QALEIDOSCOPE: Queer Film On Tour by Queer City Cinemas

QALEIDOSCOPE: Queer Film On Tour by Queer City Cinemas
Location: 
Open Space
Dates: 
Friday, January 18, 2019, 8:00 pm to Saturday, January 19, 2019, 8:00 pm

Open Space is proud to present Queer City Cinema's QALEIDOSCOPE: Queer Film on Tour on January 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm.
 
QALEIDOSCOPE promotes the artistic vision of QTBIPOC Canadian media artists whose work might not otherwise be shown, so this is a great chance to see these works up close and in person.
 
Admission is by donation with a suggested donation of $5-10.
 
Featuring films by:
Kristin Li, Vivek Shraya, Jess MacCormack, Milena Salazar & Joella Cabalu, Mée Rose & Wy Joung Kou, Blair Fukumura, Kent Monkman, Clark Nikolai, Wrik Mead, Shelley Niro, David Geiss, David Ng & Jen Sungshine, Hanna Che & Harry Forbez, Diane Obomsawin, Ben Edelberg, Evelyn Pakinewatik, Diana Khong, Rob Fatal, Katharine King So, Dan McIntyre, Howard Adler, Candy Renae Fox & Leo Koziol, Thirza Cuthand.
 
View the full list of films.
 
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Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to accessibility, please contact office@openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.

QALEIDOSCOPE will feature Canadian QTBIPOC films that explore, question and play with identity to propose and investigate diverse ways of looking at sexuality, gender and race.
 
As the titles suggests, QALEIDOSCOPE: Refraction, Abstraction, and Play in Queer Media Art — will be a well-textured assemblage of images, characters, ideas, and realities that collide in fantastical, personal, and playful ways to produce an ever-changing, multi-faceted queer media art viewing experience. Some of the media artworks focus on image, sound and abstract narratives; others present information, facts, and queerforward realities; while others share the pleasure and pain of individual and collective identities. Even though experimental and artistically rigorous artworks are in abundance, and heavyhitting and thoughtful issues and topics such as feminism, race, racism, class, identity politics, community, colonization, conceptual art, politics, religion, violence, popular culture, gender and of course sexuality are provided for their important role in providing awareness and insight on many levels, transgressive and subversive play is also an important characteristic of several of the films and videos on the tour. This is in keeping with Queer City Cinema's mandate to reflect hallmarks of queer image making — in this case, film and video with a decidedly tongue-in-cheek disposition and sensibility; injecting the programming with moments of intelligent, incisive humour – film and video that pleases and appeases.
 
QALEIDOSCOPE was conceived to promote the artistic vision of QTBIPOC Canadian media artists whose work might not otherwise be shown within these urban centres in Canada. These works, though falling under the banner of 'queer', remain relevant to the broader artistic communities in each of the five cities, not only because of the subject matter broached but also because many of the artists represented float amongst multiple disciplines within the context of the media, visual and performance arts. In this sense, artistic rigour and the fluidity of experience are paramount in the programming for the tour.
 
Gary Varro
Executive and Artistic Director
Queer City Cinema Inc.