Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive

Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBT2Q+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

activating Canada's moving image heritage
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Survival of the Delirious, 1988, 15:00, by Michael Balser and Andy Fabo

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Working Groups

Working Groups provide a resource for the Case Studies and extend the research through papers, policy recommendations, workshops, exhibitions, and public talks.

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Working Papers Series: Jonathan Petrychyn | An Archive of Fevers

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

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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

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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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