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January 22, 2022

Symposium: Deconstruction of Being

Presentations and conversation with Michèle Pearson Clarke, Canisia Lubrin, Péjú Oshin, and Pamela Woolford.

Presented by the University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery and Patterns Collective. This project is supported in part by a University of Manitoba Community Engagement Fund, 2021-22.

Curated and moderated by Patterns Collective Saturday, January 22, 7:00-9:00 pm CST

Patterns Collective and the School of Art Gallery are happy to present Deconstruction of Being, a confluence of percipient thoughts on being. Filmmaker Michèle Pearson Clarke, poet Canisia Lubrin, curator Péjú Oshin, and interdisciplinary artist Pamela Woolford will present readings and screenings of their work, engaging in a conversation moderated by Patterns Collective afterwards. This event will serve as a dynamic, non-conventional, and activated lecture. This event will break down and synthesize notions of individual and collective identity, self-exploration, memory, the body, place, kinship, language amongst other themes.

Program: Péjú Oshin, Between Words & Space, 2021, published by Bakanna BooksFilm screening: Michèle Pearson Clarke, Black Men and Me, 2006, 5:57 Reading: Canisia Lubrin, The Dyzgraphxst , 2020, published by McLelland & Stewart, a division of Penguin Random House 


This event will be facilitated on Zoom, with ASL interpretation. Live captioning will be available.