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Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
Online screening of The Truck guys 8:00 pm EDT; Zoom conversation at 8:30 pm EDT
Join us for a live online screening of Lauren Gabrielle Fournier’s “The Truck Guys”, from her recent solo Vtape exhibition, “Auto” Theory. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Lauren Gabrielle Fournier and logan williams, as they discuss the exhibition. The “Auto” Theory exhibition closed on Saturday, April 30.
At 8:00 pm EDT, we will convene right here for a screening of “The Truck Guys.” The video is available for viewing now embedded below. The live conversation between the artist/filmmaker/writer Lauren Fournier and curator/artist/theatre practitioner Logan Williams will take place at 8:30 pm via Zoom. The live conversation will include a Q&A with the audience via zoom please follow the link to register: https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMod-qvrjwvHNUaCuW092B28F27F5ai0g9m
Lauren Gabrielle Fournier’s “The Truck Guys”, 2022, 35:24
Lauren Gabrielle Fournier (she/her, b.1989, Regina, Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 lands) is a writer, curator, and interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of art, science, and the humanities. A first-generation student and scholar, her work coheres around concept-driven, multi-genre and hybrid genre writings in both fiction and creative nonfiction, including autofiction, autotheory, bio-fiction, ficto-criticism, and nonfiction novels. Her debut, scholarly monograph Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art, Writing, and Criticism (The MIT Press, 2021) is the first book-length study of “autotheory,” which historicizes the literary term in light of longer, intersectional feminist art histories. As a curator and programmer, she has organized major exhibitions and screenings of contemporary art and film at such venues as the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Medical Museion in Copenhagen, and The Horse Hospital in London. She has led major symposia and speakers’ series for institutions and publications, including C Magazine and the Jackman Humanities Institute in Toronto. Recently, she collaborated with Dr. Alex Brostoff (UC Berkeley) on a special issue of ASAP/Journal on “Autotheory ASAP: Academia, Decoloniality, and I,” which includes her interview with 2-Spirit, Cree and Métis filmmaker Thirza Cuthand. As an author, she writes short and long-form fiction and creative nonfiction for the page and the screen. She has collaborated with other novelists, actors, artists, screenwriters, and directors. Her novella The Barista Boys is forthcoming through Fiction Advocate (San Francisco, 2022), and brings together autofiction and literary criticism to imagine Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick (1997) in the context of 2000s East Vancouver.
logan williams is a queer performance-maker, writer, producer, and scholar working in visual culture, theatre, and curatorial studies. williams aims to relocate the drama of the theatre to alternative spaces through explorations in embodiment and intimacy. his research combines affect theory, queer ethics, and performance studies through curatorial projects and theatrical interventions that grapple with contemporary conceptions of home. he holds a BA in visual culture and performance studies from simon fraser university and is pursuing a graduate degree in curatorial studies from the university of toronto.
Image credit: The Truck Guys, by Lauren Gabrielle Fournier, 2022