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Aerial Skin

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PHI Foundation 465 Saint-Jean Street, G5 Space
Montréal, Québec H2Y 2R6

Monday, June 12, 2023 FULL
From 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 FULL
From 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Free admission
Reservations required

To book a spot, please contact [email protected], and indicate which date you would like to attend.

Some videos contain graphic images. 

Yutong Lin, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Kent Monkman, Pedro Neves Marques, Kim Ninkuru, Jacolby Satterwhite

Aerial Skin is a two-part video and performance program that examines how artists use the image to dissect notions as wide-ranging as identity, indigeneity, and queerness; space, safety, and belonging; community and the fragility of otherness. The program offers a moment to breathe, to react, and to reflect on our collective conceptions of freedom and politics, and how they have become intertwined with technology. It moves towards a definition of freedom as a utopian but hard-to-reach concept that can be activated through technologies of representation that enable us to live freely without constraint, to create and express identities, to govern ourselves. 

How can the fluidity of identity be transmitted through the image? 

In the first part of this series, video works by Kent Monkman and Jacolby Satterwhite collide. Together they form a space of expression and community as they explore the impact of colonialism, canonical histories of art, and heteronormativity on bodies and identities. Monkman’s alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle acts without restraint and with humour to transform and challenge Canadian history, while Satterwhite uses technology and his body to make space for and examine queerness.

The second part of the event presents videos and a performance. At once calm, frenetic, and confrontational, language, images, and documentation can transmit different states of being, as well as feelings around queerness. Tanya Lukin Linklater’s This moment an endurance to the end forever (2020) is an exercise in slowing time through breath and endurance. Yutong Lin explores fluidity through language and state of being in their video Perspiring Memory, Venting Air (2021). Pedro Neves Marques looks at queerness in between reality and science fiction in The Bite (2019) and Becoming Male in the Middle Ages (2022). Lastly, FIGHT ME is a performance by Kim Ninkuru, that invites us to think about the safe space using language and confrontation. 

This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Terms of Use presented at the PHI Foundation from March 8 to July 9, 2023.

Curator: Victoria Carrasco

Program

PART ONE

66 minutes

  • A Nation is Coming, Kent Monkman and Michael Greyeyes, 1996, 24 min, English

  • Group of Seven Inches, Kent Monkman and Gisèle Gordon, 2005, 7 min 35 s, English

  • Forest Nymph, Jacolby Satterwhite, 2010, 7 min 42 s, English

  • Casualties of Modernity, Kent Monkman, 2015, 14 min 20 s, English

  • Miss Chief’s Praying Hands, Kent Monkman, 2019, 45 s, English

  • Country Ball 1989-2012, Jacolby Satterwhite, 2012, 12 min 38 s, English

PART TWO

94 minutes

  • This moment an endurance to the end forever, Tanya Lukin Linklater, 2020, 23 min 17 s, English

  • The Bite, Pedro Neves Marques, 2019, 26 min, Portuguese, English subtitles

  • Perspiring Memory, Venting Air, Yutong Lin, 2021, 7 min 28 s, Mandarin, English subtitles

  • FIGHT ME, live performance by Kim Ninkuru, 2017, 15 min, English

  • Becoming Male in the Middle Ages, Pedro Neves Marques, 2022, 22 min, Portuguese, English subtitles

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