Cinenova: Sharlene Bamboat + Ali El-Darsa - Throwback

Cinenova is a non-profit womens’ film/video distributor based in London, UK. Cinenova is a source of very specific knowledge, a network and cultural community that engages directly with feminist film and video practice, and with the question of how to make this knowledge more publicly accessible. We are very pleased to present a series of events that access, activate and animate the Cinenova collection here in Toronto under the banner of Cinenova: All Hands on the Archive.

To close the month of Cinenova, we will be hosting a party at the Gladstone Hotel that will also feature a newly commissioned performance by Toronto-based artist Sharlene Bamboat responding to the Cinenova collection and the themes and ideas surrounding it. Drawing from her daily life, Sharlene Bamboat’s work in film, video and performance embodies themes of mobility and fragmented identity, migration and homeland, and how the queer body relates to architectural spaces of in-between-ness. Bamboat's performance, Throwback, will be in collaboration with Montreal-based artist Ali El Darsa, and explores the transformative nature of archiving and the intertwining histories of performance and video documentation.

The party will conclude with Rebels Rule, a screening featuring Will Munro’s films and his appearances in films, curated by G.B. Jones, Alex McClelland, Leila Pourtavaf, and Lex Vaughan for the Art Gallery of York University.