Intersections | Cross-Sections 2021 Conference: Futurities
Choosing Real Safety: A Historic Declaration to Divest from Policing and Prisons and Build Safer Communities for All
Art Prompt Monthly
This year I'm participating in Art Prompt Monthly on Instagram. This is a project started by Kerri Reid in which a group of 11 artists from across the globe create artworks based on a monthly prompt. The artists are: Adalgisa Campos (she, her), Anahita Jamali Rad (they, them), Anna Binta Diallo (she, her), Ash Ferlito (sher, her), Brecken Hancock (she, her), Julia R Hyde (she, her), Kerri Reid (she, her), Momoko Usami (she, her), Sawako Tanizawa (she, her), Shary Boyle (she, her), Sydney Hermant (she, her), and me! Last month, Kerri Reid started us off with a prompt involving wood. You can view my contribution here. Anyone outside of the original artists can participate, so please join in on the fun! The next prompt is by Momoko Usami and I am so excited to start working on it. Keep your eyes out for this month's creation!
Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies: Volume 4 - Issue 2
My article 'Materializing Voice: A Diasporic Lineage of Flour, Spice, and Hair' in 'From Indenture to Double Diaspora: Music, Film, and Visual Art of the Indian Caribbean' edited by Christopher Ballengee and Darrell Baksh is available for you to read now. I am beyond thrilled to have my work situated alongside this phenomenal group of writers. Please show your support by reading this MARLAS Issue and sharing widely.
Photo by Clare Rae
The Conclusion of Galvanized Suns
GalvanizedSuns successfully live streamed Orbits 1, 2 and 3 between Oct. 15 – 17. We couldn’t be prouder of our curatorial debut in Canada as Diasporic Futurisms and are eternally grateful to everyone involved.
We would like to extend a massive thank you to Subtle Technologies for mentoring us through this event. We’d also like to express an enormous amount of gratitude to the Canada Council for the Arts for helping to fund this endeavor through the CBC Digital Originals Grant. Diasporic Futurisms would also like to share our unending gratitude to the all of the phenomenal artists featured in this program. You helped make our vision come to life beyond what we could have anticipated for. Thank you to: Aisha and Anda Ali, Ana Luisa Bernardez Notz, Michaela Bridgemohan, Jonathan Chan-Choong, Antonio Coello, Luis Navarro Del Angel, Roya DelSol, Kanika Gordon, Queen Kukoyi, Olivia McGilchrist, Jean-Pierre Marchant, Sarah Mo, Marc Ngui, Kofi Oduro, and Faune Ybarra. Last, but not least, thank you to everyone who tuned in during Galvanized Suns! Your views made putting this event together that much more exciting.
The next few months involve diving back into the grant writing process, through the mentorship of Subtle Technologies, in preparation for next year’s programming initiatives. We wish everyone a safe and healthy new year. Please keep an eye out for more news regarding next year’s events here on our website, Instagram, or via Subtle Technologies fb page.
Galvanized Suns Call for Submissions
Hey y'all! Adrienne Matheuszik and I are curating our first event as the collaborative duo: Diasporic Futurisms. We're looking for art that can be optimised for online purposes for a three day event in October. The program is based around the theme of Caribbean and Latin American futurisms of the diaspora in Canada. So, if you or someone you know has work that would fit this theme please be sure to submit and share! More details can be found on Aikmbo, the fb event page and our website. Submissions are due on August 31, 2020 by 11:59pm. Spread the word and share widely! This is a paid gig!
Adrienne Matheuszik and I have formed a collaborative curatorial endeavour named Diasporic Futurisms. We've been selected to be part of Subtle Technologies' 2020 Curatorial Mentorship Program. Keep an eye out for more details soon to come!
Uncommon Senses III: The Future of the Senses
Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Uncommon Senses III conference I was meant to present in has been postponed until May 2021.
Feminist Art Fest: Narrative Healing
Registration is now open for Toronto's Feminist Art Collective's Feminist Art Fest, taking place at OCADU in March 5-7, 2020. There will be an Exhibition, Film Night, Market, and Conference. Visit here for program and tickets.
I'm excited to be participating in this year's Feminist Art Fest in Toronto. I will be speaking on a panel called 'Keeping it Corporeal' and performing 'Cartography' on March 7th. Register now to hear me speak and see me perform.