Upcoming Event: Bowen/Akomfrah/McNeil screening & discussion
The Gallery presents: Deanna Bowen, sum of the parts: what can be named, 2010 18 min., HD video, colour, sound, English
John Akomfrah, The Stuart Hall Project, 2013 95 min., DCP, colour, sound, English
Followed by a presentation by Dr. Daniel McNeil (Professor of History, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Carleton University)
When: Sunday, February 11, 4:30 – 7:30 pm Where: J.A. de Sève Cinema, 1400 boul. De Maisonneuve O.
This event includes a screening of Toronto-based Deanna Bowen’s sum of the parts: what can be named alongside British artist John Akomfrah’s portrait of the late sociologist and theorist Stuart Hall, The Stuart Hall Project. This program examines how the biographic, autobiographic, and documentary forms as well as research on the long term must navigate the entanglements of memory, lacuna, event and experience.
Bridging these two works, Daniel McNeil then discusses Hall’s elliptical thinking, learning from living archives, and forms of radical nostalgia.