In Between Remembering: Intergenerational Practice
SAW Video and Knot Project Space are proud to have presented In Between Remembering, a conversation between with naakita feldman-kiss, Nelly Matorina and Ivanie Aubin-Malo, moderated by Ottawa-based artist, filmmaker and choreographer, Laura Taler. This conversation was presented as part of a series of events that brought together three young artists exploring intergenerational exchange (understood as the processes of learning, modes of relation and collaborative exercises that occur between generations) in their respective practices. feldman-kiss, Matorina and Aubin-Malo each approached the terrain of the intergenerational from distinct points of origin. Through their work with the moving image, installation and performance, each engaged with the flows of knowledge and experience that occur between generations, as transmitters and receivers, teachers and mediators, searchers and protectors.
Related events included:
Ivanie Aubin-Malo: Où sont les ancêtres?
Nelly Matorina: Don’t Forget To Call
Romanian-born Canadian artist Laura Taler began her career as a contemporary dance choreographer before turning her attention to filmmaking and visual art. Throughout her career Taler has explored the links between movement, memory, and history by using cinematic and choreographic devices to articulate how the body is able to carry the past without being oppressed by it. She has been a resident at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires), Carleton Immersive Media Studio (Ottawa), and a fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (Berlin). Her work has been screened in festivals, exhibitions, and broadcast internationally. Awards include a Gold Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival, the Best Experimental Documentary award from Hot Docs, and Best of the Festival from New York’s Dance on Camera Festival. Publications include Tension/Spannung (Turia+Kant, 2010), Revisiting Ephemera (Blue Medium Press, 2011) and Embodied Fantasies (Peter Lang Publishing, 2013).
naakita feldman-kiss is an artist of mixed roots currently working between Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. Her practice examines intergenerational memory, liminal identities and contemporary applications of oral tradition. feldman-kiss’ aesthetic explorations manifest in transmedia with a focus on text-based, performative, technological and social artworks. In 2016, she completed her BFA in Intermedia at Concordia University in Montreal, where she graduated with distinction.
Upon graduating from l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2014, Ivanie Aubin-Malo met mentor Curtis Joe Miller, who taught her the Fancy Shawl Dance. Honoring her Maliseet roots, Ivanie dances and approaches subjects in relation to her Indigenous identity. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Marie Belzil from Moment Factory, Tanya Lukin Linklater, DJ KXO, Buffalo Hat Singers, Moe Clark, Barbara Diabo, Alexandre Morin and Soleil Launière. Since 2016, she has choreographed and performed in Ktahkomiq by Ondinnok and Mito-Jogos de Recusa by Marcos Nery, presented at the SESC Festival in Brazil. Ivanie is currently working on her new piece called MULA, that will be presented at Tangente in Montreal in November 2018.
Nelly Matorina is an artist and scientist exploring themes of migration, sleep, and memory through video, installation, experimentation, and data analysis. Her latest series of installations looks at intergenerational memory in a post-soviet context. Recent and upcoming shows/screenings include Square Pegs, Reelout Queer Film Festival, Union Gallery, and Modern Fuel.