Cold Cuts Festival makes its way to Fredericton

The Yukon based Cold Cuts Video Festival will be making it’s way to the Charlotte Street Art Centre from Nov. 6 to Nov. 20.

The festival was started last year as a part of the Dawson City International Film Festival and consists of eight videos, including one feature-length film that will be screened opening night. Four of the videos will be screened in Connexion Artist-Run Centre’s main space gallery and three will be shown downtown in window spaces played in a continuous loop.

“The theme this year is sort of based on popular culture, almost do-it-yourself  video creation. There’s a few different ones, most of them are new, there’s a couple that are a bit older and I think they’re referencing sort of the ability now to work online and make videos,” said executive director for Connexion ARC, John Edward Cushnie.

Cushnie said the festival allows the artists to leave the Yukon and show off their work to a different crowd.

“The Silver Way Film Festival is going on, too. We thought it be interesting to have this different type of thing come to Fredericton.”

Kent Monkman is a Canadian First Nations artist whose video “Mary” will be featured as part of the festival. “Mary” is a reference to Mary’s interaction with Jesus after he was taken off the cross.

“It’s him sort of enacting this representation of Mary caring for Jesus but within the terms of him and the monarchy so the relationship to First Nations people and the history of the British Monarchy but it’s shot like a shampoo commercial so it’s incredibly slick,” said Cushnie.



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