Filmed Performance Screening: “Fugue (Da Montréal)”

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Gabrielle Civil, still from Fugue (Da Montréal) (2014), image courtesy of the artist and Starr Rien.

Gabrielle Civil 
Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, 7pm EST


In preparation for Gabrielle Civil’s artist talk on Friday, January 15th @ 7pm EST, Civil’s 2014 performance Fugue (Da Montréal) (13:13) will be screened via Zoom and followed by a virtual discussion moderated by the exhibition’s curator. Performed at the Hemispheric Institute, Fugue offers a ritual meditation on emigration, cultural displacement, and ancestral re/covering. Using dirt, video loops, pockets of coffee, and “cut ups” from Dany Laferrière, Civil’s performance both confronts and transforms clichés of familial loss, impossible memory, and guilt.

Event Recording: Screening & Discussion of Gabrielle Civil’s Fugue (Da Montréal) (2014)

Recorded, January 13th, 2021, 7pm EST