Online Exhibition: Archival Affections [Themed Commission 2021]
Archival Affections [Themed Commission 2021]
August 27 – November 25, 2021
Presented by Trinity Square Video and supported by the EQ Bank
Curated by Karina Iskandarsjah
Archival Affections presents the 2021 Themed Commissions, which were produced over a summer residency. This year’s theme invites projects that critically look at one’s relationship to archives; both non-fiction and fictional materials that account for public, private, and cultural memory. Six artists create new digital work that speculates upon unfinished, historical narratives and buried family histories, and re-imagines the physical and metaphorical traces of lost people and places.
In this online presentation, each digital work grapples with various subjects of personal importance: 19th century Iranian imagery through a queer lens; remembering Black resistance and slavery in Canada; sonic representations of the experience of Venezuelan-Canadian diaspora; disappeared citizens of the USSR; Indo-caribbean migration; and cataloguing spaces of queer joy and pleasure in London (UK). Taking form as a transmedia, online exhibition, each work convenes a broad range of forms, including: field recording, mapping, oral narratives, 3D imaging, forensic fingerprinting, and ASMR. Archival Affections centres modalities of curiosity, speculation, and fiction to meaningfully resurrect and build upon archival material; reimagining and reclaiming the past and present as acts of survivance and resistance.
Visit www.archivalaffections.com to explore the rich subjects and dynamic presentations of this year’s 2021 Themed Commission! (launching 27th August)
Supported by EQ Bank
Trinity Square Video
401 Richmond Street West, suite 121
Toronto ON M5V 3A8
Trinity Square Video acknowledges its presence on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, Huron Wendat and the Mississaugas of the Credit, who are the original holders and caretakers of the land on which we create work.
VenueTrinity Square Video
Trinity Square Video
Trinity Square Video is a space to re-imagine media arts.
Founded in 1971, it is one of Canada’s first artist-run centres and its oldest media arts centre. We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization.
For over 45 years, Trinity Square has been a champion of media arts practices. Our activities are guided by a goal to increase our members and audiences understanding and imagination of what media arts practices can be. Trinity Square strives to create supportive environments, encouraging artistic and curatorial experimentation that challenge medium specificity through education, production and presentation supports.
There are two accessible entrances to 401 Richmond. At the northwest corner of the building, a ramp leads upward from the sidewalk to an automatic entrance onto the building’s main floor that measures 34″ wide, and with a lip that measures 1″ high. The other entrance at the northeast corner is less evident but equally, if not more, accessible. The automatic door measures 34″ wide and inside has a gradual ramp downwards which leads towards the elevators.
|Street Level without Steps
|Street Level with Steps
|Width of doorway
|Automatic Door Opener
|Vestibule at Entrance
|Width of door in Vestibule
|Automatic Door Opener in Vestibule
|Vestibule Door opens in same direction as Main door
|Single Occupancy Accessible Washroom
|Washroom Door Width
|Washroom Automatic Door Opener
|Grab Bars Beside and Behind the Toilet
|Obstructions Under the Sink
|Measurement from the Bottom of the Sink to the Floor
|Wheelchair Accessible Stall
|Wheelchair Accessible Stall in a Washroom
|Hallways & Doors
|Interior hallways width
|Doorways width in public spaces
|Public area in your space is all on one level
|Venue has a screening room / theatre
|Accessible Parking available on site