Vtape is proud to support this immersive multimedia installation, inspired by artist Emmie Tsumura’s evolving relationship with a motley crew of pigeons who visit her kitchen windowsill to eat snacks and hang out on toy keyboards.
PIGEONHOLE debuts the creative collaboration between Tsumura and her pigeons-in-crime, and engages communal postures of learning and creation through multispecies forms of intimacy, trust, and being. The installation expands from the human-pigeon partnership to also reflect on the frustrating limitations of diasporic identity labels that “pigeonhole” us. Instead of straining to be legible and recognizable through pre-established structures (born of violent colonial legacies), PIGEONHOLE considers what zany freedoms are possible in choosing nonsensical play and unfamiliar relations with other beings. What if we turned away from legibility, toward other forms of expression? What might happen if we got out of the weeds to spend some time with the birds?
For complete details, including related programming (artist’s talk, musical performance), see the Reel Asian listing.
11:00AM-4:00PM, November 8 and November 19
Weekdays: 12:00PM-6:00PM, November 8-19
Weekends: 11:00AM-6:00PM, November 8-19
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space
4th floor, 401 Richmond St. W., Suite 440
Supported by Vtape, and Presented by Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival