Connect with speakers and artists from across the country at the Digital Shift Virtual Gathering!
|All events are FREE to attend, registration is only required for the Opening Ceremony and Roundtable Discussions which will be held on Zoom. |
Register for the Roundtables
The Digital Shift Opening Ceremony will be held on September 16 at 10am PST.
Register for the Opening Ceremony
Digital Shift will be comprised of six weekly sessions, held online from 10am -12pm (Pacific time) each Thursday from September 17 to October 22, 2020. Each session will be made up of a one hour round-table conversation, followed by a virtual break-out, where participants will gather in working groups to discuss the issues raised during the conversation. These discussions will have French/English translation and ASL interpretation.
The first session on September 17 will feature speakers France Trépanier & Chris Creighton-Kelly, co-directors of Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires. They will present “A Shifting Landscape” by approaching the immediate challenges in the Canadian arts system. Using a historical perspective, they situate the development of this Eurocentric system in the context of colonialism; the post World War 2 ‘cultural nation building’ period; the 80’s and 90’s push by IBPoC artists to gain access to this system; the 25 year response of Canadian arts institutions/organizations and the current resetting of this system in the wake of Indigenous struggles and the BLM uprisings.
Register for the first session here: bit.ly/RegisterWeek1
Digital Shift will also showcase the work of artists from the Pacific Region (BC and the Yukon) through a rotating weekly program of screenings, online artists’ works, and virtual walks by artists through different territories within the region. These pieces will be shown on our website from September 17 to October 28.
Events for the first week of September 17 to 23:
Featured Screening – “At the Confluence” programmed by Yukon Film Society (YFS) and The Klondike Institute for Art and Culture (KIAC). Works will be available to stream on our website in the Cinema.
Featured Artist Works by Farheen HaQ and Anchi Lin will be shown on our website in the Gallery.
Informal Meetup Sessions focusing on Artistic Staff and Technical and Production Staff will be held simultaneously on our website in the Main Hall on Sept. 22, 10am–12pm PST.
Register for the overall conference here
Go to our website for a detailed schedule: Digital Shift Website
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Digital Shift is hosted by the FLUX Media Gallery, which is situated on the ancestral and un-ceded territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, including the WSANEC peoples of the Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tseycum and Tsawout First Nations (Victoria BC). The Gathering is presented in partnership with the Media Arts Alliance of the Pacific (MAAP), the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) and IMAA.