No Safe Words was created at the UBC Thunder Stadium to be broadcast on a JumboTron screen during Toronto’s 2008 Pride Parade and festivities. The work uses sports broadcast recaps and scorecards/stats  as a point of departure for a mediation on athletic stadiums and their history as a site of violence, from standard-issue varsity hazing to stadiums as gathering places for mass deportation and genocide. Also foregrounded is the homoerotics of such abuses, the male-male sexual desire/repulsion that informs torture and degradation.

Shooting Format


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Screening Formats

  • DVD,
  • H.264


Provided By

  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre