From January through March 2022, we are pleased to present two programs that launch our partnership with Dr. Andrea Fatona’s Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora. Working with two talented emerging curators, Temple Marucci-Campbell and Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa – both 4th year undergraduates from OCADU – these programs draw from the holdings of both Vtape and our sister organization the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. Both curators have found titles that are historically significant as well as super contemporary to reveal the aspirations and the strength of Black Canadian media artists.
Please join us on the Vtape website for these dynamic ON-LINE events, STREAMED HERE
One title from each program is presented each Wednesday at 7PM ET and will continue to be available for the following week until the next title rolls out. Each curator will be introduced by Dr. Fatona and her program will begin with a LIVE ON-LINE introduction by the emerging curator followed by the first title in her program. After the final title plays, there will be a LIVE ON-LINE conversation between the curator and the featured artists.
TO REMEMBER AND REPAIR, curated by Temple Marucci-Campbell
Through Temple Marucci-Campbell’s program, she explores the nuances of a legacy in the wake of trauma, and how a ruptured legacy ignites alternative methods of remembering. Remembering through the interconnectivity of language and bodies while also acknowledging the disparity, breathes new life into existing legacies. Marucci-Campbell considers the question of legacies as it pertains to Black diasporic people. How can ruptured legacies survive within ourselves? How can they be nurtured? TM-C
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022 @7pm ET
Christene Browne, From Nevis To, 1987, 7:00
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022 @7pm ET
Kyisha Williams, Red Lips (Cages for Black Girls), 2010, 17:47
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 @7pm ET
nichola feldman-kiss, Childish Objects\ my grandmother took command from her bed. she had a habit of clutching her seized hand become claw to her chest. her fridge was always stocked with lovingly prepared Jamaican dishes in the happenstance of visitors., 2009, 11:11
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 @7pm ET
Nadine Valcin, Heartbreak, 2016, 1:00
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2022 @7pm ET
Kourtney Jackson, Wash Day, 2020, 9:52
And LIVE ONLINE conversation between Temple Marucci-Campbell and the featured artists.
Temple Marucci-Campbell is a student at OCADU studying Criticism and Curatorial practices. Her research practice focuses on the intersection of Art and food, where food is a transmitter of sensory knowledge. Marucci-Campbell uses her research practice to connect with her ancestral history and explore alternative ways of remembering.
TELL THE BODY, curated by Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa
In her program, Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa brings together video works that explore the relationship between language and the senses as constructions of knowledge. Through videos of poetry, dance, oral history, and documentary, layers of thought are uncovered, giving form to the immaterial nature of language. Tell the Body explores the capacity for language, the immaterial, to be given physical form within the body through Afro-diasporic experience. The program touches on the capacity for the immaterial to inform the physical, producing ways of knowing that are sensuous in nature and exist in material form only within individual bodies, returning to a space of liminality as they are passed from one to another. FG-B
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022 @7pm ET
Katrin Bowen and Tanya Evanson, Almost Forgot My Bones, 2004, 5:00
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022 @7pm ET
Donna James, Maigre Dog, 1990, 7:50
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2022 @7pm ET
Karen Miranda Augustine, I call myself, 2001, 2:30
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022 @7pm ET
Nadine Valcin, Emergence, 2017, 6:35
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022 @7pm ET
Dawn Wilkinson, Dandelions, 1995, 5:30
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2022 @7pm ET
6. Louise Liliefeldt, Hamartia, 2001, 11:00
And LIVE ONLINE conversation between Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa and the featured artists.
Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa is a Nigerian-Canadian writer, curator, and interdisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto. Her writing engages care theory, community, afro-futurism, and the archive. Her art practice and research centre Afro-diasporic experience to build an understanding of the ways archives of physical and immaterial knowledge are constructed in the Black community.