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Aug 24: Floating Relics: A Cinematic Walkshop in Search of Niagara

Niagara Artists Centre
354 St Paul Street
St Catharines ON L2R 3N2


As part of the Mighty Niagara Film Festival on August 24th, join us for a strata-walk around St. Catharines followed by a rooftop screening at the Niagara Artists Centre!

The participatory mapping exercise, led by researchers Taien Ng-Chan, Lee Rodney, and Donna Akrey, will take its prompts from the mediated history of the region. A walk-book will be provided for participants with creative questions, prompts, and drawing spaces, and the walkshop will loop back to the NAC to conclude with an experimental screening presentation. 

The screening is an experimental film developed with the NAC’s historical archives. Spanning from the 1950s-1990s, the Jacobs’ Family home film collection captures the shifting landscape of St. Catharines and the Niagara borderlands through the lens of a local family. Curators Christina Dovolis and Cleo Sallis-Parchet worked with the archive to unravel, digitize, and thread narratives related to the materiality of borders and kinship. 

This event is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Niagara Artists Center, Archive/Counter-Archive, University of Windsor, Brock University, York University, IN/TERMINUS, and The Hamilton Perambulatory Unit.

Trailer link: https://vimeo.com/738092651

Event page link: https://nac.org/event/sweet-sixteen-millimetre-free-event/