“Non-Lived Nostalgia” is a screening in collaboration with Video Out / VIVO Media Arts Centre and University of British Columbia student guest programmer Cassandra Bourchier.
In Non-Lived Nostalgia, selected works from the Video Out Collection are assembled to evoke the idea that nostalgia is intergenerational due to how culture and technology is passed on over time. It is not contained within a lifetime as it has the fluid ability to be felt outside of one’s experience. Despite disparate subject matter treated through various visual strategies, all these works are unified in their ability to transform a historical narrative into a feeling of lived nostalgia.
These early video works call for one’s political, cultural, and technological awareness through the lens of nostalgia which asks the viewer, “When do things become nostalgic, and how do they become so to an audience that has not experienced them directly?”
Event is free.
Doors will open at 8:30pm and screening starts at 9:00pm.
Non-Lived Nostalgia features video works from the Video Out Collection at the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive, including:
“Off the Air Coverage of the Mr.Peanut Campaign” 1974, Vincent Trasov
“Come Fly with Sonny Day” 1984, Fraser Finlayson
“Boy Girl “ 1999, Lorna Boschman
“Vancouver New Music” 1980, Ed Mowbray, Rick Martin & David Cochrane
“Passer-By” 1991, Robert Hamilton *World Premiere!*