Out In Focus: Pride Week Retrospective presents "Tapette!!!" (2002) by Luc Desjardins /// "Tapette!!! was one of my first videos. I play the angry drag queen and a friend shot the video, which I edited afterwards, playing it back on my tv while editing "live" with my VHS video camera. Getting the lights right was a fun challenge. This work also coincided with my long, beautiful and angst-ridden coming out process. At that time, I was really interested in exploring gender issues, that's why the drag queen came out, all sad, frustrated and trashy, but also funny and rebellious."
- Luc Desjardins, 2017
View the full program online at sawvideo.com with an accompanying essay by curator Talia Golland and reflections from the featured artists. #pride2017#mediaart#ottawa
Curated by Talia Golland, "Out In Focus" is an online program of short videos from SAW Video's Mediatheque archive that feature LGBTQ content and themes, released during Ottawa Capital Pride Week 2017. This aesthetically diverse selection of videos, produced between 1996 and 2002, provides a retrospective glimpse into independent Canadian contributions to queer cinema, and serves as a celebration of the diversity of identities and experiences of SAW Video's membership throughout the years.
The program is available for viewing online at sawvideo.com, with an accompanying essay and reflections from the featured artists.