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Diasporic Futurisms: Temporal Tempest

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Diasporic Futurisms is excited to announce the launch of the virtual database Temporal Tempest at Critical Distance Centre for Curators on January 18, 2024 at 5pm. 

This project has been developed to understand and disseminate how artists and organizations are utilizing and engaging with themes of diasporic futurisms in Canadian arts culture. The database showcases visual art, sound art, media art, and documentation of curatorial projects that materialize the genre of diasporic futurisms.

The premiere of Temporal Tempest features twelve projects by arts practitioners across Canada, including Quite Ourselves, Camila Salcedo, Tamil Archive Project, Kofi Oduro, nichola feldman-kiss, Karina Iskandarsjah, Candide Uyanze, Jasmine Liaw, Brigita Gedgaudas, Luis N. Del Angel, Rah Eleh, and Olivia Mc Gilchrist. Each project speaks to themes of diasporic futurisms through interactive digital worlds, coding, video performance, digital archives, and new media art. Themes of works that have been included in this database are: magical realism, fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction, folklore, and related sub-genres. 

This project has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. The launch event is delivered in partnership with Critical Distance and Trinity Square Video and sponsored by V-Tape and SAVAC. 

Learn more at: diasporicfuturisms.com