Magnetic Spasms; The Best of Hymn Videozine

Saturday March 19, 8 PM $8/ 5 Members + Students
@ CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue
Talk with Rickie Lea Owens of Hymn Videozine
Sunday March 20, 3 PM Free
@ Trinity Square Video, 376 – 401 Richmond Street West

Part of Winter 2016

Hymn Videozine is an international VHS micro-distribution project founded in 2003 in Vancouver by former Emily Carr students Stephen Wichuk and Rickie Lea Owens, who have released six VHS videozines to date. The films and videos selected for Magnetic Spasms represent a regional aesthetic that was developing in the Vancouver film and video scene at the turn of the millennium. At the time, most of the videozine artists were Emily Carr students and a few were members of The Lions Collaborative Drawing Group – an influential group of Vancouver artists that work collaboratively on drawings and paintings. The programme will be presented in the spirit of the videozine: on a slightly degraded VHS tape with various Hymn handmade “spots” interjected throughout.

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VideoHymn Intro: Big Time Soup Stock Time
A One Cent Peep Show (dir. Rickie Lea Owens, 2006)
The Mustard Man (dir. Fabiola Carranza + Charlotte Matthews, 2004)
Dress You Up In My Love (dir. Rickie Lea Owens, 2004)
Motorcycle Sound (dir. Tasha Brotherton, 2004)
Handball (dir. Barry Doupé, 2004)
The Good Life of the Cacti (dir. Tasha Brotherton, 2005)
Trains (dir. Lief Hall, 2004)
VideoHymn Intro:Standards are open to interpretation
Untitled (dir. Stephen Wichuk, 2004)
Starry Day (dir. Mason M. & Stefan Gruber, 2004)
Absurdism (dir. Bart Bachelor, 2003)
VideoHymn Intro: The Video Word Made Flesh
Untitled (dir. Trevor Adams, 2002)
Save Jesus! (dir. Esther Kruk, 2004)
Sailor Kicks Tree (dir. Sailor Neale, 2004)
Bad Dog Segment 4 (Matthew Brown, 2004)
Hymn Intro: With icing on top
A Boy on a Dock Blowing His Nose (dir. Barry Doupé, 2004)
Jellyfssh (dir. Rickie Lea Owens, 2005)
A Blush to Snow (dir. Magnus Bjornson, 2004)
A Fine Start (dir. Stephen Wichuk with Veda Hille, 2005)

Various Hymn Videozine Introductions

Mustard Man-sm

The Mustard Man, Fabiola Carranza + Charlotte Matthews

A One Cent Peep Show, Rickie Lea Owens

A One Cent Peep Show, Rickie Lea Owens