Date de l'événement:
A short science fiction film screening followed by a discussion on prison abolition with Amina Mohamed, Sheena Hoszko and Nasrin Himada.
Doors 7:00 pm
Film 7:30 pm (sharp!)
Discussion 8:00 pm
Come enjoy the Premiere of the short science fiction film "Emergent Visions: No Prisons!". In November 2018, a group of artists and activists got together to create a 10-minute prison abolitionist science fiction film. Building from adrienne maree brown's 'Emergent Strategy' principles, Amina Mohamed, Nikki Shaffeeullah, Lolo Sirois, Romina Hernández and Maude Matton co-created the 10-minute film about Rhonie: a prison drone who learns to develop empathy and joins the prison abolitionist movement. Re-appropriating carceral archival footage, the film is an attempt to transform state representation of prisons through comedy and satire.
The screening will be followed by a discussion on prison abolition, transformative justice and science fiction with:
Amina Mohamed is a queer Somali Muslim community organizer and educator. She is passionate about and committed to creating welcoming and inclusive communities. Her orientation towards centering inclusivity and spaces that promote safety and healing is grounded in her experiences of marginalization, poverty, erasure and occupying a disposable body. Her cultural background, lived experience and academic knowledge of the intersections of patriarchy/diaspora/poverty and systems of oppression will uniquely benefit her in this position.
Sheena Hoszko is a sculptor, anti-prison organizer, and settler living and working in Tio'tia:ke (Montréal), in Kanien'kehá:ka territory. Selected exhibitions include Centre Clark and La Centrale (Montreal), A Space (Toronto), Artspace (Peterborough), The New Gallery (Calgary), and Blackwood Gallery (Mississauga). Recent / Upcoming projects include a talk at the Queens Museum (NYC) as part of Open Engagement, and a sculptural work to be presented at the Musée d'art de Joliette (QC). Her writing has been published in M.I.C.E magazine and within the upcoming Free Inside: The Life and Work of Peter Collins, published by Ad Astra Comixs.
Nasrin Himada is a Palestinian writer, editor, and curator based in Tio'tia:ke (Montréal), in Kanien'kehá:ka territory. Their writing on contemporary art has appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Critical Signals, The Funambulist, Fuse Magazine, and MICE Magazine, among others. They are the co-editor of contemptorary.org.
Popcorn and light snacks will be provided!
Space is wheelchair accessible
Le film et la discussion seront en anglais, mais une traduction chuchotée vers le français sera offerte.