Sticky Impulse: In with The Old

Sticky Impulse: In with The Old
Tue 28 January 2020
Tuesday 28 January 2020
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Sticky Impulse: Archive Nights (A monthly screening series)


VIVO Micro-Cinema, 2625 Kaslo Street
Doors 6:30 PM
Screening 7:00 PM
Free event

This event takes place on the Unceded Coast Salish Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

A selection of video from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive produced between 1988 and 1992 about propaganda and the news media’s reaction to, and complicity in, the rise of a new generation of anti-Queer legislation in England and the US, and the Gulf War. A contemporary epilogue welcomes us to 2020. Happy New Year!


The Gulf Crisis TV Project: News World Order
Deep Dish TV, 1990, 30:00, USA
This episode of The Gulf Crisis TV Project looks at the media's reaction to, and implication in, the Gulf War, and national media activism opposing the U.S. involvement in the Middle East.

The Gay Agenda
The Report, 1992, 20:00, USA
Produced by the Springs of Life Ministries in California, and distributed by many Christian Right organizations, this is the first of four anti-LGBTQ videos that fueled evangelical homophobia. On the up side, it contains some of the most transgressive Pride parade action making it a must see for those who've only experienced 21st century parades.

Neil Bartlett: Pedagogue
Stuart Marshall, 1988, 11:00, England
Performance artist Neil Bartlett plays a school lecturer who betrays his sexual orientation when the videomaker asks him to describe the contents of his briefcase. This video was produced in response to homophobic legislation in Thatcher's England.


A Message
Clark Nikolai, 2013, 5:55, Canada
Members of royalty inform the citizens of an impending doom from space coming toward Earth.

STICKY IMPULSE references the materiality of videotape from the electric impulses that transfer content to magnetic tape to its inevitable deterioration of its core elements; the problematic, things difficult to navigate or let go of; creative spontaneity, abandon, recklessness, or the need to take action.

STICKY IMPULSE is a Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive event encouraging new engagement with VIVO's collections. Please RSVP.

Our wheelchair ramp has two runs: the first is 20 feet long, and the second is 26 feet. The ramp is 5 feet wide with a 1:12 slope.
The ramp is concrete and has handrails on both sides, leading to a door that is 8 ft wide.
Our washroom has a 33” wide door, toilet has an 11” clearance on the leftside with handrail. Washrooms are gender inclusive.

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