Review: Monitor 14 Screening / Curated by Rasha Salti
A review of MONITOR 14: Adrift with the Summer Tides, an online screening of experimental video and film works curated by Rasha Salti.
The Televisual Woman's Hour
When I approach the history of television, the appliance reveals itself as a predominantly women’s medium. From cosmetic commercials to exclusive interviews to narrative melodrama, women’s television—or television catered specifically to female viewers—is formally diverse, nudging and mirroring its spectators in intimate and discerning ways. Of its many subgenres, one that offers its viewers both entertaining and pedagogical conceptions of womanhood is the soap opera.
Guest Curator: Prime Time Reverie
From cosmetic commercials to women-led talk shows to narrative melodrama, television catered to feminized viewers is a formally diverse genre, nudging, socializing, and mirroring its spectators in intimate and discerning ways. Capturing the urgent, anchoring spirit of prime time telecasts, Prime Time Reverie stages a fragmented history of television as a women’s medium.
Commissioning Editor: (re)Rites of Passage
(𝒓𝒆)𝑹𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑷𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 is a special anthology published as part of the Toronto Reel Asian Film International Film Festival’s 25th anniversary celebrations, and a follow-up to 𝘙𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘈𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘯: 𝘈𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢 𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 (published in 2007 for Reel Asian’s 10th anniversary).
Drawing inspiration from the vibrant and kinetic histories of independent publishing in Asian diaspora, the anthology features a range of critical responses from Asian Canadian media artists on the contributions, maturations and evolv...
Guest Curator, LOMAA, (Queer Frontiers): Rex vs. Singh
LOMAA is excited to welcome Aaditya Aggarwal for the seventh event in our Queer Frontiers series! Aggarwal has curated an online screening of Rex vs. Singh by Ali Kazimi, John Greyson and Richard Fung which will be available for viewing from November 21-28, 2021. Aggarwal will also host a virtual discussion on the work with all three artists!
Review: Priya Sen's Yeh Freedom Life
Priya Sen’s film captures the beating heart of an urban margin.
Program Notes | My Lovely Lunarite
A “lunarite” refers to the rocks that make up bright portions of the moon’s surface: large, luminescent craters that encroach upon darker plains. It is a critical mass of substance, overflowing, engulfing. Tangible yet out of terrestrial reach, the lunarite reminds you of your smallness; that you cannot—not typically, or with ease, at least—be flown to the moon.
So, instead of fantasizing about a lunar visit, why don’t you invite the lunarite home?
Bear in mind: this visitation will carry the...
Notes on a Warehouse: A Mythology of Rote Rearrangements
In their first major solo exhibition—and on the verge of a Berlinale spotlight—artist duo Bambitchell studies the aesthetics of camouflage
Crescent Notes: The Poet's Moon and the Undead
A meditation on moon-gazing and mortality
the moving copy
A parallel commissioned text for the exhibition "the moving copy" at TSV
The Diaspora That Never Happened
Searching for portraiture in the archives of the Komagata Maru
A Twist on the Lost Art of Letter Writing
Rookie magazine contributors Tova Benjamin and Kendra Yee work with personal correspondence to collaborate on a Toronto exhibition
“The art of letter-writing has only just come into existence.”—Virginia Woolf in “A Letter to a Young Poet”
“I want each letter to only be its own copy,” writer and poet Tova Benjamin remembers telling illustrator, sculptor and artist Kendra Yee a year ago, prior to preparing for their current exhibition of writing and mixed-media artifacts, “To Whom It May Concer...