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5pm Conference – Common Aliens: Diaspora in Time

December 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - December 4, 2016 @ 11:55 pm

Common Aliens: Diaspora in Time is a curatorial project presented by Atelier Céladon, to work through the feeling of being in time in an unmappable terrain of bodies. In prioritizing the voices of Indigenous and people of colour, we are assembling a program that centers the knowledge gained through lived temporalities in the practical effort to build up our networks of solidarity. Think what it can mean to prioritize occupying time over space, to find our portals in between time through glass bowls. Our bodies speak to each other. They sound the depths together, recognizing that there is no desire that is not collective and no desire that does not create.” (from Atelier Céladon‘s website)atelier celadon 2016 title image

Atelier Céladon is proud to present Common Aliens: Diaspora in Time, the second annual series of programming centred on Indigenous and artists of colour in Montreal. This curatorial project aims to bring together community members to think about various conceptions of time in the diaspora, what it means to occupy time, and the possibilities of talking about race among racialized people. See the complete event programme here: Atelier Celadon programme 2016.

Mission statement: Atelier Céladon was founded in Montreal on April 1, 2015 as an open-ended art organization which prioritizes Indigenous and people of colour. It’s most legible and stable existence takes place online whereas its physical iterations have taken the form of partnerships with other spaces. Atelier Céladon represents artists by facilitating a platform that extends beyond what an individual can manage, believing in growth through self-driven participation. Support we provide includes facilitating workshops and network gatherings organized based on the needs of our members, with a focus on collaboration as a means of social organization. Céladon members retain the rights to their cultural production. We prioritize supporting people who are marginalized in mainstream media production, including but not limited to the lived experiences of racialized, gendered, and differently-abled bodies. We place emphasis on process-based work, in thinking of the possibilities of art production as a form of sustainable community building. Anyone can sign up to be a member online and no experience is required.

Date: December 1 – 4 , 2016 Time: Keynote address by Lee Maracle at 5pm Dec 1,2016. More times here.

Location: Studio XX, 201-4001 Berri St.

For more information, please contact Fiona Glen at (514) 431-7863 or Hera Chan at (514) 566-7088.



December 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
December 4, 2016 @ 11:55 pm


Atelier Céladon
201-4001 Berri St.
Montreal, QC Canada
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