Digital Carnival Z
April 21 – June 30, 2021
Traditional, unceded territories of the hǝn̓q̓ ǝmin̓ ǝm̓ speaking peoples (Richmond, BC) | Online
Cinevolution’s annual flagship event, Digital Carnival is a festival of cutting-edge media art for community and artistic audiences of all ages.
Digital Carnival Z explores alternative understandings of the relationship between bodies, gestures, culture and society. Z references the gender-neutral pronoun ‘zie,’ the emergent generation-Z, and the possibilities for moving beyond the XX/XY binary. Please join us in exploring a series of dynamic projects and conversations that make visible alternative ways of occupying and performing the body, past, present, and future.
Sarah Shamash’s research-creation practice is committed to decolonial, feminist critique and action. Her artworks comprise a wide variety of formats, such as installation, documentary, photography, sound, performance, and video.
六月是一年一度的同志驕傲月。焦點藝術家李南屏前日接受多元文化電視台 (OMNI) 的採訪，討論酷兒群族如何突破父系社會對於男女兩性的傳統定義，並呼籲更多人對性別多元化的包容。
June is Pride Month. In this interview with OMNI Television, Featured Artist Nancy Lee talks about how the queer community transcends the traditional patriarchal definitions of gender as a male-female binary, and calls for greater inclusion of gender diversity.
Relive the festival virtual launch with a traditional welcome from Elder Cecilia Point, a live performance from Montreal-based creative coder and performer, Kofi Oduro (Illestpreacha), and a special appearance by Featured Artists Nancy Lee and Kiran Bhumber.
When I was a young adult living in South Korea, an online fortune-teller told me that I would have had a much better life if I were born male. Even though this forecast could have been true for any non-cisman in my culture, I felt personally discouraged. It was many years later that I started realizing that the algorithmic machine response based on the data I provided about me was not neutral from the power that shapes the automated message. How does it feel to be stuck in societal expectations and readings of who I can be? What is it like to be processed by a set of rules that are hostile to who you are?