Larissa Sansour will participate in the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF), a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Palestinian cinema, music, cuisine and art to GTA audiences. The ninth edition of the festival runs from 22 - 25 September, 2016.
On the 21st of September, TPFF and Art Creates Change, Faculty of Art, OCAD University will present an artist talk with Sansour to discuss how her interdisciplinary work (ranging from video and photography to installations and sculpture) is immersed in current political discourses surrounding the Palestinian question.
From 22 - 25 September, the artist will take part in an exhibition entitled Pop Art Palestine: Video Works of Larissa Sansour that features
a collection of her video works that are influenced by iconic pop culture references adapted to a Palestinian storyline.
On the 23rd of September, Sansour will screen and discuss her sci-fi trilogy: A Space Exodus (2009) that depicts a female Palestinian astronaut travelling to outer space in order to claim land for her nation, Nation Estate (2012) that explores a vertical solution to Palestinian statehood, and In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain (2016) that features a fictional resistance group burying elaborate porcelain to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands.
Art Creates Change: Artist Talk with Larissa Sansour
Venue: OCAD U - ROOM 190
Date: Wednesday, 21 September,
Time: Starting at 6:45 PM
Duration: 90 mins
Pop Art Palestine: Video Works of Larissa Sansour
Venue: The Lab, 4th floor,
Date: 22 - 25 September,
Time: During Festival hours
In the Future: Larissa Sansour Sci-Fi Trilogy
Date: Friday, 22 September,