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Join this annual media symposium whose theme this year is short-form media by women artists in conjunction with South Asian Visual Arts Centre's (SAVAC) 15th anniversary of its MONITOR experimental film and video program. 

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November 18, 202312:00pm - 4:30pm Add to calendar


Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave

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Various forms, structures, and intergenerational narratives bring attention to power inequalities, violences against women’s bodies, and environmental crises. The afternoon begins with MONITOR 15 screenings curated by Faraz Anoushapour, followed by panels with filmmakers, video artists, and SAVAC director Abedar Kamgari. Art critic and curator Nancy Adajania will be the keynote speaker.

Presented in partnership with Toronto-based SAVAC and the Critical Image Forum at University of British Columbia’s Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory.

MONITOR 15 Program

  • Mani Mazinani (Saw Bells, meditative improvisation of time, sound, motion)
  • Ali Satri Efendi (Gelombang Longitudinal, visual poem about shifting landscapes, dreams, solitude)
  • Abeer Khan (Child Lock, contemplation on collapsing domestic space with visions of unreachable desires)
  • Nimisha Srivastava (Chadariya, intergenerational narratives, spoken through multiple voices to create an interwoven sense-scape addressing abortion, sex selection/female infanticide, and rape)
  • Nada El-Omari (From Where to Where, series of conversations on power imbalances within languages through dislocated and lost voices)
  • Paribartana Mohanty (Rice, Hunger, Sorrow, highlighting the effects of the natural world and climate change on human lives)

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