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Memory/Colonialism/Censorship/Resistance

A video screening of two videotapes by Jayce Salloum
untitled part 3b: (as if) beauty never ends
untitled part 4: terra (in)cognita

at SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2270,
515 West Hastings St, Vancouver
Thursday, Nov. 24, 6:00 pm
as part of the Counter Culture series,
SFU School of Communication

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Jayce Salloum and
Tania
Willard on Hidden Histories and the Art of Resistance.

--
untitled part 4: terra (in)cognita
Jayce Salloum, 38:00, 2005, nSyilxcen Nation (Okanagan), Kanata

This videotape focuses on fragments of histories, of pre-contact,
contact,
and settlement of the Kelowna area though the accounts of several
nSyilxcen
speakers. It traces connections and correlations between the periods of
extermination/disintegration, assimilation, and marginalization to their
pre
sent day and
context of being First Nations.

This videotape was originally commissioned by the City of Kelowna as part
of

their 2005 Centennial celebrations. After viewing the tape, City
officials
deemed the historical and contemporary First Nations' accounts "not
celebrat
ory
enough" and subsequently decommissioned the tape and canceled the
premiere
screening.
-

untitled part 3: (as if) beauty never ends..
Jayce Salloum, Lebanon/Kanata, 11:22, 2000-2004

An homage to the 1982 Sabra and Shatilla massacre, a reflection of the
past,

its present context and forbearance. Abdel Majid Fadl Ali Hassan recounts
a
story told by the rubble of his home in Palestine, the tape permeates
into a
n
intense essay on dystopia in contemporary times. An elegiac response
working

directly, viscerally, and metaphorically.

--

Salloum's video work exists within and between the very local, and t
he
trans-national. He has worked in installation, photography, video, text,
and

performance since 1975, as well as curating exhibitions, conducting
workshop
s and
coordinating cultural projects. A media arts philosopher and cultural
activi
st,
his work critically engages in the perception of social manifestations
and
political realities. Salloum has lectured worldwide and has exhibited at
the

widest range of venues possible, from the smallest storefronts &
community c
entres
to major institutions. His texts have appeared in many journals such as,
Thi
rd
Text, Documents, Pubic Culture, and Semiotext(e). His most recent essay,
"sans titre /untitled: the video installation as an active archive" is
forth
coming
in : Migration and Location: Transcultural Documentary Practice
(Wallflower
Press: London, 2006). In 2006 his work will be featured in the 15th
Biennale
 Of
Sydney.

Tania Willard is a Secwepemc (Shuswap) artist who works with print making
an
d
painting to create work that speaks to aboriginal experiences and the
politics of the world we live in. Her work helped to shape Redwire
Magazine,
 a
national aboriginal youth publication for over 5 years, she currently is
exp
loring
Design work and living as an artist. Tania's work focuses on community
collaboration, politics and storying or messaging, telling our stories is
pa
rt of
healing our communities, knowing our history and fighting for our
rights.

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