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Kama La MackerelArtist and educator Kama La Mackerel will discuss the creative process in an online studio visit April 23.

Multi-disciplinary artist to discuss creative process

Audiences are invited to visit the Montreal studio of Kama La Mackerel — a Mauritian-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist, educator, writer, community-arts facilitator, and literary translator — via Zoom on Friday, April 23.

La Mackerel works within and across performance, photography, installations, textiles, digital art, and literature and will discuss the creative process and read from the 2020 poetry collection ZOM-FAM during the event.

“My life’s work emerges from a concern for justice and an imperative to heal from colonial pasts,” La Mackerel says. “I explore ancestral loss — as the loss of bodies, histories, cultures, languages, genders, knowledge systems and spiritual practices — in order to rewrite the marginalized and silenced voice in contemporary contexts of global imperialism.”

The Artcite gallery is exhibiting La Mackerel’s Breaking the Promise of Tropical Emptiness: trans subjectivity in the Mauritian postcard.”

It is hosting Friday’s performance lecture with co-sponsors the Women's and Gender Studies program, the Art Gallery of Windsor, River Bookshop, Pozitive Pathways, and Trans Wellness Ontario.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.; click here for details and a link to register.