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Voices in Longitude and Latitude: video installation by Marnina & Noam Gonick
22 Mar 2014 – 11 May 2014
Marnina & Noam Gonick, Voices in Longitude and Latitude 2014
video stills (photo: courtesy of the artists)
Voices in Longitude and Latitude is a video installation about the aspirations of teen-aged girls in four communities— Inuit in Kugluktuk, Nunavut; trans-gender in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Jewish in Toronto, Ontario; and Congolese, Rwandan, Ethiopian and Sudanese immigrants in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The girls, aged 13 to 23, appear in a 17-minute, four-screen projection. Shot on location, the video and audio components masterfully combine landscape and urban imagery with cinema verité-style footage and studio interviews with the girls.
Voices represents the first collaboration between siblings Noam Gonick, the renowned Winnipeg filmmaker, and Dr. Marnina Gonick, Canada Research Chair in Gender at Mount Saint Vincent University. Their joint work provides insight into the question of how audio-visual media can open new possibilities, questions and ways of knowing in social research.
Video and Installation Production Credits
Editor: Erika MacPherson
Thank-you: Rebecca Belmore, Natalie Griller, Geoff Clarke, Jeff Gillman, Claire Summerlus, Catherine Bryan, Michael Drabot – PS Production Services, Public Studio (Toronto), The Youth Project (Halifax), IRCOM (Winnipeg), Dana Claxton and the girls.
Funding for this project provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada & the Canada Council for the Arts through MSVU Art Gallery.
CONVERSATION WITH THE GONICKS and OPENING RECEPTION Saturday 22 March, from 2 to 4pm. Meet the artists and hear a mediated discussion with curator Ingrid Jenkner at 2pm
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