Disappearance in the Queer and Trans Archive: Artistic Responses


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We invite you to join us for our January Sex Salon “Disappearance in the Queer and Trans Archive: Artistic Responses” with Dallas Fellini on January 31 from 6PM to 8PM in UC240 (15 King’s College Circle).
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Event Description:
Join Sex Salon for a conversation with curator Dallas Fellini, who will lead a discussion on the role that absence plays within trans and queer archives. This talk will centre on Fellini’s exhibition “Mnemonic silences, disappearing acts,” currently on view at the Jackman Humanities Institute at University of Toronto. This exhibition grapples with the absences, erasures, and censorships that colour the queer and trans archive, seeking alternative forms of queer memory-keeping, documentation, and storytelling. Looking at the work of artists Kasra Jalilipour, Jordan King, Kama La Mackerel, Hazel Meyer and Cait McKinney, and Lan “Florence” Yee, this talk will consider artistic strategies of fiction-making, critical imagining, and revisionism as responses to histories of queer and trans people that are insufficient, compromised, colonial, or simply absent.
Speaker Bio:
Dallas Fellini is a curator, writer, and artist, currently pursuing a Master of Visual Studies in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto. Their current research is situated at the intersection of trans studies and archival studies, interrogating the compromised conditions under which trans histories have been recorded and considering representational and archival alternatives to trans hyper-visibility.
Dallas has published criticism with Canadian Art, C Magazine, The Journal of Curatorial Studies, Cornelia Magazine, Peripheral Review, Function Magazine, and The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies. They have curated exhibitions and screenings for the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Gallery 44, Vtape, Trinity Square Video (forthcoming), Xpace Cultural Centre, Hearth, and Riverdale Hub Gallery. Dallas is a cofounder of Silverfish, an arts publication devoted to interdisciplinary collaboration, skill-sharing, and cultivating sustained dialogue between emerging artists and writers.
Location Details:
The location of this event is room UC240 located at University College (15 King’s College Circle). The closest entrance is on the left side of Hart House Circle if you are walking north from King’s College circle. We will have volunteers at the main staircase on the first floor.
Please let us know of any access needs at sds.sexsalon@gmail.com