V&R Exhibition


Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto

Stefan Hegerat is one of my favourite jazz drummers in the city. Parade is his new project, which is inspired by his work organizing in the climate and racial justice movements. His music is equal parts grief and joy, presented against a groovy, lush, synth pop backdrop.

Early in the year, he approached me to collaborate and I took it as an opportunity to explore a video component to my Public Displays of Affection series on makeshift memorials, which is still in progress. For his trio's Tranzac performance, I created a video projection using my source photos and plan to re-edit for distribution.

Yunjin Claire Lee
Yoni Newman

with poetry by Daniel Sarah Karasik

Stefan Hegerat (drums)
Laura Swankey (vocals)
Chris Pruden (synthesizers)
with video projection by Karen Miranda Augustine

Image still from video 'i call myself'

Tell the Body

Curated by Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa
Presented by Vtape & the Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora

Drawing from the holdings of Vtape and the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, titles that are historically significant as well as super contemporary to reveal the aspirations and the strength of Black Canadian media artists were chosen for this program.

Through videos of poetry, dance, oral history, and documentary, layers of thought are uncovered, giving form to the intangible nature of language. Tell the Body explores the capacity for language, the immaterial, to work with the senses, the physical, in forming generational knowledge within the body through Afro-diasporic experience.

Katrin Bowen and Tanya Evanson
Almost Forgot My Bones, 2004 (5:00 mins)

Donna James
Maigre Dog, 1990 (7:50 mins)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 7:00 p.m. ET
Karen Miranda Augustine
I call myself, 2001 (2:30 mins)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 7:00 p.m. ET
Nadine Valcin
Emergence, 2017 (6:35 mins)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 7:00 p.m. ET
Dawn Wilkinson
Dandelions, 1995 (5:30 mins)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 7:00 p.m. ET
Louise Liliefeldt
Hamartia, 2001 (11:00 mins)

Live online conversation between Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa and featured artists from the program, moderated by Dr. Andrea Fatona.

Visit Vtape's website to view a recording of the discussion.