SUNDAY SEPT 20, 2020 from 4pm onwards
4:00pm to 4:30pm EDT
Yvette (Evee) Flores (she/her) and Alex Millar (he/him) of Good Trouble Makers
Under the direction of Kai Hazelwood, Good Trouble Makers are artist-agitators based in Los Angeles and working internationally. Inspired by the words of John Lewis, we are committed to making; making art, making room, making change, making good trouble.
You are invited to give your eyes a break and move away from your camera and Listen and Lounge with Yvette (Evee) Flores (she/her) and Alex Millar (he/him) of Good Trouble Makers! Tune in from your most comfortable spot in your coziest lounge wear. Beds, couches, sitting, lying down, whatever feels good. We’ll be playing a selection of audio recordings from our archive of real bi+ stories from real bi+ people we’ve been collecting over the last few years. Two members of Good Trouble Makers, Yvette (Evee) Flores (she/her) and Alex Millar (he/him) will be lounging with you to answer any questions and to talk via chat. Snacking highly encouraged!
Good Trouble Makers do serious work without taking ourselves too seriously. We are playful, audacious, and fill our work with pleasure and joy. We are a genre expanding, practice-driven collaborative that is engaged in a lifelong commitment to anti-racist and queer art making, knowledge sharing, and performing.
We actively work to dismantle white, heteropatriarchal systems in favor of cultivating a responsive, multigenerational art-full ecosystem. We prioritize resource sharing, embodied knowledge practice and the healing of the individual, our collaborative, and the communities we engage with.
We divest from scarcity and instead build coalition and community through mutual support, alternative economies, thoughtful collaborations, and community celebration. We believe intergenerational collaboration is how artists grow, communities thrive, and new opportunities are created.
We are focused on healing while dismantling, using art to re-imagine, and remaking with joy because, to put it bluntly: it’s not about a seat at the table, fuck the table, let’s dance on it, to music of our own making, and use its materials to create something better; something that leaves no one behind, and is all our own.
4:30pm to 5:00pm EDT
Keet Geniza is an illustrator and comic artist born and raised in Manila. Her art practice employs zines, comics, drawing, and illustration and prose to explore solitude, queerness, fatness and the shifting cusps between personal heritage and narrative reinvention.
5:00pm to 5:30pm, EDT
Sofí Gudiño is a dance artist and founder of Inamorata Dance Collective. Raised in flamenco and established in contemporary dance, Sofí’s work is marked by emotional intensity and choreographic risk. In Spain, Gudiño has studied flamenco with Úrsula López, Alicia Márquez, Pastora Galván and Ramón Martínez. As a choreographer, Gudiño has enjoyed residencies at The Toronto Dance Theatre, The Chimera Project Company B Lab, and currently at Dancemakers. Choreographic premieres include Nuit Blanche, Pride, New Blue Dance Festival, and with the award nominated piece, Picaza, in Toronto Fringe.
5:30pm to 6:00pm, EDT
Patricia is a Lisbon-born artist who has been Queens-based for 10+ years. Their photographs have been published in Diva UK, The Advocate, Out Magazine, and several art books. Their films about bisexuality in cinema have screened globally from Mongolia to Brazil at experimental, queer, and regular film festivals in Cannes, France; Anthology Film Archives, USA; MoMA PS1 Theater, USA; British Film Institute, UK; Tengis Cinema, Mongolia; Cervantes Institute, Brazil; Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow, Scotland. While their films are traveling the world, Patricia is working in New York City teaching, writing, freelancing, and producing Larker Anthology: an independent annual publication celebrating the joy and culture of bisexual communities all over the world.
6pm to 6:45pm EDT
Amber Helene Müller St. Thomas
Amber Helene Müller St. Thomas (b. 1986) is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. Their artistic practice is based in developing performative and disruptive actions that include interactive elements of touch and multifarious queer gestures. They primarily work in lens-based media and performance art. They are interested in communal interaction, materiality, tactility, desire, and the potential for objects to function as both symbols of self and surrogates for intimacy.
Müller St. Thomas holds a BFA from Western University and completed their MFA at York University. They were a beneficiary of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Master’s Scholarship (2016). Group exhibitions include A National Test Market, (Artspace) curated by Jonathan Lockyer, and Hamilton Now: Subject, (Art Gallery of Hamilton) curated by Melissa Bennett. They were selected as a participating artist for the 2018 Hamilton Supercrawl Arts Festival and as a participant for the Dissenting Bodies Marking Time, Venice International Performance Art Week, Co-Creation Live Factory 2020.
6:45pm to 7:15pm EDT
Cleopatria Peterson is a illustrator, storyteller, and prolific zine-maker based in Toronto, Canada. They graduated from Ryerson University’s Fashion Communication program and are the medal winner for OCAD’s Publication program. Their work focuses on themes of nature, healing trauma and community. They are the co-founder of Old Growth Press and are determined to change the publishing landscape.
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Jaene F. Castrillon
Jaene is a film based interdisciplinary (literary, media, visual, performance) artist, who is a self taught with work that has toured internationally. After being a part of LIFT’s Film Mentor program in 2014, she went onto the 2015 LIFT/ImagineNATIVE’s 16 mm film mentorship and created her first professional short – the award winning A Celebration of Darkness, the screenplay is part of Arsenal Press publication “Hustling Verse”. Recently she has been awarded an apprenticeship with ISO/Netflix/Indigenous Screen Office to work on the set of the feature film “Rosie”.
Jaene’s work has been shown at places such as National Gallery of Art (Washington D. C.), Art Gallery of Ontario and TIFF Lightbox, in addition to film festivals across the globe and translated into several different languages. As a motivational speaker and workshop facilitator she’s worked with places such as the Senate of Canada, Save the Children Alliance, Toronto Police Services and CAMH plus many major educational and social service institutions across the world.