|We are pleased to announce that beginning in early March, aceartinc. will be hosting a programming intervention from the curatorial collective, gijiit. This intervention, Digital Anti-Matter Anti-Manifesto, consists of a series of online events that features digital artwork, performances, workshops, and talks by Indigenous artists from across Turtle Island. This intervention runs until Summer 2021. |
Digital Anti-Matter Anti-Manifesto
We strive to consider the varying forms of matter, energy, and particles that exist around us. While Western notions of science-based knowledge hold the sole perspective of Truth, Indigenous cosmologies acknowledge the existence of multiple truths and realities that create diverse tapestries of life. Anti-matter works through the ways in which decolonial thinkers and makers deny colonial conceptions of Truths, ordering of space and temporality.
Through the lens of anti-matter, we aim to carve out a space for anti-colonial matter: as sound, particles, energy, and anti-colonial knowledge transmission.
Anti-manifesto derives from queer theory and the idea that there is no future for the queer and all those who aren’t afforded a potentiality of life on Man’s Earth. All that which is queer should resist, at all costs, a neoliberal fascination with the future and the manifesto, and prefer instead to lurk in the margins, the in-between spaces, of intelligibility and definition.
This programming will honour the types of matter and knowledge transference that takes place through digital spaces.
gijiit is a curatorial collective consisting of members Lindsay Nixon and Adrienne Huard, based in Tkaronto and Miiskwaagamiwiziibiing. The collective concentrates on community-engaged Indigenous art dealing with themes of gender, sex, and sexuality.
Our new space is located at 208 Princess St, and we will be relocating in June of 2021 (updated Dec. 14, 2020). Our new space is accessible and we are so excited to finally be able to invite in folks who have never been able to enter our doors. Thank you to the Government of Canada, the Winnipeg Foundation, the City of Winnipeg and CentreVenture for making this incredible opportunity a reality! As well as thanks to all of our government partners who allow us to operate: the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.