Queer Frontiers Series

Queer Frontiers Series 2022-02-24T18:06:13-05:00

LOMAA’s Queer Frontiers series is back!

Queer Frontiers critically reflects on Canada’s 50th anniversary celebration of the purported “decriminalization” of homosexuality in the country. Serving as a counter to the state revelries, LOMAA will host nine artists, artist duos or curators who have established practices post-legislation and who remain on the frontiers of Canadian queer media. This project centres queer narratives and praxis as a means to interrogate historical representation and continue fortifying queer futures within this country.

For more background information please visit: https://anti-69.ca/

Complete details for each event below will be posted as the event date approaches.

March 15 – March 21, 2021
Artist: Adrian Stimson
Presented in collaboration with Museum London.
The event will feature an online screening and a virtual artist talk.

April 25 – May 1, 2021
Artist: Jess MacCormack
The event will feature an online screening and a virtual artist talk.

August 6 – 16, 2021
Artists: Laihn Hrafn and Rin Vanderhaeghe 
The event will feature an online screening and a prerecorded artist talk.

August 26 – August 28, 2021
Artists: Gislina Paterson and Dasha Plett
Presented in collaboration with Video Pool Media Arts Centre.
The event will feature two live, online performances and a virtual artist talk.
Update October 2021: The video recordings of the August performance and artist talk are now available for viewing on LOMAA’s Vimeo page until October 11, 2021. Click the artists’ names above to access the links to the videos.

October 24 – 31, 2021 
Artist: James Knott
Presented in collaboration with Artlab Gallery.
The event will feature an online screening and a virtual artist talk.
Update November 1, 2021: The video recording of the artist talk with James is now available for viewing until November 4, 2021 on LOMAA’s Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/641372205

November 7 – 14, 2021
Artist: Steve Reinke
Presented in collaboration with Pleasure Dome.
The event will feature an online screening and a virtual artist talk.
Update November 15, 2021: The video recording of the artist talk with Steve is now available for viewing until November 17, 2021 on LOMAA’s Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/641372205

November 21 – 28, 2021
Curator Aaditya Aggarwal with Artists Ali Kazimi, John Greyson and Richard Fung
The event will feature an online screening and a virtual artist talk.
Update January 18, 2022: The video recording (with ASL and closed captioning available) of the discussion between Rex vs. Singh curator Aaditya Aggarwal and artists Ali Kazimi, John Greyson and Richard Fung is available for viewing until Friday, January 21, 2022 on LOMAA’s Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/667073524. The event listing itself has also been updated to include a list of Aaditya’s thematically related recommended readings and media.

December 11, 2021
Artists: Daniella Sanader, Fan Wu, and Serena Lee
This event will feature a free online workshop with all three artists.

Date: This event has been postponed and the new date will be posted here once it has been set.
Film Program: “Lifelines”

The final event in the series will feature a selection of films from across the Canadian queer media spectrum that have been recommend by participating artists in our Queer Frontiers series. Join us in celebrating queer moving image history by watching this selection of influential works. This event is presented in collaboration with Vtape.

***

LOMAA would like to thank Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the London Arts Council for their support of this series and for their continued backing.