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Cold Cuts Video Festival is an annual curated exhibition of video works by contemporary Canadian and international artists. This event runs in conjunction with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival held in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.

Festival Founder & Producer: Nicole Rayburn: https://nicolerayburn.net/

2018 Exhibition: There’s something in the way

Curated by Christina Battle, There’s something in the way looks at the ways in which artists use the tools of video to stage and frame complex subjects. Moving beyond solely framing the camera lens, works in the exhibition also play with time, space and montage as they frame (and reframe) bodies, histories and memories.

Please join us for the Opening Reception of Cold Cuts Video Festival VI: There’s something in the way on Friday, March 30th from 4-6pm in the SOVA Gallery.

The program curator, Christina Battle, will be in attendance to give a short talk on the exhibition during the reception. This event is followed by the Dawson City International Short Film Festival screenings @ KIAC from 7pm onwards. Please join us!

Opening Reception @ the SOVA Gallery (3rd & Queen) Friday, March 30th @ 4pm – 6pm

Gallery Exhibition Hours: March 31th 11am-5pm & April 1st 11am-5pm

This event made possible with the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts, Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, & Yukon School of Visual Arts.

Cold Cuts is run in conjunction with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. For more information, please visit: https://www.dawsonfilmfest.com/

For updates, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Cold-Cuts-Video-Festival-428091480669100/

Festival Producer: Nicole Rayburn: https://nicolerayburn.net/

Assistant Producers: Dan Sokolowski & Veronica Verkley

 

2017 Exhibition: Cosmic Histories

Curated by Kate Armstrong, Cold Cuts Video Festival V will present Cosmic Histories, an exhibition featuring five videos by contemporary, Canadian artists using science fiction as a way to investigate landscape, politics, and identity. Selected artists for 2017 include Patrick Bernatchez, Skawennati, Camille Turner, and David Tomas.

Please join us for the Opening Reception of Cold Cuts Video Festival V: Cosmic Histories on Friday, April 14th from 4-6pm in the ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon.

The program curator, Kate Armstrong, will be in attendance to give a short talk on the exhibition in the ODD Gallery during the Opening Reception. Kate Armstrong is a Vancouver-based writer, artist and independent curator. She has over 15 years experience in the culture sector with a specific focus on intersections between art and technology.

This event is followed by the Dawson City International Short Film Festival screenings @ KIAC from 7pm onwards. Join us!

The exhibition ODD Gallery hours following the Opening Reception are Saturday, April 15th 11-5pm & Sunday, April 16th 11-4pm.

For more information on the ODD Gallery, please visit: http://www.kiac.ca/oddgallery/

Cold Cuts is run in conjunction with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. For more information, please visit: https://www.dawsonfilmfest.com/

For updates, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Cold-Cuts-Video-Festival-428091480669100/

Festival Producer: Nicole Rayburn

Assistant Producers: Dan Sokolowski & Veronica Verkley

This event is made possible with the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts, Dawson City International Short Film Festival, ODD Gallery, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, & Yukon School of Visual Arts.

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2016 Exhibition: Disrupting Binaries

The program this year, Disrupting Binaries, is curated by Corinna Ghaznavi, and focuses on Canadian women working in video and animation who address the human relationship with the surrounding environment. Selected artists include Marina Roy, Amanda Dawn Christie, Lisa Birke, Leslie Supnet, and Kelly Mark.

The program curator, Dr. Corinna Ghaznavi, will be in attendence to give a talk on the exhibition during the Opening Reception event on Friday, March 25 from 4-6pm in the SOVA Gallery.

Dr. Corinna Ghaznavi is an independent curator and freelance writer.  She has curated exhibitions across Canada and the Netherlands and her writing has been published in Canadian and European art publications.

Please join us for an Opening Reception of Disrupting Binaries in the SOVA Gallery on Friday, March 25, 2016 from 4-6pm.

Gallery Exhibition Hours: Saturday, March 26th 12-5pm & Sunday, March 27th 12-5pm

Festival Curator: Corinna Ghaznavi

Festival Producer: Nicole Rayburn Assistant Producers: Dan Sokolowski & Veronica Verkley

Many thanks to Canada Council for the Arts, Yukon Arts Fund, Dawson City International Short Film Festival , Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, & Yukon School of Visual Arts for their generous support, making this event possible.

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2015 Exhibition: Faking It

Television occupies the cultural periphery of our everyday. Its structures are entrenched and recognizable. Its intentions are constructed yet ambiguous. Its influence pervasive. And we must question it.

The works in the 2015 iteration of Cold Cuts Video Festival: Faking It use parody and imitation to explore the facets and broad influence of television. Although mimicking the codes of television, these video works defy sublimation into the agendas, politics, and power structures of media conglomerates and imagine a new and glaringly absurd television world.

As Alex Bag states, her work “skewers the tropes of consumer and media culture. Questioning how we define ourselves in relation to television, fashion, advertising and the artworld, [these works are] mediated parodies that teeter between celebration and critique.”

Faking It will run as a three-day exhibition at the SOVA Gallery in conjunction with the well-established Dawson City International Short Film Festival from April 3 – 5, 2015.

Please join us for an Opening Reception in the SOVA Gallery on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 4-6pm.

Exhibition Site: SOVA Gallery

Gallery Exhibition Hours: Saturday, April 4 12-5pm & Sunday, April 5 1-5pm

Festival Director: Alyssa Friesen

Festival Producer & Curator: Nicole Rayburn

Many thanks to Yukon Arts Fund,  Dawson City International Short Film Festival , Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, & Yukon School of Visual Arts for their generous support.

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2014 Exhibition: Revel in It

The presence of the media and the online world is omnipresent. Its relevance is poignant and inescapable. And we must revel in it.

The works in this 2014 iteration of Cold Cuts Video Festival, Revel in It, explore the world of pop culture and mass media – they envelop it and wallow in it, and from within this spectrum, reflect on the possibilities of social reconfiguration and plurality of identity. The critique of contemporary culture is a shameless and simultaneous embrace. Notions of confining gender constructs and otherness are blown apart and rebuilt in endless configurations for the purposes of imagining something different.

Festival Tour: Fredericton, New Brunswick:

Connexion ARC is excited to host the 2014 Cold Cuts Video Festival Revel in It on tour from Dawson City, Yukon from November 6 – 20, 2014. 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.

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Dawson City, Yukon:

Exhibition: ODD Gallery April 18 – 20, 2014

Please join us for an Opening Reception in the ODD Gallery on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 4-6pm.

Exhibition Site: ODD Gallery

Gallery Exhibition Hours: Saturday, April 19 from 11-5pm & Sunday, April 20 from 1-5pm

Festival Director: Justine Hobbs

Festival Producer & Curator: Nicole Rayburn

The exhibition venue, the ODD Gallery, is a Canadian non-profit organization, recognized for presenting contemporary work art of artists of a national and international caliber.

This programming is made possible with support of Yukon Arts Fund, the ODD Gallery, the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA), and Dan Sokowlowski.

 

2013 Exhibition:

Exhibition Site: SOVA Gallery & Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Ballroom

Festival Producer & Curator: Nicole Rayburn

Cold Cuts Video Festival was founded in 2013 by Nicole Rayburn and made possible with support from Yukon Arts Fund, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA), and Dan Sokowlowski.

 

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