Toronto Media Arts Centre

Unbound: Stories from Behind the Dust

This is Worldtown

In digital spaces and beyond, women of colour are taking charge of creating new representations and documenting personal histories that resonate across diasporic experiences.

On September 27th, This is Worldtown reveals the full work of seven emerging media-makers taking charge in telling new stories about migration, space, healing and love at our group show, Unbound: Stories from Behind the Dust.

The Behind the Dust series is a portal into a world that is curated and created by Women of Colour, showing the possibilities of imagining beyond convention, and “behind the dust” of inflammatory and one-dimensional portrayals of communities under fire. As a collective, the media-makers are Muslim, Indigenous, Black, Women of Colour conveying in-depth visual stories about their communities, celebrating the fullness of experience in all its layers. What does it mean to visiblize these experiences? How are we learning from the past and creating for the future?

Come and celebrate new forms of storytelling, shifting and changing old and tired narratives at Unbound: Stories from Behind the Dust.

Featuring:

  • Samah Ali & Aleia Robinson-Ada: Young Migrants
  • Elizabeth Farinango: Healing Through Remembering
  • Mashal Khan: awaara azad (wandering free)
  • Soko Negash: Have You Eaten
  • Aniqa Rahman: The Layers They See
  • Shazlin Rahman: Her Sarong

Tickets are free and available via Eventbrite.

This is Worldtown is grateful to the Inspirit Foundation and the Olive Tree Foundation for their support of this event.

This event is open to all.

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Main Gallery

September 27–30

11am-6pm daily

Free

Unbound: Stories from Behind the Dust Opening Reception

Thursday, September 27, 6:00 pm