Walking tour with Naomi Binder Wall and John Croutch: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2-4 PM. Meet at 2 PM at the equestrian statue in Queen’s Park North
Exhibition: May 7-31, 2015 at Beit Zatoun
Opening and artists’ talk on May 8, 7-9 PM
See our Twitter feed from Sunday, 3 May. #likeflesh @LikeFlesh
EXHIBITION HELD OVER UNTIL 31 MAY.
CLOSING EVENT: VIDEO SCREENING
2 June, 7-9 PM
Naomi Binder Wall, John Croutch and Gita Hashemi present for post-screening conversation
Upcoming as part of Mayworks Festival, Passages III: Like Flesh and Blood finds its starting point in the memoirs of Joseph Emin (1726-1809), an Armenian born in Iran and raised in Bengal, who traveled to Europe to garner support for Armenian liberation. Emin’s journey unfolded during a period when European colonialisms were competing with one another and fast consolidating across Asia, Africa and the Americas, a time when settler states were growing out of merchant colonies.
On Sunday, May 3, join us for a walk to hear Emin’s accounts of his days as a migrant labourer, learn about contemporaneous developments on Turtle Island and “re-discover” Toronto, the land of the Mississaugas.
The performance/walking tour is part of Hashemi’s exhibition at Beit Zatoun that brings together some of the work inspired by her research into movement of bodies across continents, a culminating moment in the project Passages.
Naomi Binder Wall is a long-time community activist and organizer, a writer and a teacher. She was the founding president of the first Adult ESL instructors’ bargaining unit in Canada. She teaches Women’s Studies at the University Partnership Centre, Laurentian University at Georgian College.
John Croutch is an Anishinaabe member of Wikwemikong Nation. He is a member of the Council of Aboriginal Initiatives at the University of Toronto, and works with First Story as a co-conductor of the Great Indian Bus Tour. John previously worked with Muskrat Magazine. He has spoken at various institutions on First Nations identity and food.