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Voices in Moving Image: Ja'Tovia Gary

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oct 06

Wed, Oct 6 2021, 5PM - 7PM


Part of event series: Fall 2021 Film Lecture Series

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CCA Graduate Film and CCA Fine Arts

Event description

Join us for a visiting artist lecture with Ja'Tovia Gary.

Ja’Tovia Gary is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working across documentary, avant-garde video art, sculpture, and installation. Gary is deeply concerned with re-memory and employs a rigorous interrogation and reapprehension of the archive in much of her work. The artist seeks to trouble notions of objectivity and neutrality in nonfiction storytelling by asserting a Black feminist subjectivity, and applies what scholar and cultural critic bell hooks terms “an oppositional gaze” as both maker and critical spectator of moving image works. Intimate, often personal, and politically charged, her works aim to unmask power and its influence on how we perceive and formulate reality. Gary’s films and installations serve as reparative gestures for the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed. Black sociality, familial bonds, the interiority of Black women and femmes, and the global efforts towards liberation often pull focus in Gary’s multivalent works.

Entry details

Free and open to the public.