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Colonial Interrogations Through Art: Omar Musa & Matthew James Weigel

September 24 at 11am

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Join Bornean-Australian author Omar Musa and Dene and Métis poet Matthew James Weigel for an enlightening examination of race, family, isolation and cultural erasure. Musa grapples with his heritage in Killernova, a poetic collection of wood cuts, an ancient Bornean art form, that charts a journey through the colonial history of South-East Asia, environmental destruction, family, race in Australia, isolation and recovery. The visually stunning work takes an intimate look at the world through Musa’s eyes. Weigel’s debut book, Whitemud Walking, explores the consequences of the state sequestering knowledge and archival documents in institutions, away from Indigenous people. Using the photos, documents and recordings of his ancestors, Weigel relates his own story with that of the colonial Canada creating a genre-bending work of visual and lyric poetry, prose, photography and digital design.

Moderated by Jennifer Alicia Murrin.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 24 at 11am ET
Where: Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Omar Musa & Matthew James Weigel's headshots

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Omar Musa's Killernova book cover

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Colonial Interrogations Through Art: Omar Musa & Matthew James Weigel

September 24 at 11am


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Photo Credit: Quinn Ryder

Omar Musa

Photo Credit: Hue and Sun Photography

Matthew James Weigel

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