Watch the Book Launch and Reading:
Praise for Videofag:
“Videofag was a busy nexus of performance and art, a focal point for a wide assortment of communities, including the queer art scene, underground film culture, comedy, and theatre.” —Torontoist
“The queer arts hub [known as Videofag] has served as the incubator for countless projects and artists over its life, becoming a critical meeting point for creators from around the city and across the country.” —Daily Xtra
Press Coverage of The Videofag Book:
“A cacophonous, eclectic, and fitting homage to one of the most important cultural incubators in recent Toronto history. Every fan of Videofag will want a copy of this book” —Trevor Corkum, Toronto Star
“The portrait of the time and place set out in The Videofag Book is very compelling. The book is certainly a mythologizing exercise: it induces the feelings of having misssed out on the histories of the Belle Epoque or Weimer Berlin… But the fact that the book makes you wish you were there is exactly the way in which it is successful.” —Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, Broken Pencil
Jordan Tannahill and William Ellis on the Legacy of Videofag, One of Toronto’s Most Exciting Art Spaces —Open Book
Love Week: Love, Home, and Work, and The Videofag Book —All Lit Up
William Ellis is a performer whose work in theatre and dance includes Other Jesus by Evan Webber, Even This Old Town Was a Forest by Aurora Stewart de Peňa, WorkingOnWorkingOnUs by Andrew Tay, S h e e t s by Salvatore Antonio, and Greg MacArthur’s A Man Vanishes. He has performed for choreographer DA Hoskins in Machine Room, The Coating Project for the Luminato Festival, and This is a Costume Drama at Harborfront World Stage. Recently he received a Toronto Theatre Critics Award—Special Citation for Videofag, an ongoing collaboration with Jordan Tannahill.
Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, filmmaker and theatre director. He won the Governor General’s Award for Drama for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays and was shortlisted for the prize again for Concord Floral (also a recipient of the 2015 Carol Bolt Award). He has twice received Dora Awards for Outstanding New Play while his play Botticelli in the Fire won the 2017 Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play. He is the author of Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama and his first novel, Liminal, will be published by House of Anansi Press in Januaray 2018. Jordan’s films and multimedia performances have been presented at festivals and galleries such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently, his virtual reality performance Draw Me Close, a co-production between the National Theatre (UK) and the National Film Board of Canada, premiered at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
November 15, 2017 | Performing Arts / Arts Collectives | LGBTQ2S+ Arts & Culture
9×6 inches | 192 pages