CURRENT & ECU Resonance Series presents: jamilah malika abu-bakare

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Integrated Motion Studio at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

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CURRENT & ECU Resonance Series presents: jamilah malika abu-bakare

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Join jamilah malika abu-bakare Thursday September 16th 6:30pm for an artist talk, QnA and sneak peek of her curatorial debut AURAL ALTERITIES. Sound art is all to often associated to cis, white, tech-heavy sound bros, in the gallery, curriculums and, as a result, the social imagination. Meanwhile BIPOC women sound artist access and are accessed through sound art as a space free of the visual representation that almost always demeans and diminishes them through the dominant gaze. As such, jamilah employs sound art for fugitivity, a creative possibility for liberation by making the viewer into a listener and all that implies. Learn more about her philosophy and practice as well as the artists featured in the AURAL ALTERITIES online exhibit launching September 24th. Both the talk and exhibit intend to make sound art accessible to underrepresented, emerging sound artists by offering the concepts and resources jamilah wished were available early in her artistic studies.

jamilah malika abu-bakare is an artist and writer contemplating refusal, repetition, dedication and intimacy through sound art, video essay, text off page and/or installation. whatever the form, she centres Black women with care and tends toward listening over looking. her work has played or shown from Berlin to LA and across Canada including Contemporary Field Gallery (Vancouver,) Circuit Gallery (Toronto) and Artscape (Peterborough). her writing most recently appeared in Canadian Art magazine.

CURRENT is an intersectional and multidisciplinary initiative which began in 2017 as an annual multi-day event featuring artistic and educational programming for and by women, nonbinary people, and artists of colour. In 2019, CURRENT evolved into a 3-day mentorship program to train future cultural producers with local internship opportunities. www.currentsymposium.com

COVID-19 Safety Protocol- Masks are required. The max capacity of the space is 50 people. If you think you may have COVID-19, isolate yourself at home and visit the BC government's self-assessment tool or call 8-1-1. For more information on ECU's COVID-19 protocols visit here.

We gratefully acknowledge that we are guests on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

We thank City of Vancouver Cultural Services for supporting our project.


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