Rewind: Memory on Tape

An artist-in-residence collaboration brings four Thursdays Writing Collective members to the 2010 Memory Festival on Friday, November 12, 8-9pm, Roundhouse Community Centre. The Screening runs November 10-19, 2010 and admission is free.

Four writers, three video artists, 10 minutes. The result is four separate short films on memory featuring unforgettable DTES women reading their prose and poetry. Writers Irit Shimrat, Antonette Rea, Joan Morelli and Muriel Marjorie face the camera in compelling vignettes in this collaboration between Bladerunners, a youth and media training program, and Thursdays Writers Collective. Elee Kraljii Gardiner hosts the screening of four short films followed by a live reading and discussion.

The Vancouver Memory Festival was founded by the Vancouver Memory Collective in 2006 as a free-floating series of public events that focus on public and private memory. At the heart of this endeavour lie questions of remembering, forgetting and the nature of memory itself.

Past participants and past co-sponsors include the Listel Hotel, Rumble Productions, Theatre Replacements, Vancouver Quilters’ Guild,, the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and others. The 2010 Memory Festival is a collaboration between the Roundhouse Community Centre, the Simon Fraser University Writing and Publishing Program and Geist magazine.

The first night of the exhibition on Wednesday, November 10 begins with a Photography Panel with Goran Basaric, David Campion and Christopher Grabowski. Moderated by Stephen Osborne.

On the opening night of the 2010 Memory Festival, join Stephen Osborne, publisher of Geist, and the photographers Goran Basaric, David Campion and Christopher Grabowski to discuss many of the themes central to the festival. Panel members will describe how they use photography to grapple with history, memory and the acts of remembering and forgetting, how they comprehend the role of the photographer in preserving memory, and how the camera itself informs this process.  For more information please visit 2010 Memory Festival.

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