http://www.vivomediaarts.com/event/anamnesia-unforgetting clip from the Vivio Media Arts Centre
VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver’s oldest media access artist run centre presents Anamnesia: Unforgetting, a series of three screenings of videos from the 1970s and 1980s, collected through the early Satellite Video Exchange program. The videos are now housed in VIVO’s Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive, a collection of 4500 titles of international video art and related ephemera. Emerging out of Intermedia, the Satellite Video Exchange collection documents important correspondence, performance and activist video collaborations in Vancouver’s art history.
The curators of Anamnesia: Unforgetting, Alex Muir, Donato Mancini and Cecily Nicholson will present their programs on November 15th, 22nd and 29th. The three events are accompanied by a publication, artist conversations, DVD box set and online component.
Nicholson has restored video documents from 1973 to 1979 that address the Oglala Sioux and American Indian Movement stand at Wounded Knee. Curated amongst them are documents of concurrent narratives on prison asylum and the civil rights movement, including a lecture given by Angela Davis at UC Berkley and a documentary on prison inmates in a San Francisco jail. A number of protests, including a gathering to stop the extradition of Leonard Peltier at the Vancouver Art Gallery will be presented. Winnipeg based Anishnabe Writer, Marie Annharte, author ofIndigena Awry, Being On the Moon, Coyote Columbus Café and Exercises in Lip Pointing, will read at the event.