ReMIX History Panel II: Allegories of the Present
Accompanying Stan Douglas: Allegories of the Present at Griffin Art Projects, ReMIX History is a public program series including film screenings, conversations with curators and panels with artists and musicians.
This virtual panel invites four artists to talk about their practices relating to history, storytelling, and archives and explores affinities with Stan Douglas’s work as well as Black diasporic visual production. Michèle Pearson Clarke (Toronto) addresses representation and social engagement through photography, film, video, and installations, and will also share her recent experience as Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto (2019-2022). Charles Campbell (Victoria) explores Black history through his performances and sonic installations, and through his performance character Actor Boy and the Travels in Birdsong and Maroonscape projects. Michaëlle Sergile’s (Montreal) use of weaving and archives in her work questions the official historical narratives of her native Haiti as a way to rewrite histories and reinhabit spaces, while Dawit Petros (Chicago) deals with issues of colonialism, migration, space and architecture in his work, specifically Spazio Disponibile.