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Biophilia: Artist and Archive | Nuit Blanche, October 1, 2022

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York University
4700 Keele St
Toronto ON M3J 1P3
Canada

Event Description
As part of the broader Streams~ event, and in collaboration with the Archives of Ontario and the AGYU, Archive/Counter-Archive is organizing six media art installations across the Keele campus. Five of these will be united under the exhibition title, Biophilia: Artist and Archive, with the sixth being tied to the launch of CineMobilia, a new mobile infrastructure dedicated to digitizing archival moving image material.
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Activating an Archive: Margaret Perry and the Nova Scotia Film Bureau

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Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue
Halifax NS B3H 1W4
Canada

Event Description
Join us for three nights of events to mark the digital release of the career work of Margaret Perry, the filmmaker and director who made over 50 films for the Nova Scotia Film Bureau (1945-1969). These promotional films depict the province as a site of tourism, industry, labour, and heritage and are complex artifacts that articulate and reflect understandings of government policy, cultural discourse, as well as Perry’s own perspectives and artistic voice.
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Book Launch | Holding Ground: Nuit Blanche and Other Ruptures

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Artscape Daniels Launchpad
East Tower, 130 Queens Quay E, 4th Floor
Toronto ON M5A 0P6
Canada

Event Description
Commemorating the 15-year history of Nuit Blanche, Holding Ground: Nuit Blanche and Other Ruptures is an edited collection by artists, scholars, curators and contributors that considers Nuit Blanche in Canada and abroad. Through personal reflections, dialogues, and projects, the essays and images in this full-colour volume generate a multi-perspectival view of Nuit Blanche, which has spanned numerous urban centres and forged countless community relations, in a volume that brings together historical, contemporary and future-oriented understandings of this large-scale public art event. Hosted by Nuit Blanche and the City of Toronto with PUBLIC Books.
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Symposium: In Visible Colours Remediated 2022

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2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver BC V5M 1Y8
Canada

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Originally held in Vancouver from November 15th-19th, 1989, the ground-breaking event, In Visible Colours: An International Women of Colour and Third World Women Film/Video Festival and Symposium was co-founded by Zainub Verjee and Lorraine Chan in partnership with Women in Focus and National Film Board. With over 100 films and videos from 28 countries, In Visible Colours emerged amid socio-political upheaval of the late 1970s and 1980s that foregrounded race and gender and the politics of cultural difference. Thirty years later, we bring together some of the original participants of IVC, alongside students, researchers, curators and contemporary producers. The event — organized in collaboration with VIVO Media Arts Centre, the Archive/Counter Archive project, and the Vulnerable Media Lab (Queen's University) — is planned as an inter-generational, multi-sited gathering.
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Aug 24: Floating Relics: A Cinematic Walkshop in Search of Niagara

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

Event Description

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. 

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Aug 5–11: The Archive as Commemoration, an online screening program curated by Mahlet Cuff for the8fest

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The Archive as Commemoration is an online screening program curated by A/CA member Mahlet Cuff for the8fest (Aug 5–11, 2022). This program is focused on artists who use 8mm film to explore diasporic histories, memory, and familial stories. Presenting films by Hagere Selam Zegeye-Gebrehiwot, Sonya Mwambu, Nesanet Teshager Abegaze, and Akosua Adoma Owusu.
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