Mediatheque

Mediatheque is an innovative project aimed at building an online exhibition space for media arts.  You may browse over 100 independent films and videos from across Canada below in live-streaming format. If you wish to submit a video to be added to the Mediatheque, please click the submit button.

Title Artist Original Media Year Produced
Club ViviSEXtion Rob Thompson

The bizarre two-part story of a young country woman who, thanks to an unusual turn of events, finds herself the owner of a club/brothel in the city.

Betacam 1997
Confessions Chris Ikonomopoulos

Watch as people on the street confess to stangers.

MiniDV 2001
Contribution Jan Jakobiac

"Contribution" is an experimental documentary about Xu Kuan, an artist in rural China.

DV 2000
Corridor Josée Dubeau Hi8 2000
Cream Sauce Susan Terrill

Food and sex. Memory and desire. Sweat and lust. Nature and civilization. All this in seven minutes? All this and more, actually.

16mm 1997
CS Series Photo Shoot Jef Harris

A behind the scenes look at the CS Series photo shoot.

DV 2002
Dais John Boehme

An inter-media project that combines video projection with live performance as well as incorporating theatrical lighting and time-based construction. VHS 1/2".

2002
Damn Near Killed Him Tony Asimakopoulos

A poetic montage of images from films I made years ago, revisiting violence and transgression in the form of a confession and prayer.

16mm 1998
Danse A Luc Desjardins

A paradoxical and poetic look at cross-cultural manifestations.

VHS 2002
Daylight Comes (and I Want to Go Home) Firuz Daud

Two young university students decide to document the weird stuff that happens at night. What they find is shocking. “A triumph,” raves Brad Abrahams, the other guy who made this.

DV 2000
Dead End Job Ryan Stec

"Dead End Job" was created using a surveillance camera system connected to a digital video mixer.

Video 2004
Dear Potato Chip Lover John Boehme

This performance has a seething quality of fascistic advertising which infiltrates all elements of North American society, only maybe not as obviously.

2002
Derailleur Rob Thompson

As an urban dweller, the city was making me sick at heart. So one day I leapt on my bike and discovered the Experimental Farm.

MiniDV 2000
Dialogue of an Ancient Fog Lois Siegel

This film is an account of a man without qualities. He's the leftover face in the crowd who collects images, the unwanted images discarded by people without even a glance.

16mm 1978
Diary of a Neo-Fascist Rob Thompson

Drawn to the charismatic leader of a neo-fascist gang, a young woman reveals, through her diary, her descent into political and emotional seclusion.

1992
Dino Sores Douglas Von Rosen

"Dino Sores" is a bright colourful claymation about two groups of three dinosaurs.

DV 1996
Distorted Daisies Kerry Campbell

2 girls have a pillow fight.

VHS 2001
DJ Shadow Mongrel Jef Harris

A fan video for DJ Shadow.

DV 2002
Down to the Graveyard Deniz Berkin

How do the dead mourn?? Statement: I wanted to do something a little gothic and mysterious.

Super 8 2002
Droit Au Coeur Angèle Gagnon 2000
Du Noir, Une Impulsion Lumineuse Angèle Gagnon ¾" 1992
Duet Karen Guttman

"Duet" is a rhythmic dance between myself and my distorted image, between the camera and the doorknob, between the real and the feeling...

VHS 1999
E-phem-e-ron Maral Mohammadian

Delve into the frenzied psyche of a porcelain doll.

DV 2002
Emballage Tim Dallett

Presented as part of Detonator, at SAW Gallery, a performance ensemble that drew out and magnified the minutia of the everyday, this video art piece celebrates the spirit of "live architecture" as

Hi8 1999
Eulogy Penny McCann

This experimental video is a poetic evocation of ships and journeys, of absence and loss.

¾" 1992
Evolution Marc Adornato

An experimental remix of found-footage depicting the history of planet Earth, and the evolution of the human species.

DV 2001
Existence Nathan Saliwonchyk

"Existence" is (surprisingly) about the idea of existence, its silliness, and the absurdity of being.

Video 2002
Faces Lois Siegel

"Faces" is a film composed entirely of photographs. Still photographs are re-filmed with a 16mm camera, and transitions from one to the next are completed through dissolves in the camera.

16mm 1976
Femme d'Intérieur Angèle Gagnon 1992
Femmes de Rêve... Louise Gendnon ¾" 1979
Fire and Ice Dan Sokolowski

A documentary on the 1998 ice storm.

16mm 1998
Fish Bait Anthony Seck

Subtitled. Music by Anthony Seck and Tricky Woo.

16mm 1998
Fore Mien John Boehme 2002
Frames of Reference John Mark Seck

Originally conceived as a live performance piece for two musicians (flute and double bass).

¾" 1995
From Here Jordan Mctavish

Broken into three segments, this visual essay asks important environmental, personal, and social questions of a variety of Ottawa citizens immediately after 9/11/2001.

Digital 8 2001
G8? Marc Adornato

From the award-winning pilot TV show, "Clone TV", comes a post-9/11 satirical segment featuring "Mabus and Sirus" (Marc Adornato and David Wilkinson) who hi-jack the G8 Protest in Ottawa to raise a

DV 2002
Gabosh Anatoly Ignatiev

This story takes place between 1989 and 1997, telling us about optimism and an unexpected fate.

Hi8 1998
Garden of Dreams Fortunée Shugar

Is it a dream within a garden, or a garden within a dream? Gardens have a magical way of rejuvenating us, giving us hope.

DV 2002
Gatineau Luc Desjardins

Ingredients: Gatineau, drag queens, and a sad song.

VHS 2002
Genetic Experiments Marc Adornato

8 portraits of genetic engineering experiments.

DV 2000
God's Island Ramona Macdonald

History of P.E.I. through paintings and reminiscences of a folk artist. The film has been screened at the National Gallery, BBC-2, CBC, and has theatrical distribution in England.

16mm 1983
Going Back Home (Ni Aqui, Ni Alla) Maria Belisario

A personal reflection on going back to Venezuela and to my family's home-town.

1998
Grachek: A Russian Clown in Carleton Place Anthony Seck

Decades spent in the Russian circus boil down to a brief moment in a trailer in Hicksville, Ontario. Enter the world of organised crime in the Russian Circus.

MiniDV 2002
Guy Meilleur: A Portrait of an Artist Liisa Rissanen

The video gives an overview of the different artistic activities of painter, photographer, educator, and musician, Guy Meilleur.

Hi8 1996
Harry Knuckles and the Treasure of the Aztec Mummy Lee Demarbre

Lee Demarbre's directorial debut finds Special Agent Spanish Fly taking a hands-on approach to the most important case of his life in this kung-fu action trailer.

16mm 1998
Hello Ingmar Gunilla Josephson

For three decades, he stood at the dizzying heights of world kino, his name synonymous with the term, 'art movie'. But who would ever imagine finding a home in Ingmar Bergman's psycho-nightmares?

DV 2000
Helpless Penny McCann

Based on a Nova Scotian folk tale, "Helpless" is a short dramatic film set in a fogbound world of superstition and magic.

Betacam 2001
Human Bytes Sandra Hawkins

The content of this video relates to the idea that contemporary digital technology, while offering seductive material, benefits in contributing to a limited two dimensional image of who we are as h

DV 2000
Hyperemotional Riley Rempel

"Hyperemotional" is what happens when SAW Video gives a musician a microphone, a camera, and some free editing time.

Hi8 2000
Iconoclaste Luc Desjardins

In my basement apartment, Eminem and some right-winger get makeovers to the music of Jacques Brel and George Brassens.

VHS 2001