Decentralized Experiences: Queer, Trans and 2s Moving-image Practices in Rural Settings
Following the screening of STILL (,) HERE – a film programme curated by B.G-Osborne to highlight rural trans and/or Two-Spirit experiences – join B.G-Osborne along with filmmaker Kennlin Barlow (Above a Grey/Green Sea, 2020) and multidisciplinary artist Gil Goletski (HOLE, 2018) for a zoom discussion. The participants will be discussing experiences creating moving-image work in more rural settings, working alone versus collaboratively, and how their environments continue to shape their identities and practices.
B.G-Osborne is a gender variant settler of Scottish and British descent originally hosted on Treaty 20 territory (Southern Ontario), currently working in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal). Osborne’s ongoing projects seek to address the complexities and revisionary potential of gender-variant representation/embodiment, and unpack/share their experiences with mental illness, neurodivergence and familial bonds. They place great importance in showcasing their work in artist run centres and non-commercial galleries across Turtle Island.
Kennlin Lake Barlow is an Indigenous filmmaker from Indian Island First Nations. They identify as Two-Spirited/Trans. Their work has been showcased at Cannes Film Festival 2017 in Short Film Corner. Right now they are in pre-production on their first feature film called “The Green Waterways”. Being a survivor of trauma and growing up with borderline autism, Kennlin has had a lifelong obsession with film since they were five years old. Even though it causes many difficulties in their life, Kennlin has managed to find a way to take out their vision of pain and love through moving imagery.
Gil Goletski is a multi-disciplinary artist living as a settler on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. They make animation, illustration, comics, print media, and music. They are currently a key member of the Vancouver based animation collective, flavourcel.
We are proud to partner with Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center (CFMDC) for this event and the screening Still(,) Here.
March 27, 5:30 pm