene and Jubal Brown; overhead projector king Daniel Barrow; First international locations vets Kent Monkman and Shelley Niro; foreign paintings presence Paulette Philips; and documentarian Donigan Cumming.
those in-depth talks come lavishly illustrated in an outsized volume.
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