Episode 22: Queering notions of diaspora

On June 1, 2009, Inextricable – a video art installation by Alexis Mitchell & Sharlene Bamboat – opens at the the Goldfarb Gallery at York University in Toronto. Inextricable presents three interconnecting videos that queer prevailing understandings of diaspora. Alexis Mitchell joins radio613 this week to speak about the upcoming exhibit. The interview outlines a queered notion of diaspora that does not rely on the restrictive binaries of the nation-state. Mitchell also discusses her own experiences as a queer Ashkenazi Jew living in Canada/Turtle Island and unattached to the idea of a homeland.

Music and poetry from Charming Hostess, LAL and Kevin Coval.

Be sure to check out Inextricable from June 1-5 at the Goldfarb Gallery, Fine Arts Building at York University. More information: alexismitchell.com

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