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The I and The We, Exhibition at Videographe, Montreal

© Kirsten Leenaars, New and Definitively Improved, 2016

The I and the We


January 31 - March 2, 2019MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

OPENING Thursday, January 31, 2019 5pm

Curator: Zoë Chan With the videos of: Arnait Video Productions, Shirley Bruno, Tonia Di Risio, Kirsten Leenaars, Caroline Monnet, Alana Riley, Karen Tam, and a special collaboration Hands on Media Education.

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and Vidéographe are pleased to co-host the exhibition curated by Zoë Chan Le je et le nous/The I and the We.

This exhibition presents recent videos at the intersection of documentary and social practice. Made in close collaboration with a wide range of subjects, the featured works explore various vocally expressive platforms—interviews, show-and-tell, even song—that cultivate agency or creativity. The I and the We pays tribute to workers in a Montreal neighbourhood, young Indigenous women, Milwaukee preteens, small-town Italian housewives, ESL high school students in NYC, and other groups little noticed or seldom celebrated. With The I and the We, guest curator Zoë Chan continues her ongoing examination of storytelling, performativity, and documentary in contemporary video.


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