Vtape Partnership Project with the Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora: Program #2 Conclusion

Hamartia by Louise Liliefeldt, 2001


The conclusion of this phase of our inaugural partnership project with Dr. Andrea Fatona’s Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora

WEDNESDAY March 23, 2022 @7PM EDT
On-line screening of Hamartia, Louise Liliefeldt, 2001, 11:00
Followed by a LIVE conversation between curator Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa, and artists Tanya Evanson, Donna James, Karen Miranda Augustine and Nadine Valcin, moderated by Dr. Fatona.

From January through March 2022, we have presented two programs that launch our partnership with Dr. Fatona’s Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora. Working with two talented emerging curators, Temple Marucci-Campbell and Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa – both 4th year undergraduates from OCADU – these programs draw from the holdings of both Vtape and our sister organization the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. Both curators have found titles that are historically significant as well as super contemporary to reveal the aspirations and the strength of Black Canadian media artists.

All of these events have been presented on the Vtape website. www.vtape.org

One title from each program is presented each Wednesday at 7PM EDT and continues to be available for the following week until the next title rolls out. Each program begins with a LIVE ON-LINE introduction by the emerging curator followed by the first title in her program. After the final title plays, there will be a LIVE ON-LINE conversation between the curator and featured artists.

We are thrilled to announce that several hundred viewers have already tuned in for Temple Marucci-Campbell’s program, and we are confident that Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa’s will be equally successful in engaging viewers.


curated by Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa

In her program, Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa brings together video works that explore the relationship between language and the senses as constructions of knowledge. Through videos of poetry, dance, oral history, and documentary, layers of thought are uncovered, giving form to the immaterial nature of language. Tell the Body explores the capacity for language, the immaterial, to be given physical form within the body through Afro-diasporic experience. The program touches on the capacity for the immaterial to inform the physical, producing ways of knowing that are sensuous in nature and exist in material form only within individual bodies, returning to a space of liminality as they are passed from one to another. FG-B

Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa is a Nigerian-Canadian writer, curator, and interdisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto. Her writing engages care theory, community, afro-futurism, and the archive. Her art practice and research centre Afro-diasporic experience to build an understanding of the ways archives of physical and immaterial knowledge are constructed in the Black community.