Arts Commons Presents
In Still Time
Danielle Black, Bernadette Lumugdang, Jacquie Gallos Arguines, Kadra Yusef.
Location: On the Arts Commons three video monitors:
+15 pedway; second level of Jack Singer Concert Hall west end
West end of Jack Singer Concert Hall main floor foyer
Near Ca’Puccini Café and the stained glass window
Dates: June 1 to August 31, 2018
The Treaty 7 Film Collective is a group run by four women of colour dedicated to uplifting the stories of local filmmakers from the Indigenous, Black, POC, immigrant, and LGBTQ2S+ communities. The collective is a grassroots, DIY initiative that chooses to create media that represents our histories and identities. We are creating a platform for empowerment and collaboration by using storytelling to create better conditions for our realities. Our intentions are to cultivate narratives that are generally in the peripheries of the mainstream. Empowering representations of our communities is important to us. We want to generate contemporary ways of sharing perspective from people whose cultures are deeply rooted in storytelling and allow artists to play a central role in making sure their communities are well represented on screen. We produce films, facilitate monthly gatherings and work towards engaging members to use film and other art forms to share their truths. We invite filmmakers, storytellers, artists, musicians and other enthusiasts on Treaty 7 land to collaborate and create community together through film and media. Acknowledging that we are on Blackfoot Territory, Treaty 7 Land, our goal is to create a platform for our members to be unapologetically themselves not just on screen, but within society as a whole.
As a collective run by four women of colour, we feel it is important to shine light on work that brings unique perspectives and stories to Calgary’s film world. When we were approached by Arts Commons to curate the next Broadcast Lab, with the theme “Archives and reflection,” we were thrilled to see what the community would submit through their films and animations. We believe that archives and reflection is a theme that is broad and can be interpreted in many different ways artistically and creatively. Therefore, we have a variety of shorts included in our curation. Allow us to take you on a journey through addiction, Indigenous relationships to the land within the city, a look at our digital lives, and a journey through a coder’s eyes. The Treaty 7 Film Collective is thrilled at the opportunity to showcase the works of local artists and filmmakers for Arts Common’s “Broadcast Lab.” We believe it is important to acknowledge and represent the diversity of Calgary’s communities and the histories they carry on Blackfoot Territory and Treaty 7 Land, specifically racialized, LGBTQ+, and Two-Spirit communities