OCTOBER 18, 2020 7pm CST
Kolby Ari is a Tulsa, Oklahoma native that has a focus on urban design, sustainable land use and equitable community development. Kolby attempts to make typically dense and unfamiliar policy accessible through collaborations with the arts, city leaders and community stakeholders of all backgrounds. He has an extensive communications, grassroots, non-profits, and multi-media arts background that helps facilitate these groups towards best practice and inclusive designs.
NOVEMBER 12, 2020 4pm CST
Devon Narine-Singh is a filmmaker and curator. His works have screened at Microscope Gallery, YOUKI International Youth Media Festival, NOFLASH Video Show, UltraCinema, The New School and The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. He has presented screenings and presentations at The Film-Makers Coop, Maysles Cinema, NYU Cinema Studies and UnionDocs. He has a BFA in Filmmaking from SUNY Purchase. He is currently pursuing his MA in Screen Studies at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College.
DECEMBER 7th, 2020 2.30 PM CST/9.30 PM CET: Pane
Films Streaming December 7-14, 2020
Amal Alhaag is an Amsterdam-based independent curator, organizer and researcher who develops ongoing experimental and collaborative research practice, public programs, and projects on global spatial politics, archives, colonialism, counter-culture, (oral) histories, and popular culture. Her projects and collaborations with people, initiatives, communities and institutions invite, stage, question, and play with "uncomfortable" issues that riddle, rewrite, remix, share, and compose narratives in impermanent settings.
DECEMBER 5, 2020 6.30 pm CST: Panel
Films Streaming now through December 7, 2020
Tamika Galanis is a documentarian and multimedia visual artist. A Bahamian native, Tamika’s work examines the complexities of living in a place shrouded in tourism’s ideal during the age of climate concerns. Emphasizing the importance of Bahamian cultural identity for cultural preservation, Tamika documents aspects of Bahamian life not curated for tourist consumption to intervene in the historical archive. This work counters the widely held paradisiacal view of the Caribbean, the origins of which arose post-emancipation through a controlled, systematic visual framing and commodification of the tropics.
Tamika’s photography-based-practice includes traditional documentary work and new media abstractions of written, oral, and archival histories. Hacking the Narrative is a multimedia project composed of photographs, film, and sculptural objects that shed light on the conditions in which Bahamians live outside of the mythical promise of paradise.
Tamika’s films have screened internationally at festivals including the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, The Bahamas International Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Smithsonian’s African American Film Festival. Tamika has exhibited her artwork in The Bahamas, the United States and the United Kingdom. She was awarded the inaugural Post-MFA Fellowship in Documentary Arts from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; and, she is a former Lovelace Fellow for the study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the United States Library of Congress where she worked to repatriate the Bahamian materials. Tamika is actively working with the archive as an independent artist.