Workshop (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.), followed by discussion and screening
The KABANE77 collective is currently developing the project 77 Fragments, which will constitute a sum of archives relating to the group’s actions and reflections since its creation in 2012. The practice of documentation allows for existence through new manners of saying and doing, and without having to ask for authorisation. In our view, it notably allows us to better understand the possibilities and limits of self-representation through different forms of media (print, social media, video, cinema, audio narratives, etc.)
Born out of the need to tell the story of our ties to a specific territory (the warehouse situated at 77 Bernard East, in Mile-End), and to constitute our legitimacy within the “public sphere,” this workshop proposes to think, through concrete gestures, about pragmatic ways to present a moving and porous entity beyond functional categories, which will instead be substituted by fictional ones.
This workshop invites willing participants to reflect and contribute to the creation of some of these fragments of invented stories. The exchanges will be animated by the collective conception and production of the next edition of the Cahiers des impossibles, a newsletter printed on Risograph that we have been publishing on a monthly basis for almost a year, and which is distributed freely.
The workshop will be followed by a discussion and screening of Robert Kramer's film Ice (1969).
This activity seeks to meet with the Media@McGill community in order to reflect upon notions of self-representation, commons, archives, speculative gestures and territory in the areas of communication, image production, mediation, and political theory.
The day’s activities will take place at the Cultural Studies House on McGill campus (3475 Peel Street) as part of KABANE77’s residence with Media@McGill.