a map for this place: 43º73 n, 79º61 w
With works by Amanda Amour-Lynx, Kiera Boult & Delilah Rosier, Stefana Fratila, Mz. Icar, and Victoria McKenzie
Curated by Safia Siad
Closing reception: Thursday, October 18 – 6-9 PM
North Space Gallery - LRC Atrium, Humber College North Campus
As the air grows chilly, Humber Galleries celebrates the closing of our exhibition a map for this place with a performance by sound artist Stefana Fratila. Fratila will perform using Durere, her études for 6 weights, as a starting place. This piece, Durere(translated from Romanian: Pain), is a re-mixable instrument that weaves together interactivity and disability against the backdrop of an ever-evolving ‘future’ using sound and 3D-printed models of the weights the artist uses every day for her chronic illness.
The evening will also include an opportunity to see the rest of our September/October exhibition a map for this place. Curated by Maddie Alexander and Safia Siad across both our North Space and L Space galleries, the exhibition addresses different ways of learning within and outside of an institution. From many angles, the artists work through mentorship and storytelling, learning or teaching through our bodies, and how to imagine different spaces and structures. Works include a virtual reality video about navigating school, textile works engaging connectivity and the learning that happens over hair braiding, wax bean plants growing out of textbooks full of history badly in need of revising, queer memes, a video piece of dancers unlearning, and an interactive piece using sound, video and 3D-printed models of the weights used every day for the artist’s chronic illness; among others.
Stefana Fratila is a Romanian-born composer, sound artist and writer based in Toronto, Canada. Since 2012, she has been creating sound work for dance, theatre, and public gallery spaces, including “december 6th 1989” (in memory of the women killed twenty-nine years ago at École Polytechnique in Montréal) and “no history” (written as a gesture towards bearing witness to ongoing colonial violence and as an enactment of settler-shame). She recently finished her Master’s in Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Over the years, she has received critical acclaim for her artistic work by various media outlets, including: Exclaim, The FADER, Vice, and xlr8r.