Cinenova: An Audience of Enablers Cannot Fail – February 25

Location: Feminist Art Gallery – 25 Seaforth Avenue (Side Gate)

FREE – arrive early as space is limited

Cinenova is a non-profit womens’ film/video distributor based in London, UK. Cinenova is a source of very specific knowledge, a network and cultural community that engages directly with feminist film and video practice, and with the question of how to make this knowledge more publicly accessible. We are very pleased to present a series of events that access, activate and animate the Cinenova collection here in Toronto under the banner of Cinenova: All Hands on the Archive.

Join us twice every Saturday afternoon in February at the Feminist Art Gallery in Parkdale as local artists, activists, thinkers, and educators select work from the collection for small-group presentation, viewing and facilitated discussion.

February 25

1-3 PM Michèle Pearson Clarke
Michèle Pearson Clarke is a communications professional, filmmaker and photographer who has lived in Canada for nineteen years and still misses her other home, Trinidad and Tobago. She is the director of Surrounded by Water (2003) and Black Men and Me (2006). Michèle is currently on the board of the Feminist Art Gallery.

3-5 PM Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed
Hannah Jickling is from the Canadian north and her interests include sport, outdoor recreation (queers-in-the-woods!) and education as models for performance and participation. She collaborates with Helen Reed, whose artistic practice is primarily concerned with collaborative ways of engaging specific invested communities such as Twin Peaks fans, lesbian separatists and high school art teacher candidates. They both have MFAs in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University.

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