deluge contemporary art

October 15 to 25, 2020

Antimatter [media art]

Screenings | Installations | Online Programs

Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of diverse forms of media art, Antimatter is one of the premier showcases of experimentation in film, video, audio and emerging timebased forms. Encompassing screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, Antimatter provides a noncompetitive setting in Victoria, British Columbia, free from commercial and industry agendas.

Antimatter website
in the Deluge transom window | dusk–10pm

Transmitting and Receiving

Dee Hood

single channel video installation | 4 min | USA | 2019

There must be something beyond this physical world, Sometimes I can feel energy around me, or I hear a familiar frequency. I want to connect to the vibrations that lead to other worlds.

Dee Hood‘s experimental videos have shown in over 30 countries around the world. She has received numerous awards for media art and her political videos have been featured in The Nation magazine’s Opp-Art section. She is Professor Emerita at Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota Florida where she taught time based media and other art courses. Hood received her M.F.A. in Visual Art from the University of South Florida. She is also known for her work in painting and sculpture.
in the Deluge entrance foyer | festival hours

House Pieces

Christine Lucy Latimer

single channel video installation | 3 min | Canada | 2019

Years ago, my mother sold her house in Woodstock, Ontario. Hundreds of high dynamic range digital photos were taken to provide to the real estate agent for the online sale listing. The images were left on an SD card that was strangely stored and subject to firmware incompatibility (or some other manner of environmental degradation). Disassembling each damaged, barely-there high dynamic range photo into its light and dark component parts, I built a VHS cascade of house pieces (never quite reconstituting what was).

Christine Lucy Latimer is an experimental filmmaker and photographer. Her work in the past decade has been featured across five continents in over 250 film festivals and gallery exhibitions. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
at Legacy Art Gallery | 630 Yates St | dusk–10pm

NIB8ÏWI (Durant la Nuit)

Marie-Josée Tremblay

single channel video installation | 2 min | Canada | 2019

At night, when our fears return, we never know what to expect!

Originally from Montreal,
Marie-Josée Tremblay is an accomplished Algonquin filmmaker, visual artist, singer-songwriter and actress. Coming from a family of photographers, Tremblay began making photographs at the age of 9. Passionate about cinema, Tremblay studied communications and film at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and at Concordia University. She has made numerous shorts films and has worked with Wapikoni Mobile and Université du Québec à Montréal.
at Empty Gallery | 833 Fisgard St | 24hrs

Forwards, backward

Mitchell Stafiej

single channel video installation | 5 min | Canada/USA | 2020

Compiled from unused images of a half-shot and perpetually delayed documentary, this film is an illusory visual and sonic reflection on a stagnant film career. Simultaneously moving forwards and backwards and not at all. Driving 100mph and standing still. One step forwards, two steps back.

Mitchell Stafiej is a filmmaker and sound designer who lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. His work in documentary, fiction and experimental has been screened at the CPH:DOX, Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma, Escales Documentaires, Vancouver, RIDM, and CUFF film festivals. He obtained his M.F.A. in Studio Arts in 2018 from Concordia University and currently teaches film production and film studies at a college in Montreal. Stafiej’s work in fiction and documentary uses harsh image, sound and complex non-linear narratives to create experiential portraits of the world we live in. Stafiej is also disabled and has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since he was 16 years old. Through his artistic practice, he advocates for equal representation and access to funding for other disabled artists in Canada.
at Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery | 764 Yates St | 24hrs


Laura Trager

single channel video installation | 3 min | Germany | 2020

100' of 16mm Kodak Ektachrome shot at a fun fair at night—an experiment in “affective vision.” Dark forces present themselves in plain sight in this longed-for place of our childhood. As we let ourselves be mesmerized by its lights and colors, we reconnect with memories and fears hidden deep in our unconscious. 

Laura Trager holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media-Culture from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany and a Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School, NY. With a background in media and cultural theory, Laura’s artistic and academic interest is film philosophy. After moving to New York in 2011, she started working in 16mm and Super 8mm film, as well as in digital video, still photography and sound. Since 2015, Laura has been based in Hamburg, Germany. Her works have been shown in cinemas, art galleries, museums and at festivals in North America, Europe and Asia.