Memory, Urgency, and Performing the Archive: An Artist talk part of Female Voices organize by Lisa Steele


MOCA has invited artist and writer Lisa Steele to organize a series of talks and screenings that intersect, interact, or just plain act up with the lively resonances that exist between the iconic contemplations of Chantal Akermanand the deeply, contemporary investigations of Basma Alsharif.


Talk March 8, 7pm

Anique Jordan speaks about her work as an artist, a curator and a writer in Memory, Urgency, and Performing the Archive.

Talk March 15, 7pm

Serena Lee speaks about her work in video and performance in a talk entitled And Other Imaginary Lines.

Talk & Screening March 22, 7pm

Moyra Davey presents her film Hemlock Forest (2016) which has a very explicit connection to Akerman’s 1977 work News From Home.

Talk March 29, 7pm

Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue speak on their collaborative work as artists, curators and founders of FAG (Feminist Art Gallery) in a talk entitled Hers Is Still a Dank Cave.


Public Programs featured during the exhibitions of Chantal Akerman and Basma Alsharif are co-presented by Images Festival.

Toronto based Lisa Steele works in video, photography, film and performance as well as writing and curating on video and media arts. Her videotapes have been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally and some of Steele’s best known work has focused on the female body and its depiction in film. With long-time collaborator Kim Tomczak, she co-founded Vtape; and is a recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Achievement Award and the “Long Haul” Untitled Art Award, and, with Tomczak, the Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Visual and Media Arts.


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