Bugs and Doorcuts

presented by Hamilton Artists Inc. and Ed Video

bugs and doorcuts


Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to announce the first presentation in it’s inaugural Summer Screening Series Thursday, July 21, at 9:30 pm. This screening is presented in partnership with Ed Video, a neighbouring artist-run media arts centre based in Guelph, ON. This exciting partnership will feature outdoor screenings of BUGS by Life of a Craphead and DOORCUTS by Zak Tatham in the Inc.’s ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard.

Summer Screening Series:

Life of a Craphead: Bugs
Zak Tatham: Doorcuts

Thursday, July 21, 9:30 pm
(Rain date: Thursday, July 28, 9:30 pm)

Hamilton Artists Inc. ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard: 155 James St N. Hamilton
Presented by Ed Video and Hamilton Artists Inc.

This is a licensed event.

About the films:

Bugs, (74 mins. 2011-2015)
Written, Directed, Edited and Produced by Life of a Craphead
 (Amy Lam & Jon Mccurley)

Bugs—the debut feature film from performance artists Life of a Craphead—is a satire about a bug society and its most powerful family. 

Featuring situations like a university lecture gone wrong and a failed SNL episode, Bugs presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. The DIY film sets the Bug universe right in the middle of the real world, creating multiple layers of reality that interact with each other. Produced over 2011-2015 with a large cast and crew of artists and comedians.

Life of a Craphead will be in attendance and will participate in a short artist talk/ question and answer session following the screening.

Doorcuts (5.5 mins, 2016)
Director, Editor, VFX: Zak Tatham

Exiting through a Doorcut is a cinch way to skip the middle-ground in travel. The traveler leaves their home though a door, she enters a door which enters a door, taking as many Doorcuts as possible. It may be transparent to access doors that fold space, linking alternate universes, but as the short-cuts are exploited hospitality closes an octo-edge door.