MARCH 2, 2017
KEYNOTE: ROLAND SINTOS COLOMA
"Queering Asian Canada: Archives, Fantasies and Utopic Counterpublics"
Presented as part of the Asian Canadians in Visual Culture Conference/Workshop
EV-1.615, Concordia University
4:00 - 5:30PM
This presentation will examine the interlocking pivots of race, sexuality, and diaspora to delineate the conceptual and agentic possibilities of queering Asian Canada. The notion of queering Asian Canada refers not only to the analysis of the experiences and representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Asians in Canada, but also to the deconstruction of normalized discourses and structures that condition and produce minoritized subjectivity. Analysis will include Joella Cabalu’s documentary It Runs in the Family (2015), Richard Fung’s lm Re:Orientations (2016), and the South Asian Visual Arts Centre’s Not a Place on a Map: The Desh Pardesh Project (2016).