Jennifer Dysart: Brimming

Part one of Archives of Resistance: Northern Migration

Brimming (2022), Jennifer Dysart

Archives of Resistance: NORTHERN MIGRATION
Brimming exhibition by Jennifer Dysart

October 27 to December 7, 2022
Artist talk with Jennifer Dysart: November 3 at 7pm ET

Archives of Resistance: NORTHERN MIGRATION is an online exhibition that brings together a unique mix of collaborators composed of artists, designers, archivists, and educators. Together, they draw parallels between narratives of resistance across the Americas to celebrate those who are often forgotten or dismissed in colonized lands.

This project includes four online exhibitions, artist talks and workshops, which will be released one by one between October 2022 and March 2023.

The first exhibition showcases the work of Jennifer Dysart (archive researcher/artist/filmmaker). Jenniferā€™s films often include official and/or familiar archives to question the process of selection and elimination of archival materials in determining the national narrative in Canada. Her latest film Brimming (2022) will be on view online from October 27 to December 7, 2022. She will also discuss her work in an artist talk online on November 3, 2022.

Please register here for this free event

Archives of Resistance is curated by soJin Chun and programmed by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC).

Stay tuned for upcoming exhibitions in the Archive of Resistance series by The Archive of Trans Memory (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Catrileo+CarriĆ³n Community (USA/Chile), and the collaborative team of Marton Robinson (Canada/Costa Rica) and Lishan AZ (USA).

Jennifer Dysart is an archive enthusiast with a deep love of found footage and experimental filmmaking. Her film projects interrupt the colonial power of archives and represent a growing body of work that prioritizes a return home of archival materials to Indigenous communities. She was an Artist-In-Residence for Archive/Counter-Archive at Library and Archives Canada (2019) and showed Revisiting Keewatin (Biophilia Edit) as a large-scale installation projected on the outside of the Archives of Ontario building through the Art Gallery of York University for Nuit Blanche 2022. Her films Caribou in the Archive (2019), Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood (2014) and Moss Origins (2011) have screened around the world. She was born in Alberta, raised in BC, currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and has Cree roots on her Dadā€™s side from South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba, Canada. In 2014, Jennifer won the MFA thesis prize at York for her graduate work which includes Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood.

soJin Chun is a Toronto-based curator/educator/artist that explores the alternative dialogues that emerge in-between cultures and disciplines. With a focus on connecting with youth, community members, and artists, her work unpacks identities and narratives that exist outside of dominant representations. soJinā€™s diverse art practice has been informed by her personal experience living in the Korean diaspora in Bolivia and Canada. She aims to create spaces to present contemporary art that is socially engaged and relevant to everyday communities. Collaboration is an essential part of her process as she has worked extensively with under-represented communities in Canada and South America. Through International artist residencies, soJin has developed a collaborative art practice working with local communities to resist stereotypes, gentrification and displacement. Chun has participated in international film festivals such as the Oberhausen International Film Festival (2020). She has exhibited Internationally in DIY art spaces, galleries and museums. soJinā€™s video works are represented by GIV (Montreal), CFMDC (Toronto) and Vtape (Toronto). Chun has a B.A. in Applied Arts from Ryerson University and a Masters in Communications and Culture from Ryerson/York Universities.

Archives of Resistance: NORTHERN MIGRATION is supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

For questions or accessibility requests, please contact Lodoe Laura, lodoe@cfmdc.org.

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