articule is proud to join the first Canadian tour of the Black Radical Imagination short films programme initiated by SAW Video (Ottawa). The 2015 edition, entitled Reclamation of the Black Body, examines the reclamation of the black body through new media and experimental storytelling.
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Screening followed by short Q&A with the curators, in English with French whispered translation available
About Black Radical Imagination
Curated by Erin Christovale (Los Angeles) and Amir George (Chicago), Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. Focusing on new stories within the African Diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision of post-modern society through the state of current black culture. An artistic movement and school of thought, Black Radical Imagination focuses on aesthetics of AfroFuturism, AfroSurrealism, and the magnificent through the context of cinema.
Erin Christovale is a curator based in Los Angeles focusing on film/video within African Diaspora. She graduated with a B.A. from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and currently works at Film Independent. She also works with a collective of creative and heady thinkers called Native Thinghood promoting young, upcoming artists of colour.
Amir George is a motion picture artist and film curator from Chicago. His video work and curated programs have been screened in festivals and galleries across the US, Canada and Europe. In addition to founding The Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, Amir was founding programmer of Black Cinema House, a residential cinema space on Chicago’s south side. Amir currently teaches and produces media with youth through Chicagoland.
As part of The Other Film Festival (OFF), a discussion on the idea of otherness in artistic creation (especially film and video) will be hosted by writer and curator Nasrin Himada (Montreal), with the curators of Black Radical Imagination Erin Christovale (Los Angeles) and Amir George (Chicago), and Sharlene Bamboat, Artistic Director of SAVAC (Toronto). The discussion will follow the Monitor 11 screening.
articule is proud to partner, for the fifth consecutive year, with the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC) to present Monitor 11 : South Asian Experimental Film & Video. Titled These Monsters are Real and curated by Azar Mahmoudian (Tehran) and Leila Pourtavaf (Toronto), this edition questions how trauma haunts us and reflects on the increasing social anxieties about environmental catastrophies, current geopolitical crises and global tragedies.