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Public no. 57 “Archive/Counter- Archives”: Reading Group

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Location

Faubourg Building, room 407
1250 Guy Street
Montreal QC H3H 2T4
Canada

Event Description
Archive/Counter-Archive's Epistemologies of the Archive Working Group will be hosting a single-session reading group at Concordia University on Public’s summer 2018 issue entitled “Archive/Counter-Archives.” The reading group is open to all who are interested!
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"Uncatalogued: A Porn Archive's Risky Arrangements": Public Lecture

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John Molson Building (MB), room 9A
1450 Guy Street
Montreal QC H3H 1J5
Canada

Event Description
Archive/Counter-Archive's Epistemologies of the Archive Working Group will be hosting a free public lecture at Concordia University by Dr. Patrick Keilty. Patrick Keilty is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, with affiliate faculty positions in the Technoscience Research Unit, Cinema Studies Institute, Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and the Women and Gender Studies Institute.
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Working Papers Series: Jonathan Petrychyn | An Archive of Fevers

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Location

Free Times Cafe
320 College St
Toronto ON M5T 1S3
Canada

Event Description
Join us for the inaugural iteration of the Archive/Counter-Archive Working Papers Series, which brings together PhD students from different Universities to hear about exciting doctoral research in the area of archival studies. Our first speaker is Dr. Jonathan Petrychyn (PhD, Communication & Culture, York and Ryerson University). Based on his dissertation research, “A Network of Feelings: Affective Economies of Queer & Feminist Film Festivals on the Canadian Prairies,” Jonathan’s talk will explore the affective dimensions of queer and feminist archives in the Prairies, and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience, moderated by our student organizers, Michael Marlatt and Axelle Demus.
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Gathering Across Moana: Reception

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Trinity Square Video + CFMDC
401 Richmond St W #121 (TSV) + 32 Lisgar Street (CFMDC)
Toronto ON M5V 3A8
Canada

Event Description
Indigenous peoples have drawn connections across vast distances, continents, and bodies of water for thousands of years, revealing the space between us as a potential site for sharing knowledge, experience, and technology. Working from the Pacific view of water (moana and vai) as a mode of connection between islands, and by extension, Turtle Island (North America), these exhibitions will explore the transference of ideas through various media across geographic distances, timespans, and cultures. Together these artists delve into the sharing of knowledge and postulate locations of connection in the future, including imagined concepts of place. Presented with by imagineNATIVE, Trinity Square, A Space Gallery, and CFMDC, and curated by GLAM collective with Noor Bhangu.
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A/CA Distinguished Speaker Series: Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

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Location

York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON M3J 1P3
Canada

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A/CA's Distinguished Speaker Series kicks off in September with "Living Archive: Archive work as social and political practice," a talk by Berlin-based film and video curator Stefanie Schulte Strathaus.
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Minding the Archive

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Location

Hamilton Artists Inc.
155 James Street North
Hamilton ON L8R 2K9
Canada

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What is an archive? Some archives are official, organised and public — historical documents housed in libraries or museums. Some archives are messy, private and personal — family letters, photographs and keepsakes stashed away in basements and attics or under the stairs. The artists in the Hamilton exhibition Minding the Archive draw on personal archives to question the politics of remembrance, heteronormativity, authority and the passage of time.
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Don’t Believe the ’69 Hype! [screening + discussion]

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2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa ON K1N 7B9
Canada

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A/CA Post-Doctoral fellow Ryan Conrad is sharing new work in Ottawa! Join us for an artist talk and panel on the mythologies and realities of the 1969 Criminal Code reform and its impact on the lives of queers, sex workers, and those seeking abortions. The event will begin with a brief talk and screening from artist/activist Ryan Conrad. Ryan’s talk will be followed by context-setting commentary from Tom Hooper, Ummni Khan and Darrah Teitel.
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69 Positions: Porter témoignage | Our Vanishing

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3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, Bureau 103
Montreal QC H2X 2K5
Canada

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Examining queer life on the 50th anniversary of 1969, this lucid, critical, and playful exhibition features archival works from the collections of VIVO Media Arts, Vidéographe, les Archives gaies du Québec, the ArQuives, and ARTEXTE, alongside works by collectives such as the Front de Libération Homosexuelle and works that flutter out of the archive by contemporary artists Hazel Meyer, David Widgington and Projet Hybris.
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The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film

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Location

Various
Hanover - Durham - Saugeen First Nation ON N4N 3B8
Canada

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This year, the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film premieres three films made in the Saugeen Takes on Film (STOF) workshop, supported by Archive/Counter-Archive. STOF is a result of a collaboration of the Saugeen First Nation Employment and Training Centre, Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, and the Film Farm.
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Book Launch & Reception - Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age

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350 King St. West, 4th Floor
Toronto ON M5V 3X5
Canada

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Join us for the book launch and reception of Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age, co-edited by Scott MacKenzie and A/CA Project Director Janine Marchessault. The book contains essays by numerous A/CA collaborators and partners, and is the “first book to trace the development of handmade and hand-processed film in its historical and contemporary contexts, and from a global perspective” (2019, McGill-Queen’s University Press).
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Exhibition: After hours Chez Madame Arthur

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A/CA Co-Applicant Jules Pidduck and A/CA Community Partner MediaQueer Database present an installation evoking the legendary bar Chez Madame Arthur (1971-1975), alongside never-before-seen photographs by Montreal photographer Suzanne Girard. After hours Chez Madame Arthur conjures the poetry, the seduction, the politics, and the fierceness of Montreal lesbian bars of the 1970s and 1980s.
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Home Made Visible - Sendoff Reception

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32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON M6J 0C9
Canada

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Join A/CA Community Partner Regent Park Film Festival for their closing event as they celebrate and commemorate the past few years of Home Made Visible. Home Made Visible works to preserve the personal history of Indigenous, Black, People of colour (IBPOC) communities and to explore how archives have the power to shape who we become and how we relate to one another. By digitizing old home movies for preservation and contributing a copy to the public archives, this Project makes these stories a part of our developing national history.
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