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Announcing the 2022 Fellows: Performing the Canadian Jewish Archive

September 14, 2022

The Chair for Quebec and Canadian Jewish Studies presents its fellows for the Fall of 2022 in its ongoing research: “Performing the Canadian Jewish Archive (PCJA)”

We are excited to welcome them at the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies and look forward to engaging with them as their research develops.

Natasha Doyon

Natasha Doyon

Natasha is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator who lives in Montreal. Of Israeli-Canadian background, her work is based on narratives, biography, and ideas about belonging. She uses both temporal and permanent materials to express these specific concepts. Her work attempts a conversation between historic and probable bodies of sensual knowledge while weaving between notions of social equity, access, and pluralities of being.

Her project for PCJA will be a translation/interpretation based on selected voices (interviews and abstract sound bites) transformed into soundscapes accompanied by abstracted visual traces of works and archival photographs found in the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archive. These audiovisual vignettes will amplify the less audible/visible voices of the cultural workers whose distinct expressions, as double minorities in Quebec, have inspired what is our contemporary Quebecois/Canadian culture.

Angelic Goldsky

Angelic Goldsky

Angelic Goldsky (they/them) is a queer non-binary poet-musician, artist-scholar and community arts coordinator. They hold a Master of Arts in Arts Politics from New York University and a Bachelor of Media Studies from University of British Columbia. Angelic will be working on their project, "Forgotten (And Found) Jews: Refuseniks, Queers and Beyond: an exploration of found & (safe) & sound poetry" throughout the research fellowship.

Through a queer lens and a focus on spiritual justice, the project will be a poetic and creative exploration of the word "Refusenik" while playing between the intersection of queer and/or refusenik and Jewish identity, as a doorway to investigate the meeting ground of Russian-Jewish and Queer-Jewish processes of locating refuge, immigrating, and building kinship in Canada.

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