Outlasting the Tides: Who + What is Missing from the Queer Archive?

  • Event

Outlasting the Tides: Who + What is Missing from the Queer Archive?

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:30 to 19:30

MediaQueer.CA (The Queer Media Database Canada-Québec) cordially invites you to an intimate salon event

“Outlasting the Tides: Who + What is Missing from the Queer Archive?” at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery (5865 Gorsebrook, Room 199, Halifax) on Wednesday, June 15, (5:30PM, ending at 7:30PM). Facilitated by MediaQueer Coordinator Jordan Arseneault. FREE, all are welcome, RSVP recommended.

Note: The salon will take place immediately before our 8PM screening of Rodrigue Jean’s Full Blast (1999, 95 min) and Dana Inkster’s Welcome to Africville (1999, 15 min) at the SMU Sobey Building, room 255, (located at 903 Robie Street, in Halifax) in collaboration with OUTeast and the SMU Art Gallery.

This salon is inspired by the “Wikipedia edit-a-thon” style discussion and research creation brainstorm around the artists and works that Haligonians feel should orient new entries into our database, www.mediaqueer.ca in 2016. Our newly launched online database of over 400 artists and over 1250 moving image works is an expansive reflection of Canada’s queer film and video output, but not an exhaustive one. We recognize that being indexed in archives and databases can lead to artworks being more likely to be programmed, preserved and appreciated. So who is missing from our queer archive? Which artworks and artists would you like to tell us about, for posterity and for pleasure? What about a little Vimeo party of your favorite Halifax or Maritime artists you would like to show and tell? Or your own?

Open to artists, educators, cinephiles, students of queerness and anyone interested in Canada and Québec’s queer moving image history and contemporaneity. Please RSVP to: mediaqueer@concordia.ca   or call Jordan Arseneault at 514-848-2424 x5756 by June. 13 (registration not required. Snacks and refreshments will be served).

MediaQueer.ca is:

The Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project maintains a dynamic online catalogue of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) Canadian film, video and digital works, their makers, and related institutions. Our website, MEDIAQUEER.CA is a bilingual online research and curatorial tool that provides free access to researchers, students, artists, academics, curators, cinephiles, critics, and community members to a rich array of art historical and biographical information about queer moving image works from the 1930s to today looking to program, enjoy, and explore hundreds of works from this diverse encyclopedia. FB:  https://www.facebook.com/MEDIAQUEER/