Vancouver Zoë Chan (curator) + Tonia Di Risio + Kirsten Leenaars + Caroline Monnet + Alana Riley + Karen Tam + Arnait Video Productions + Shirley Bruno

Le je et le nous / The I and the We

Kirsten Leenaars, New and Definitively Improved, 2016. Video still view gallery
Kirsten Leenaars, New and Definitively Improved, 2016. Video still

This exhibition presents recent videos at the intersection of documentary and social practice. Made in close collaboration with a wide range of subjects, the featured works explore various vocally expressive platforms—interviews, show-and-tell, even song—that cultivate agency or creativity. The I and the We pays tribute to workers in a Montreal neighbourhood, young Indigenous women, Milwaukee preteens, small-town Italian housewives, ESL high school students in NYC, and other groups little noticed or seldom celebrated.

With The I and the We, Vancouver-based guest curator Zoë Chan continues her ongoing examination of storytelling, performativity, and documentary in contemporary video.