Paul Wong is part of “The Cutting: Short Videos on Sacrificial Masculinity” at VIVO Media Arts Centre!
Curated by Frederick Cummings and Brian Kent Gotro
Sept. 16th, 7pm Reception, 8pm Show $10
1965 Main St. Vancouver, B.C.
In this challenging utopic era of androgyny and sexual ambiguity we present The Cutting: short videos on Sacrificial Masculinity, a collection of videos aimed to illicit a visceral reaction and point the fence sitters to a designated resting area.
The Cutting presents a context in which to ask questions about personal and political aspects of masculinity. Is masculinity linked to sexuality? Is masculinity defined by what is perceived as manly? Does sexually overt art point the ‘fence-sitter’ toward a specific sexual or gender extreme? Does any of this matter? These are just a few questions The Cutting aims to engage through the presentation of videos by James Diamond, Paul Wong, Attila Richard Lukacs, Erik Rzepka, Mattias Fritsch and James Masz, Christian Nicolay, Terry Haines, Bruce La Bruce, Clint Enns and Stefan St. Laurent.
VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, the Canada Council for the Arts, and individual donors. We are also supported by the labour and effort of individual artists, activists and cultural workers. VIVO is a member of the Independent Media Arts Alliance, the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres and Alliance for Arts and Culture.