• Hold Still Wild Youth: The GINA Show Archive
  • Hold Still Wild Youth: The GINA Show Archive
  • Hold Still Wild Youth: The GINA Show Archive
  • Hold Still Wild Youth: The GINA Show Archive

Hold Still Wild Youth: The GINA Show Archive

05 June
10 July 2010

Curated by: Allison Collins (Guest Curator), Jonathan Middleton (Director Curator)

Hold Still Wild Youth: The GINA Show Archive

Curated by: Allison Collins (Guest Curator), Jonathan Middleton (Director Curator)

A new exhibition about The GINA Show, John Anderson’s television art project, will be shown nearly thirty years after its initial broadcast in 1978 on Vancouver Cable 10, at the height of the punk and media DIY movement in Vancouver.

 

Ninety-some episodes were made from 1978-1981, in close association with the artist-run centre, PUMPS, and with the active involvement of a large community of performance and media artists and musicians. A stronghold of experimental media art, performance, punk and new wave the show formed among a sea of undefined local public programming, and then disappeared from public view. After surviving a fire that damaged the original video cassettes, 63 episodes have been transferred from fragile 3/4-inch tapes into archival and digital formats.

 

This installation brings together this vast record of video, performance documentation, interviews, promotional spots, music, and digital art with related materials and documents from PUMPS, for a close look at the local cultural underground circa 1979.

 

For the duration of the show, Or Gallery will host The GINA Show archive, where all surviving episodes will be available for view. A short-wave broadcast will occur on site and related evenings of video screenings will take place in conjunction with the exhibition.

 

Included are works by John Anderson, Byron Black, Taki Bluesinger, Gary Bourgeois, The Braineaters, Susan Britton, Hank Bull, Donna Chisholm, Elizabeth Chitty, Kate Craig, Jim Cummins, Gina Daniels, Maddalena Di Gregorio, Keith Donovan, Stan Douglas, David Enblom, The Government, Ken Lum, Eric Metcalfe, John Mitchell, Mark Oliver, Gerard Pas, Andrew James Paterson, The Pointed Sticks, Patrick Ready, Randy and Berenicci, Anne Rosenberg, TBA TV, Kim Tomczak, Vincent Trasov, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Paul Wong, and many more.

 

This exhibition is curated by Allison Collins, a candidate to the Masters Degree in Critical Curatorial Studies at The University of British Columbia, with support from the Killy Foundation and the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies through the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at The University of British Columbia.

 

Works courtesy of the Morris and Helen Belkin Archives at The University of British Columbia.

WEBSITE:
http://theginashow.orgallery.org

SCREENINGS:
VIVO Media Arts Centre, 1965 Main St.

Uncut Video: Selections from the Gina Show – Wednesday, 16 June, 7:00PM
Randy and Berenicci, Hank Bull, Kim Tomczak, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Paul Wong

Unbasic Cable: Episodes from Television Art History – Wednesday, 23 June, 7:00PM
Byron Black, Tom Sherman, David Shulman, John Watt

AFTER PARTY:
Club 560, 560 Seymour Street., 10:30PM until late
Music from the GINA Show, with John Anderson

Video Credit: John Anderson, The GINA Show, excerpt from Season 3, Episode 5, intro sequence. Originally broadcast December 8, 1980. 1:08 min. Courtesy of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia

Exhibition Opening:

Friday, June 4, 2010
8PM

 

Institutional Partner:

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery