Concordia University

IMCAFEST



A one-week festival presenting a virtual gallery showcasing Intermedia studio arts students from Concordia University. A collaboration between Club IMCA and IMCA 400, the festival celebrates the works of students past and present as they near the end of their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

works

· fraser place
· carolina larossa
· christine white

· haal 400
· calluna vulgar
· marie soleil st-yves
· oceane buxton
· alex apostolidis
· benni and emerson  sanderson · ley lortie
· vanessa moscato
· diego ramirez

· philippe vandal


acknowledgements


schedule


interviews


publication


clubimca video art screening


performance night


archive

(coming soon)


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CONTACT 
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The Future
of
Television




The Future of Television reimagines what TV can look like in the age of lockdown and internet dominance. “The Alex A*******s Show” is a big Queer cluster f*ck of chaos and joy, a camp-tech fantasy with public access, digital love, and drag; a salute to the time where we all sat on our own couches, viewing the same content at the same time, without control, submitting to the network and to leisurely desires.



Director, Editor, and Co-Producer
Alex Apostolidis


Assistant and Co-Producer
Sera Phim


Writers
Libby Curry, Sinister Lancaster and Max Holzberg


Consultants Emma Hornell, Matt Matt Tobin, Kelly McLeod, Heinous Egg, Nicole Crawford, Carolina Larossa, Emem Etti


Actors (in order of appearance): Alex Apostolidis as Host, Flo Nwakobi, Emerson Sanderson as Denim Pussy, Mildred Piss-Karen, Benni as Loretta, Ammar Al-Hulaibi as Chadley, Tristan and Alex Giardini as Rivalled Envy, Julien Johnson for Word of Mouth, Kai as Brace Belden, Louis-Felix D’Amours, Sera Phim as Bradley, Marissa Sean-Cruz as Garflissa, Finn Look, Matthew Bartkowski as Cookie











Artist Statement

The Future of Television is a TV episode of “The Alex ******* Show”, a Queer CanCon variety show that provides a spotlight for non-celebrities. The show was made during COVID-19 in the safest way possible - remotely. Participants were asked to send in audition tapes (iwanttobeontv.cargo.site), from which we made a special features video and shot the first episode on Zoom. The team, which consists of Sera Phim, Sinister Lancaster, and Libby Curry, all met with the selected cast and collaboratively wrote the segments with the designated actors/participants, in order to create an honest and comfortable portrayal of their experiences and characters.

Creating a platform for professional performers and non-celebrities felt like the best approach to foster interesting and captivating chemistry between participants. In the future I would like to continue this project and hopefully reach a wider audience for audition tapes, as opposed to those that are just outside of my personal network.

For the first episode, we decided to do a surprise dating game show, a special musical guest, a quick interview-style commercial and a second hand shopping channel. Throughout the skits, a variety of typescripted/sterotyped “characters” are explored: the chaotic Paris-Hilton-esque ”sober” ex-addict, the shoplifter, the fuckboy, the “crazy” cat lesbian, the playbunny gay twink, the furry cosplayer, the out-in-the-woods type and thensome. In a way, all of these characters are hyperbolic representations of different people within the Queer community or different facets of Queer identity. The episode tackles themes of love, addiction, mental health, celebrity culture, production, community and agency - topics that are centred in conversations in and around my Queer community.

more >:-)


portfolio
instagram
do you want to be on tv?
independent study
photography final


*special features*

Queer people from across the country (”Canada”) submitted 3-minute long audition tapes to be on the show. I compiled them into a little special features teaser! You’ll see these stars in the upcoming season. If you reside in or have resided in “Canada” and are Queer and would like to be on the show - find more info here :)