Montreal Monochrome VII: Recalibrations  Cinema Politica Kara Crabb Rap Battles for Social Justice Anne-Audrey Remarais Awa Banmana Kamissa Ma Koïta
17 Oct 2019 to 19 Oct 2019
 
 
All events are free and open to all and take place at articule
 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17

7PM - 9PM  CINEMA POLITICA: DOCUMENTARY FUTURISM

Screening

at articule

Cinema Politica’s The Next 150: Documentary Futurism project seeks to usher in a new kind of filmmaking that brings actuality into conversation with speculation, realism with fantasy. Taking inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction, Cinema Politica has commissioned 15 short films to inaugurate this new genre. Works created under the rubric of documentary futurism will deploy filmmaking approaches and contexts associated with documentary in order to imagine, speculate and represent a “Canada” of the future. 

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18

5:30PM - 7:30PM  THE MYTH OF CHARITABLE CULTURE & EDUCATION IN KANATA

Kara Crabb

Discussion - in English

An awkward space in the Canadian education system exists where education is recognized to be foundational in making reparations amongst Eurocentric and Indigenous cultures, while education is remembered as being a source of incredible harm amongst Indigenous peoples in recent history. The impact of the residential school system is still misunderstood amongst Canadians— for example ex-Senator Lynn Beyak championed the ignorance of well-intentioned oppressors in March 2017 and received hundreds of fan letters in support of her statement. The impact of ignorance inspires this discussion. Some points addressed will include: myth-making, influence of orthography on academia and education, and language conservation.

 

7PM - 9PM   DÉPASSER LA REPRÉSENTATION ET PENSER COMMENT CONSTRUIRE DES NARRATION DES IDENTITÉS QUEER RACISÉES

Awa Banmana & Kamissa Ma Koïta

Discussion - in French

A discussion on how to reconstruct one's own stories when they are linked to marginalized identities in the context of a predominantly white country. The concept of representation seems a superfluous tool, a smokescreen that diverts conversations around systemic oppression and renders them superficial. It is not enough to show a body that can be visually located at the margin or which adheres to a new "aesthetic of diversity”. Far from the white gaze what is happening? Who are we talking to and why? How is one constructed when one places oneself as the narrator of one's own stories, and what affects does this have on oneself and on others?

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19

10AM - 1PM    WORKSHOP: MY VOICE AS A THREAD // TEXT WEAVING

Anne-Audrey Remarais

Workshop - in English, bilingual instructor

Open to all, priority to BIPOC

Max. 15 participants - registration: outreach@articule.org

A text weaving workshop focused on process as a continuous action of reality-making. BIPOC’s narratives around our experience are often denied, erased, brushed off and countered with "data, records, documentation’’ upheld by white western narratives. This workshop aims to shift the focus by centering BIPOC voices, bringing the invisible (thoughts, healing, experience, feelings, ancestral knowledge) forward while highlighting its importance and power. A mix of writing, performance sharing and discussion.

 

3PM - 6PM    WORKSHOP: RAP BATTLES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE / CREATIVE WRITING & HIP HOP

Workshop - bilingual instructors

Max. 30 participants - registration: outreach@articule.org

The first part of the workshop will welcome guest speaker Marlene Hale from Native Montreal. Following this, a creative writing workshop where we will learn together how to engage Hip Hop as a platform for social issues. Following our robust and accessible model, we will be introducing the Hip Hop basics for rhyme-making, creating our own new material, and participating in a group cypher at the end of it all! P.S. This is a workshop for all skill levels!

Tell your friends and family alike, Hip Hop is for the people.

Last but not least, we’d like to acknowledge that the work we do is on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territories, a historical meeting place for many nations. As we all come to celebrate, dance, create and stand together across difference, we send gratitude, love, and prayers to the land and to our First Nation and Indigenous relatives, who have sustained the path of healing and joy through storytelling and song.

Land acknowledgement by Dona La Luna.

 

7PM - 8PM  RAP BATTLES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE: SHOWCASE

Performances!

The Rap Battles for Social Justice has organized many events starting in the spring of 2015. With live hip hop music, veterans, aspiring rappers as well as first-time performers display their original lyrics aiming at systemic oppression wherever it may lurk. With our mission for popular education to a beat - we aim to forge community ties through consciousness-raising in the form of art and entertainment. This showcase will feature a line-up of our local artists.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Montreal Monochrome is an annual conference organized by the Fabulous Committee (anti-oppression) at articule. It aims to address the mis- and under-representation and systemic oppression of marginalized groups in Montréal’s contemporary art milieu. The event works toward imagining and nurturing new and existing bonds, solidarities and friendships between Indigenous artists, thinkers and cultural workers and their racialized allies.

This 7th edition seeks to explore the emotional, physical, mental and socio-political ramifications of what it means to shift focus and/or (re)gain control. How might we understand shifting focus, on which scale, and in which ways? Through which mediums and interventions? What is it to (re)gain control of one’s narrative, body and/or psychic space? Which new realities can be created or remade?

Discussion and Workshops  

Participating Artists: Cinema Politica Kara Crabb Rap Battles for Social Justice Anne-Audrey Remarais Awa Banmana Kamissa Ma Koïta
Curator(s):
Credits: Kamissa Ma Koïta    
PlusRelated events   

 

arrow_rightScreening: Cinema Politica - Documentary Futurism
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

MONTREAL MONOCHROME VII: RECALIBRATIONS | CINEMA POLITICA: DOCUMENTARY FUTURISM SCREENING   Free and open to all Venue: articule   LIST OF FILMS: - Reclamation by Thirza Jean Cuthand...
18 Oct 2019   |   [comment_count]  

 

 

arrow_rightDiscussion: The Myth of Charitable Culture & Education in Kanata
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:00

MONTREAL MONOCHROME VII: RECALIBRATIONS | THE MYTH OF CHARITABLE CULTURE & EDUCATION IN KANATA   Free and open to all Discussion - in English  Venue: at articule    An awkward...
11 Oct 2019   |   [comment_count]  

 

 

arrow_rightDiscussion: Moving Beyond Representation and Thinking About the Construction of Racialized Queer Identities
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

MONTREAL MONOCHROME VII: RECALIBRATIONS | MOVING BEYOND REPRESANTATION AND THINKING ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION OF RACIALIZED QUEER IDENTITIES   Free and open to all Discussion - in French Venue: articule...
10 Oct 2019   |   [comment_count]  

 

 

arrow_rightWorkshop: My Voice as a Thread / Text Weaving
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

MONTREAL MONOCHROME VII: RECALIBRATIONS | MY VOICE AS A THREAD // A TEXT WEAVING WORKSHOP     Workshop - free - in English, bilingual instructor Open to all, priority to BIPOC Max. 15...
14 Oct 2019   |   [comment_count]  

 

 

arrow_rightWorkshop: Rap Battles for Social Justice / Creative writing & Hip Hop
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 15:00 to 18:00

MONTREAL MONOCHROME VII: RECALIBRATIONS |  RAP BATTLES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE: CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP   Workshop -  free -bilingual instructors Max. 30 participants - registration: outreach@...
14 Oct 2019   |   [comment_count]  

 

 

arrow_rightPerformances: Rap Battles for Social Justice
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

MONTREAL MONOCHROME VII: RECALIBRATIONS |  RAP BATTLES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE: SHOWCASE   Free and open to all Venue: articule   Performances!   The Rap Battles for Social...
18 Oct 2019   |   [comment_count]  

 

contact articule

262 Fairmount O. 
Montréal Québec 
H2V 2G3 Canada 

tel: 514 842 9686  


e: info @ articule.org

Gallery visiting hours:  

Monday: 
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Closed
Closed
12 - 18:00
12 - 18:00
12 - 18:00
12 - 17:00
12 - 17:00