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Invisible Footprints 0.3: Life To Art: Retracing Footprints Across Generations
Symposium and Video Screening

February 15, 2020
Toronto Media Arts Centre (32 Lisgar Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto)
2pm-9pm

This event is free and open to all.
TMAC is wheelchair accessible.

Invisible Footprints (IF) is proud to present, Life To Art: Retracing Footprints Across Generations, our video screening and symposium event. For the past six months, IF has been working with a group of youth artists to explore different facets of Toronto’s LGBTQ East and Southeast Asian communities, histories and identities. Having participated in our two workshops and four public forums, these artists have been connecting with ‘elders’ within the community, tracking down archival materials and learning the various ways veteran activists, artists and community members have organized or represented themselves. Please join us on February 15 for the premiere screening of the video works the artists have produced in response to both these issues as well as their own independent investigations.

Programs:
– Reception
– Video Screening: premiere of video works by Youth Artists
– Artist Talk: featured artists will speak about their videos and research process. Talk will be followed by audience Q&A
– Intergenerational Panel: dialogues between ‘elders’ and youth artists sharing community/life experiences and having them be inspiration for art. Panel will be followed by audience Q&A

Doors Open: 2pm
Screening: 2:45pm – 4pm
Artist Talk: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Keynote / Panel (featuring longtime community members and youth artists): 6pm – 7pm
Repeat Screening 7:45pm – 9pm

Reception in between programs. Light refreshments will be served.

Featured Youth Artists:
Amanda Ann-Min Wong
Becca Wijshijer
Dinaly Joyce Tran
Kaythi
Rui Liu
Tyler J Sloane
Vale

Artist Talk Moderator:
Khanh Tudo

Special Guest Panelists:
Jo SiMalaya Alcampo
Nancy Seto
Tamai Kobayashi

Panel Moderator:
Vince Ha

Project Coordinators:
En Tze
Ron Siu

IF Advisory Team:
Aries Cheung
Alan Li
Katherine Chun
Keith Wong
Nancy Seto

Workshop Facilitators 2019:
Alan Li
Aries Cheung
Eugene Nam
Vince Ha

Forum Speakers 2019:
Lisa Valencia-Svensson
Richard Fung
Tamai Kobayashi
Tricia Hagoriles
Ysabel M. Lopez

Funded by ArtReach Toronto (supported by the Toronto Arts Council)
Supported by the Asian Community AIDS Services

Since 2017, Invisible Footprints is a series of multi-generational projects that aim to celebrate the history of Toronto’s East and Southeast Asian LGBTQ+ movements. By revisiting the footprints of artists, activists, academics, and groups like Asian Lesbians of Toronto and Gay Asians Toronto, we highlight the milestones of our social activism while continuing to explore the untold stories of our communities. We hope these projects will provide opportunities for open dialogue among the different generations of LGBTQ+ Asians in Toronto. More importantly, we want to remind community members that if we do not collect our stories, preserve our collective memories or celebrate the contributions of our pioneers and heroes, who will? And if we leave these tasks in the hands of others, how will we be represented?

Poster for Invisible Footprints Symposium and Video Screening on Feb 15, 2pm - 9pm at the Toronto Media Arts Centre