The New Year 2016

I only started this blog in Dec 2015. Way behind most people I suppose but nonetheless, I am happy to create a space to chat about my work and also give thoughts about the works of others. Creatively speaking, last year was a year of Consent, a short social justice documentary that I produced and directed commissioned by The Canadian HIV/AIDS Network. The film had a Toronto premiere on November 28th at the Art Gallery of Ontario Jackman Hall theatre as well as several screenings leading up to international Aids Day including;

  • Montréal, QC: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:00pm at Pavillon Judith Jasmin Annexe (JE), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 1564 Saint-Denis.
  • Edmonton, AB: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:00pm at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture (10242 – 106 Street)
  • Vancouver, BC: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:30pm at Fletcher Challenge Theatre, 515 West Hastings Street.

International screenings:

It was also a year of looking at different ways to tell the stories that I’ve spent so many years documenting, researching and writing about. I am hoping that this space will nurture how I communicate these ideas and inspire my growth as an artist, storyteller, film curator and critic.

 

The Latest

What is your latest? To an artist the ending of the sentence may be…you’re only as good as your latest work. I really don’t feel that I am only as good as that but because my intension as an artist is that every piece I create is just an expression of where I am mentally and spiritually at the moment. Or in other words, its an expression of what I’m feeling at the moment. For me creating art whether its through documentaries or photography is about giving visibility and a voice to things that often go unnoticed or unheard. I am interested in how seeing or hearing these things makes people feel. Can it brighten their day just a bit, or make them feel a little less invisible. This is a place where I will be posting some of my art.  Whether its something I have worked on for a while, a completed project or an in-process spur of the moment creation. I know posting will brighten my day and make me feel less isolated in doing the work. I hope it brightens your day just a little bit too and makes you feel visible to the world.

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