February 2018 to July 2019
Canadian archives lack home movie footage of Canadians of colour. Expanding the Archive proposes active engagement with this current gap by collecting and contextualizing home movies from the 20th century across Canada, bringing together 12 artists of colour to respond to what is found, and engaging the wider community throughout the process.
Home Made Visible celebrates the domestic histories of Indigenous and visible minority communities by digitizing and archiving their home videos and then reflecting on the stories that they have the power to bring to life. The commissioned archives reflect on how how recorded history shape our relationship to the past and how we can we re-frame them to build new histories. In what ways can this inquiry into familial and community archives connect the vast and varied histories of Indigenous people in Canada and the visible minority communities who have settled here?
Regent Park Film Festival selected six artists (Aeyliya Husain, Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Jennifer Dysart, and Maya Bastian) and commissioned them to create new works. They used CSV space, gallery and equipment resources. CSV will also be hosting a HMV exhibit in July 2019.