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Cinenova is a non-profit womens’ film/video distributor based in London, UK. Cinenova is a source of very specific knowledge, a network and cultural community that engages directly with feminist film and video practice, and with the question of how to make this knowledge more publicly accessible. We are very pleased to present a series of events that access, activate and animate the Cinenova collection here in Toronto under the banner of Cinenova: All Hands on the
An initiative of the Feminist Art Gallery, The Power Plant and the Art Gallery of York University, in conjunction with their retrospective exhibition Will Munro: History, Glamour, Magic, running 11 January – 11 March, 2012.
To close the month of Cinenova, we will be hosting a party at the Gladstone Hotel that will also feature a newly commissioned performance by Toronto-based artist Sharlene Bamboat responding to the Cinenova collection and the themes and ideas surrounding it. Drawing from her daily life, Sharlene Bamboat’s work in film, video and performance embodies themes of mobility and fragmented identity, migration and homeland, and how the queer body relates to architectural spaces of in-between-ness. Sharlene’s work has been shown internationally, and she also programs for SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) in Toronto.
The party will conclude with a screening entitled Rebels Rule devoted to Will Munro's films, curated by G.B. Jones, Alex McClelland, Leila Pourtavaf, and Lex Vaughan for the Art Gallery of York University.