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Remaking Edgware: Presentation and Video Screening
Wed February 17, 2021 @ 19:00 - 20:15
Centered around a family’s pre-war life in Leipzig and the experience of their flight path to the Caribbean, Remaking Edgware is a video artwork that aims to rediscover and reimagine a history made quiet by time, diaspora and trauma.
Remaking Edgware is grounded in the exploration of cultural and historical documents from personal and public archives. Through revisiting family stories, retrieving details from the past, and reimagining moments that might not have been committed to memory, the artist uses fact and fiction to create a dialogue between themself and the imagined voice of their grandfather. The work is an altar, an attempt to honour what we know happened, what we were told happened, and what has been left to the haze of the past.
This screening presents the first edit of the video work made through the artist’s process of observing, uncovering, debunking and writing into the silences of a family’s mythology. The event will begin with an introduction of the project by the artist, a screening component and a live Q&A.
This event is free but requires registration. Please register ahead at: http://bit.ly/RemakingEdgware
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants 2 hours prior to the event.
Remaking Edgware is an independent project developed through the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Microgrants for Creative and Cultural Exploration. The Museum of Jewish Montreal would like to thank the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, and the Community Innovation Fund for their generous support of this program. The Community Innovation Fund is financed in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program –Children and Families Component and is part of the Action Plan for Official Languages –2018-2023: Investing in Our Future. The fund is managed by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).
naakita feldman-kiss is a queer artist and writer of mixed roots based in Montreal. Through video and audio installations, their art practice considers storytelling as a site to explore inheritance, mythology, personal and collective memory, and experiences of diaspora. Recent presentations of their works include; MoMA PS1 (New York, NY), Trinity Square Video (Toronto, ON), Knot Project Space (Ottawa, ON), Mémoire de l’Avenir (Paris, FR), and EXPRESSION (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC). Their work can be found at www.naakitafeldmankiss.com