For the month of February, FAG is joining forces with the Art Gallery of York University and the Power Plant to present: Cinenova: All Hands on the Archive.

Cinenova is a London-based, volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to the distribution of films and videos made by women. Cinenova is a cultural community and network for feminist film and video practice, but beyond that, it is an activist platform for making these practices known and publically accessible.
All Hands on the Archive develops a dialogue between the work in the Cinenova collection and Toronto’s long-rooted feminist and queer histories as a means to access, activate, and animate both. Here is what is going to happen:
February 3 @ The Department, 1389 Dundas Street West at 7 PM screening curated by Cinenova Working Group member Emma Hedditch.

Every Saturday in February at FAG, An Audience of Enablers Cannot Fail takes place from 1 to 5 PM, with local artists, activists who will animate the Cinenova collection from their particular point of view, selecting work for collective viewing and group discussion:

February 4: Midi Onodera and Lisa Steele
February 11: Natalie Kouri-Towe and Logan MacDonald & Hazel Meyer
February 18: Syrus Marcus Ware and Chase Joynt
February 25: Michèle Pearson Clarke and Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed

Closing Party
March 4 Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West)
8 PM commissioned performance by Sharlene Bamboat in response to Cinenova’s work and working methodologies, locating them within the conditions and contexts of Toronto.

9 PM The performance is followed by Rebels Rule a screening curated by Toronto’s G.B. Jones, Alex McClelland, Leila Pourtavaf, and Lex Vaughn featuring Will Munro’s films and his appearances in films.

Cinenova: All Hands on the Archive is an initiative of the AGYU, FAG, the Feminist Art Gallery, and The Power Plant and celebrates the affinities of our collective winter programming that includes The Power Plant’s exhibition Coming After (10 December, 2011 – 4 March, 2012) and the Art Gallery of York University exhibition Will Munro: History, Glamour, Magic (11 January-11 March, 2012).

* Details for each event under the headings “The Power Plant, AGYU and FAG” at the top of the page

Free admission to all events!

Cinenova: Closing Party and Performance

Mar 4, 2012. 8PM. FREE

Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West

To close the month of Cinenova, we will be hosting a party at the Gladstone Hotel that will also feature a newly commissioned performance by Toronto-based artist Sharlene Bamboat responding to the Cinenova collection and the themes and ideas surrounding it. Drawing from her daily life, Sharlene Bamboat’s work in film, video and performance embodies themes of mobility and fragmented identity, migration and homeland, and how the queer body relates to architectural spaces of in-between-ness. Bamboat’s performance, Throwback, will be in collaboration with Montreal-based artist Ali El Darsa, and explores the transformative nature of archiving and the intertwining histories of performance and video documentation.

8 PM commissioned performance by Sharlene Bamboat in response to Cinenova’s work and working methodologies, locating them within the conditions and contexts of Toronto.

9 PM The performance is followed by Rebels Rule a screening curated by Toronto’s G.B. Jones, Alex McClelland, Leila Pourtavaf, and Lex Vaughn featuring Will Munro’s films and his appearances in films.

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