This video attempts to interrogate how one can 'language' the effective realm of marginalisation, exclusion and alienation that are the legacy of transnational migration into white settler nation space. Words read by the shifting subject weave the postcolonial traces of everyday experiences into a brief testimony undercut by reflections on origin and feeling. The content of this video is not intended to be didactic or even pedagogical; rather, it is intended more as a mobile place, a video space, for the weaving of these words. Statement: The purpose of this video is to provide 'video space' for those who weave expression against oppression. The video is intended as a 'video space' for marginalized artists to express their thoughts and work on racism.
Eve Haque has an extensive background in community-based activism, including a long term involvement with community radio. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Her research into how language produces subjectivity and imaginings of nationhood informs her activism and artistic production.