Revel in It, video art by Ryan Trecartin, Jeremy Bailey, Kent Monkman, Pipilotti Rist, Kelly Richardson, Istavan Kantor, Stephen Andrews and Lisa Birke

November 6 – November 20 2014

The presence of digital media and the online world is now ubiquitous. Its relevance is unquestioned. Its scope is poignant and inescapable – and we must revel in it!

Connexion ARC is excited to host the 2014 Cold Cuts Video Festival Revel in It on tour from Dawson City, Yukon. Curated by Nicole Rayburn, eight video works will be exhibited as screenings and looped video installations in Connexion ARC’s main space gallery and at various off-site locations downtown.

PHOTO: Istavan Kantor, ANTICHRIST Neoist Hokey-Pokey (2010) (video still)

Revel in It explores the world of pop culture and mass media, through the work of artists who are enveloped by it, who wallow in it, and who from within its spectrum, reflect on the possibilities of social reconfiguration and the plurality of identity – offering both a critique of contemporary culture and a shameless, simultaneous embrace:

Ryan Trecartin, I-Be Area

Jeremy Bailey, Transhuman Dance Recital #1

Kent Monkman, Mary

Pipilotti Rist, I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much 

Kelly Richardson, Twilight Avenger 

Istvan Kantor, ANTICHRIST Neoist Hokey-Pokey 

Stephen Andrews, On Message

Lisa Birke, Red Carpet

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