articule’s Movie Nights are a series of film screenings presented by members of the centre as a way to learn about their individual practices and to raise some funds for articule. All are welcome!
As part of a screening of Holy Hell by Will Allen (2016), Jamie Ross and Tina Carlisi will share their research and recent art projects that deal with utopian visions from the mid-20th century to the present. They will serve Kool-Aid (virgin and cocktail versions!).
Both artists work with historical notions and instances of practical forms of utopian thinking. Jamie's work frequently deals with earth-based new religious movements and he is a Radical Faerie, member of a movement of queer people who make community at communally-stewarded land projects in the woods of North America. They will look at the roots of queer-only, women-only land projects and their importance. Tina’s work often draws inspiration from radical (art) histories and experimental utopian forms such as communes and alternative education models, conceptually investigating the notion of free as it relates to an idea, ideal or desire. They will talk about what is so interesting about cults and communes and the sociology of micro-utopias from the past to those existing today, as well as experiments in separatism (like the alternative community in the film).
Jamie Ross is an artist and Faerie. He works as a professional diviner and chaplain with pagans incarcerated in Quebec. Creating and documenting queer community based on a sincere engagement with magic, grafting himself onto the rich artistic traditions of his cultural and biological ancestors is fundamental. He has been a member of articule since 2011 and currently sits on the Board of Directors.
Tina Carlisi is an artist and doctoral student in Fine Arts. Deeply inspired by the notion of possibility, her practice is at the intersections of print, actions and encounters. She is interested in ways art can provide a utopian space to express an imaginary, incite action, or foster social forms. She is a recent member of articule.
Holy Hell (2016, 1h 43m, Will Allen, dir.)
PWYC (pay-what-you-can) with popcorn and drinks on site.
articule's gallery and washroom are partially wheelchair accessible.