Image by Ayo Tsalithaba, still from “Going Through”
Join us for a workshop facilitated by artist Ayo Tsalithaba. This event will unpack some of the themes addressed in their video works “What is Left Behind” and “Going Through”, featured in the exhibition “Unvanishing Traces”. Both works address the continued process of mourning in a context where systemic violence is endemic, and recurring racialized trauma is constantly reactivated.
Participants can expect to discuss strategies for self-preservation and survival, as well as the challenges of remembering those who are continually misremembered.
This workshop prioritizes Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour who also identify as Trans*, Two-Spirit and/or Queer.
About the artist:
Ayo Tsalithaba is a visual artist originally from Ghana and Lesotho. Their primary mediums include digital art, film photography and digital filmmaking. Ayo started making films as a way of documenting their travels, until they discovered documentary filmmaking. They enjoy exploring issues of identity specifically societal expectations of race, gender and sexuality through their films. Ayo has been featured in Huffington Post Canada, The Kit, TFO, the University of Toronto magazine and Munch Magazine. They have screened their films and appeared on panels at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, University of Toronto, George Brown, the Revue Cinema, Xpace Cultural Centre, and more. Ayo is currently specializing in Women and Gender Studies and minoring in Linguistics at the University of Toronto. They hope to continue learning, taking risks, sparking conversations and above all else, advocating for positive social change. Ayo uses they/them/theirs pronouns