"Other Rooms, Other Worlds Previously Unimaginable" Queer Artists' Cinema and Paracinema in Canada
March 3, Concordia University, Montreal
16h00: presentations and discussion by Erika Balsom (King’s College London) and Mark Clintberg (Alberta College of Art + Design).
18h00-19h30: screening of “I Confess:” First-person shorts from the Canadian queer film archive, curated by Thomas Waugh (Concordia University).
Graduate Student Participant Reporters: Jay Bossé (Concordia University), and Mikhel Proulx (Concordia University).
March 9, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), Calgary
14h00-18h30: presentations and discussion by Anthea Black (California College of the Arts), Mark Clintberg (ACAD), Thirza Cuthand, Jon Davies (Stanford University), Benedict Fullalove (ACAD), Ashley Scarlett (ACAD), Mikiki, and Erin Silver (University of British Columbia).
18h30: Book launch: Handbook: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education, co-edited by Anthea Black and Shamina Chherawala.
19h00-20h30: Performance: Lisa Lipton, Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me. Illingworth Kerr Gallery.
20h30: screening of the collaborative work of Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: The Same Problem.
Graduate Student Participant Reporters: Anton Cu Unjieng (ACAD), and Jon Davies (Stanford University).
This pair of events at Concordia and ACAD addresses the expansive production of artists’ cinema and paracinema in contemporary Canadian, Quebecois, and Indigenous contemporary art through a series of roundtable conversations, paper presentations, and film screenings. The methodological foci of these conversations will be queer in orientation, as will be many of the case studies. The purpose is to imagine artists’ cinema and paracinema as strategies for world making and creative speculation in queer futurity, identity formation, and activism. By extension, this queering will involve questioning the disciplinary limits and limitations of the term “artists’ cinema.”
All events are free and open to the public. These events coincide with WinterPride Concordia-Montreal.