Square Pegs: Video Art in the Square

Modern Fuel and Downtown Kingston present:

SQUARE PEGS: Video Art in the Square

Date: Wednesday August 13, 2008
Time: Dusk
Place: Courtyard at Market Square
Market Street, Market Square
Kingston, ON.

In collaboration with Downtown Kingston, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is presenting, in the courtyard of the Market Square, an exciting program of short, experimental videos by local, national, and international artists.

The program offers an eclectic mix of manipulated imagery and offbeat music videos, anchored by a project involving the female inmates of the Isabel MacNeil House by artist-facilitator Jessica MacCormack. In August 2007, MacCormack met regularly with the women and led various painting and drawing classes, intending to eventually create an animation with the works produced (no cameras are allowed in the facility). The final animation, set to the music of singer/songwriter Rae Spoon, has already been screened for the participating women who each received a copy of the DVD. With “Square Pegs,” MacCormack’s video gets its public premiere in Kingston.

“Square Pegs: Video Art in the Square” is an initiative of Modern Fuel’s New Media Workspace, which has the mandate of presenting, producing, and promoting independent media production in Kingston.


1. We Become Our Own Wolves / Jessica MacCormack / Montreal QC / 4:30
2. The Itch / Ryan Stec / Ottawa ON / 1:30
3. Dance Together / Catherine Toews / Kingston ON / 4:00
4. The Death of Natural Language / Clint Enns / Winnipeg MB / 3:00
5. Matter / Jeannette Louie / New Jersey US / 8:00
6. Microloops: Film Noir Suite / Andrew Eyman / California US / 17:20
7. A Small Misunderstanding / Leslie Supnet / Winnipeg MB / 1:00
8. The Rivals / Catherine Toews / Kingston ON / 10:00
9. Anachronism / Christine Negus / London ON / 3:00
10. Dead End Job / Ryan Stec / Ottawa ON / 6:00