Members-Only Exhibition Viewing

Winter 2012-13 Members-Only Exhibition Viewing

This exhibition viewing and complimentary reception will feature a tour of Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture by Métis/Algonquin filmmaker, actor, and curator Michelle Latimer and an informal talk about Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade Bohnice by indepedent curator and writer Gabrielle Moser.

Beat Nation describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works—in painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video—that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples today.

Michelle Latimer
Most recently Michelle directed and produced the short animated film Choke (2012 Genie Nomination: Best Animated Short Film). Choke premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and received the Sundance Special Jury Honorable Mention in Shortfilmmaking before going on to screen internationally. She is currently in production on the documentary feature Alias (Shaw Media) and is collaborating with acclaimed filmmaker Peter Mettler, to develop a hybrid-genre feature film about Canada’s only female, dangerous offender. In 2012 she was named among 15 producers chosen to participate in the Toronto Film Festival’s inaugural STUDIO Producers Program.

As an actor Michelle specializes in contemporary movement and has performed in groundbreaking new works with companies such as: Crow’s Theatre, Theatre Smith-Gilmour & Modern Times. In 2011 she starred in Theatrefront’s theatrical repertory production The Mill that went on to win 4 Dora Awards, including one for Best Independent Production. Most recently Michelle is playing a recurring role on Season 2 of APTN’s critically acclaimed drama Blackstone, and is an industry panelist for CBC’s Short Film Faceoff, a nationally televised series celebrating innovations in short filmmaking.

As a curator, Michelle is the senior programmer for the ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. She also programs for the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival and is a programming advisor for Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque and Regent Park Film Festival.

Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade Bohnice is an experimental documentary/video installation about the staging of Peter Weiss’s 1963 play Marat Sade at the Bohnice psychiatric hospital in Prague.

Gabrielle Moser
Gabrielle Moser is a writer and independent curator. She regularly contributes to Artforum.com, and her writing has appeared in venues including ARTnews, Canadian Art and Fillip and she has curated exhibitions for Access Gallery, Gallery TPW and Vtape. She is a PhD candidate in art history and visual culture at York University, where she also teaches

For more information about Beat Nation and Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade Bohnice, click here.

This event is open to all levels of Membership. To RSVP please contact Sarah Heim, Membership & Donor Programs Coordinator at sheim@thepowerplant.org or 416.973.4926.


L-R: Gabrielle Moser and Michelle Latimer.