Events & Gatherings
Jessica Karuhanga, ground and cover me
ground and cover me engages with the physical and figurative contours of the institutional space. Karuhanga enacts gradual movements that are intuitive and deliberate responses to the walls, windows and ground. This piece is a choreographic rupture to institutional spaces that otherwise insist upon Black queer people’s disappearance.
Artist talk with performance to follow
Admission by donation; free for members
Presented in partnership with Queer City Cinema
Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.
February 11 at 2:00PM
Qaleidoscope is a touring project by Queer City Cinema featuring Queer and QTBIPOC films and performance that explore, question and play with identity to propose and investigate diverse ways of looking at sexuality, gender and race. As the title suggests, Qaleidoscope, is a well-textured assemblage of images, ideas, and realities that collide in fantastical, personal, and playful ways to produce an ever-changing, multi-faceted queer film and performance art viewing experience.
About the Artist
Jessica Karuhanga is a first-generation Canadian artist of British-Ugandan heritage whose work addresses issues of cultural politics of identity and Black diasporic concerns through lens-based technologies, writing, drawing and performances. Through her practice she explores individual and collective concerns of Black subjectivity: illness, rage, grief, desire and longing within the context of Black embodiment.
She was the 2020 – 2021 recipient of Concordia University’s SpokenWeb Artist/Curator In Residence Fellowship. Karuhanga has presented her work at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (2021), SummerWorks Lab (Toronto, 2020), The Bentway (Toronto, 2019), Nuit Blanche (Toronto, 2018), Onsite Gallery (Toronto, 2018) and Goldsmiths University (London, UK, 2017). Karuhanga’s writing has been published by C Magazine, BlackFlash, Susan Hobbs Gallery and Fonderie Darling.