As part of The Other Film Festival (OFF), a discussion on the idea of otherness in artistic creation (especially film and video) will be hosted by writer and curator Nasrin Himada (Montreal), with the curators of Black Radical Imagination Erin Christovale (Los Angeles) and Amir George (Chicago), and Sharlene Bamboat, Artistic Director of SAVAC (Toronto). The discussion will follow the Monitor 11 screening.
In English with French whispered translation available
Sharlene Bamboat is a Toronto-based artist, working in a variety of media. Bamboat regularly works in collaboration with artists and academics. Her most regular collaborative partner is artist Alexis Mitchell, and together they form Bambitchell. Bamboat’s work has been exhibited internationally. She is on the programming committee of the Pleasure Dome Film & Video Collective, part of the board of directors of VTape, and is the Artistic Director of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre).
Erin Christovale is a curator based in Los Angeles focusing on film/video within African Diaspora. She graduated with a B.A. from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and currently works at Film Independent. She also works with a collective of creative and heady thinkers called Native Thinghood promoting young, upcoming artists of colour.
Amir George is a motion picture artist and film curator from Chicago. His video work and curated programs have been screened in festivals and galleries across the US, Canada and Europe. In addition to founding The Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, Amir was founding programmer of Black Cinema House, a residential cinema space on Chicago’s south side. Amir currently teaches and produces media with youth through Chicagoland.
Nasrin Himada is a Palestinian writer, editor, and curator residing in Montréal. Her interdisciplinary research interests focus on the history of Palestinian cinema, art and activism, and the militarization of urban space through prison infrastructure and police surveillance. She currently holds a FQRSC postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Communication at Université de Montréal.
articule is proud to join the first Canadian tour of the Black Radical Imagination short films programme initiated by SAW Video (Ottawa). The 2015 edition, entitled Reclamation of the Black Body, examines the reclamation of the black body through new media and experimental storytelling.
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Screening followed by short Q&A with the curators, in English with French whispered translation available
articule is proud to partner, for the fifth consecutive year, with the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC) to present Monitor 11 : South Asian Experimental Film & Video. Titled These Monsters are Real and curated by Azar Mahmoudian (Tehran) and Leila Pourtavaf (Toronto), this edition questions how trauma haunts us and reflects on the increasing social anxieties about environmental catastrophies, current geopolitical crises and global tragedies.