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Workshops & seminars

Remembering Practice and Policy in Production and Distribution

30 to 40 Years Ago in Media Arts in the UK and Canada

Date & time
Monday, June 12, 2023
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


Elastic Spaces


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Join us for this panel discussion that looks back three to four decades in Canadian and British media art history, within production workshops and festival presentations with Indigenous Peoples and People of Color. Panelists will be looking back at Canadian cultural activism then and now in media arts, including the Invisible Colors festival from 1988, the New Initiatives in Film for Women of Color and First Nations Women in the early 1990’s, supported by the National Film Board of Canada, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

In this panel, media artists Midi Onodera and Sylvia Hamilton, will join Leila Sujir on this discussion of “Superwomen: Taking Off” as they have previously named themselves during the CFMDC winter 2021 virtual conversation series, “Super Women: Conversations with the Real Action Figures.” 

Joining the conversation from the UK are photo-based artists Roshini Kempadoo (Westminster/Autograph member), Sunil Gupta (University for Creative Arts/Autograph, OVA and INIVA member), to discuss photography as a deeply problematic form that visualized the colonial subject with a contradictory contribution as a liberatory and transformative visualization tool for global south cultures. Gupta and Kempadoo contributed to the formation of Autograph, the Association of Black Photographers and the Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA) in the UK (1980s onwards), and continue to visualize the colonial aftermath that lives on in Britain, Canada, India and the Caribbean. 

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube. 

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