Re:collections – Discussions on archiving and counter-archiving.
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Saturday April 28th, 2018 at the Toronto Media Arts Centre (32 Lisgar Street)
FREE ADMISSION, CHILDCARE and LUNCH provided
11:30am – 1:00pm | Panel: Reclaiming Archives
1:00 – 2:00pm | Lunch
2:00 – 3:30pm | Panel: Home Movies as Archive
Toronto Media Arts Center (TMAC) is a barrier-free space
There will be ASL Interpretation available
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How do we take the idea of an archive, and its difficult, racist, exclusionary history, and turn it around? How can it become an opportunity where our personal and political histories shine in all their complexities?
Re:collections brings Indigenous artists and artists of colour to share how their work engages, re-frames and re-defines the archive. Whether the archive is a collection in a formal memory institution or a recently dusted off basement find.
Re:collecitons is made in partnership with Charles Street Video and Toronto Media Arts Centre
PANEL Discussion – Reclaiming Archives
11:30 – 1:00 pm
Meet three artists taking back the archives. Whether refuting institutional erasure of black queer and trans bodies through alternative archiving practices, bringing colonial state documents to their correct context, or responding to racist representations of Inuit communities by stitching together footage found on the web, these artists reflect on their process and the imperative of self-representation.
Featuring panelists: Stephen Puskas, M. Mohamed, Lisa Jackson
Moderated by Ariel Smith
PANEL Discussion – Home Movies as Archive
2:00 – 3:30 PM
What are the politics of putting the personal on screen? How do artists weave the intimate stories of themselves and their loved ones to speak to large systems at play?
Featuring panelists: Michael Roderick Keshane, Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam and Julia Huynh
Moderated by Esery Mondesir