These Are My Reparations
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About this Event
A sci-fi, multi-media installation that directly addresses the way in which Black feminine people are taken, used and distorted for mass consumption.
This work uses a hybrid of film, sculpture, sound, and online interactive media to tell the story of Honey, a Black woman, who is abducted by “The Company”, a corporate entity built to reproduce sound and visual content for the purposes of social control. Taking place in a future where live entertainment doesn't exist, Honey is forced to sell her image and music to be used by an AI robot named RadioHead, which is accessed by the rich elite.
Enter Honey's World: www.thesearemyreparations.com
In-Person Exhibition Dates: January 13 - February 11
Visit our in-person exhibitions:
Episode 1: Xpace Cultural Center (303 Lansdowne Ave Unit 2, Toronto, ON)
HOURS: Viewable from Window Space from Wednesday to Saturday from sundown
Episode 2: Charles Street Video (76 Geary Ave, Toronto, ON) 4 steps with railing lead up to the entrance.
HOURS: Wednesday 12 - 5pm Thurs - Fri 5pm - 8pm Saturday 12 - 5pm
Episode 3: Wild Center for Art and Activism (24 Cecil St, Toronto, ON) Street level back entrance. Please enter through the back entrance on Ross Street. Front door will be closed due to construction.
HOURS: Wednesday 5 - 8pm Thurs- Fri 6 - 9pm Saturday 1 - 4pm
Episode 4: InterAccess (950 Dupont St Unit 1, Toronto, ON) 5 steps without railing lead up to the entrance
HOURS: Everyday at sundown.
*for questions about accessing in-person exhibits, please contact [email protected]
Kim Ninkuru is a multimedia artist born in Bujumbura, Burundi. In Canada since 2009, she has been living and working in Montreal and Toronto. Using video and sound performance, story-telling and installation work, she creates pieces that give her the chance to explore and express rage, love, desire, beauty, or pain in relation to her own body, mind and soul. Although her art is very personal, she is committed to speaking out about the liberation of black women and femmes everywhere. Her work heavily questions our preconceived notions of gender, race, sexuality and class. It is grounded in the firm belief that blackness is past, present and future at any given moment.
Kim Ninkuru’s work has been shown in numerous galleries and exhibitions including the Museum Gardiner for Hashtag Solidarity, Trinity Square Video, Xpace Cultural Centre, Studio 303 amongst others. Her work appears in the anthology Other Places: Reflections on Media Arts in Canada by Deanna Bowen. In 2019, Ninkuru first showcased her piece “These Are My Reparations (Part II)” at SKETCH Working Arts as part of the first Toronto Biennial Art Festival.
Produced by Charles Street Video Funded by Canada Council for the Arts
Date And Time
Fri, Jan 06, 2023
23:00 pm – 02:00 am
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
17:00 pm – 22:00 pm
76 Geary Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2B5, Canada