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ASL Interpreted Events at Queer Arts Festival

Transcript: Hello, my name is Ladan Sahraei. I will be walking you through the ASL interpreted events for the Queer Arts Festival, June 17th to 29th. All events take place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center. 181 Roundhouse Mews by Davie and Pacific

First event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2223089564583482/
Art Party! Queer Arts Festival Opening Night – June 177:00 pm – 11:00 pm.
Art and conviviality converge at the grand opening of our 2017 festival. Performance art curated by Stimson will take place on this night.

Second Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/323130174770384/
Curator Panel – June 18th, 2pm
Curator Adrian Stimson and various curated artists lead audiences through the curated visual art exhibition.

Third Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/680440078810677/
Art Salon – June 18th, 4pm
QAF Visual Art Preparator Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning leads a public salon with local artists and curator to discuss the themes of the visual art exhibition.

Fourth Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841107992808931/
Lay of the Land – June 19, 77:00pm, at the roundhouse
A Night of Indigenous Erotica—Samantha Nock curates readings in our annual soirée to tantalize and titillate.

Fifth Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/628097277383370/
MSM [Men Seeking Men] – June 21, 7pm
MSM [men seeking men] is a dance theatre piece inspired by transcripts of online conversations between men who seek other men. lemonTree’s Artistic Producer Indrit Kasapi has created a world of electronic beats where music is the omnipotent power, and through choreography, movement, and text, deconstructs online male personas and their personal exchanges with other men.

Sixth Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1769603653281473/
Unsettling Colonial Gender Boundaries – June 23, 7pm
With VIMAF (Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival). Local curators June Scudeler and Lacie Burning program an evening of Two-Spirit media art. Premiering commissioned works by Thirza Cuthand and Chandra Melting Tallow. Panel discussion to follow.

Seventh Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907124129563910/
Two-Spirit Panel – June 25, 2pm
A panel of artists and arts presenters on questions of a Two-Spirit aesthetic, the influence of Two-Spirit identity on artistic practices.

Accessibility Information:

Scent Reduced:
All events are scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events.

Mobility Accessibility:
All events for the festival are fully wheelchair accessible.

Language Accessibility:
All of the events mentioned in this video are ASL accessible. If there is another event that interests you that you would like to have Douglas College volunteers to help you for, please submit a request to: Info@prideinart.ca expressing which event, and we would be happy to get back to you! We are striving to make QAF as accessible as possible to everyone.

Cultural Accessibility:
QAF takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in particular the x?m??kw?y??m (Musqueam), s?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish) and s?l?ílw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.

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