From the film's website:
For more information about the Cinema Politica network, please visit http://www.cinemapolitica.org/
The Ephemerals – Artists’ roundtable discussion
Friday, September 30, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
Room 2M71 (2nd floor, Manitoba Hall), The University of Winnipeg
Presented by Gallery 1C03 in conjunction with Culture Days, this roundtable discussion will offer an opportunity for The Ephemerals artists Jaimie Isaac, Niki Little and Jenny Western to reflect publicly on their multi-disciplinary project, Trending, taking place in and around The University of Winnipeg campus between September 6th and December 3rd. The discussion will also provide a chance for audience and community members to raise questions and comments that they may have in relation to the project.
Those following our blog -- see this entry, this one, this one or this one or this one -- know that Trending consists of a four-day performative embedment on issues around fashion and Indigeneity on The University of Winnipeg campus (September 6th - 9th) by The Ephemerals, an all-female Aboriginal collective of artists and curators. By inserting themselves into the university community, The Ephemerals interrogate the trend of Indigenously-influenced clothing and accessories among post-secondary students, encouraging a critical reading of fashion as codified text and highlighting the need for deeper awareness of its cultural implications. Documentation of the performances and information related to the project can also be viewed at The Ephemerals’ blog.
Further supporting this project is an ongoing multi-media intervention in two of the public display windows of the university’s Anthropology Museum (September 6th - December 3rd), drawing from and responding to the Anthropology Department’s Ethnographic Collection. Additional affiliated programming will include a public lecture by Dr. Jessica Metcalfe titled “Threads of Power: Native Designers of High Fashion, and Clothing as a Form of Resistance” on Friday, October 14 at 12:30 p.m. at The University of Winnipeg (Room 2C14) and a public screening of the film “The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters” (directed by Christine Welsh) in early November at Urban Shaman Gallery.
Gallery 1C03 is the campus art gallery of The University of Winnipeg.
The gallery opened in September of 1986. Our mission is to engage
diverse communities through the development and presentation of
contemporary and historical art exhibitions and related programming initiatives. The Gallery is also responsible for the development, preservation, and presentation of the University's art collection. Over the last 28 years, we have hosted more than 120 exhibitions and we have welcomed over 135,000 visitors.
Gallery 1C03 typically highlights work by professional Manitoba and Canadian artists; however, when funds permit we have also exhibited work by international artists as well.
Our exhibitions reinforce the educational mandate of the University by linking to curricula in many disciplines, and by expanding the perspectives of our student body, faculty, and staff. Thus, we aim to highlight the value of art and culture as part of a well-rounded education, and to communicate it as an important point of interest in the cultivation of a passion for life-long learning. We show work in a variety of media that deals with questions concerning history, politics, technology, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, among many other issues.
But we are not just a campus gallery, we are here for everyone! Admission is always free, so all are welcome to visit for chances to encounter challenging and critical works of art in ways that are accessible and thought provoking.
We present an average of four exhibitions between September and April each year. In recent years, we have offered summer programming as well, sometimes developed in partnership with other professional visual arts organizations. We support our exhibitions with a range of free events including talks, tours, panel discussions, and performances. From 2009-13, Gallery 1C03 also partnered with the University of Winnipeg Students' Association to present films as part of the international documentary screening network Cinema Politica.
Gallery 1C03 is located on the first floor of Centennial Hall beside the UWSA Info Booth.
When an exhibition is open, Gallery hours are normally:
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.