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Imagining A Queer Eruv: A Walking Conversation
Tue July 18 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Join us for Imagining A Queer Eruv: A Walking Conversation with artist and researcher Iso E. Setel. Starting at Parc St-Viateur in Outremont, this guided conversation will take us through the Mile End by way of the neighbourhood’s back alleys and looping paths, ending in Champs des Possibles with complimentary snacks and beverages. Along the walk, Iso will be sharing their research and the work that went into creating their book, Eruv: Queer Installations of Jewish Space, while inviting attendees to reflect upon and share their experiences in queer and Jewish spaces within and beyond Montreal.
This walking conversation and its associated book examine the ways in which eruvin function as queer objects, dissolving distinctions between the public and the private, and reconditioning spatial relations. Eruv collages together text, photography, and paper-cut maps of ritual terrains to articulate how eruvin might be utilized as ritual technology in projects of queer liberation and community formation.
Iso E. Setel is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal / Tiohtiá:ke since 2017. Utilizing moving images, text, and textiles, their work addresses questions of visibility, sense and memory in documentary film and installation. Their work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Canada. In 2022 and 2023, Iso has facilitated workshops on the Jewish art of papercutting at the Museum of Jewish Montreal. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Iso received a BA in Political Studies and Electronic Media Arts from Simon’s Rock in 2017, and an MFA in Film Production from Concordia University in 2021.
Please note capacity is limited, so we encourage early registration to avoid disappointment. Copies of Eruv: Notes on Queer Installations of Jewish Space will be available for purchase at the end of the walking portion, $5 or pay-what-you-can. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to projects that support queer youth in Montreal. Books are also available to those who are unable to attend. Email Iso at email@example.com to request a copy.
Weather Policy: In the event of light rain, the tour will go on as scheduled. In the event of severe weather conditions, the tour will be rescheduled and all participants will be automatically invited to attend the rescheduled date.