Saturday, March 31, 2012

Roundtable: Locations/Dislocations – Border Crossings: An Erotic Affair?


Artists Sylvat Aziz, Meral Pasha (Ontario) live cross border from Mesma Belsare (Boston). In complex ways, they interweave gender, sexuality and artistic practice as they confront how dislocation, and their longing for relocation, is mapped on their bodies: for Belsare it is the dynamics of gender in dance, for Aziz a cultural critique, and for Moufawad-Paul and Pasha the complexities around gender displacement, and cultural loss. The series Border Crossings: An “Erotic” Affair? brought these artists as well as academics, writers, and curators together this past academic year in conversation at the St. George and Scarborough campuses of the University of Toronto. This conversation will be extended and shared as a Roundtable with presentations by Dina Georgis, Pailagi Pandya, Emily Kakouris and Sevan Injejikian and moderated by Pam Patterson; the university community and general public are invited to join the discussion.

April 10th at 12 noon -1.30pm in Room 2-225 at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor (St George and Bloor).

Free and all are welcome
Tea and snack is provided. You are welcome to bring your lunch.
For information: CWSE: 416-978-2080 or info@wiaprojects.com