To conclude the exhibition Spécial Video Pool Special: What's Wrong With Romance?, Dazibao is pleased to welcome Mi’kmaq poet, writer and critic Shannon Webb-Campbell. Placing her own texts in conversation with a selection of videos works from What’s Wrong With Romance?, Webb-Campbell proposes a dialogue on desire, sexuality and identity from feminist, queer and Indigenous perspectives.
Shannon Webb-Campbell’s first book, Still No Word (Breakwater Books, 2015), won the inaugural OUT In Print prize from Egale Canada, and her second book, Who Took My Sister? (Book Thug, 2018), will be released this month. In 2014, she was the Canadian Women In the Literary Arts Critic-in-Residence and currently sits on their Board of Directors. She recently curated Recover All That Is Ours, an exhibition of Indigenous artists and poets, which runs until April 25th at Campbell River Art Gallery.
Spécial Video Pool Special: What’s Wrong With Romance? is a video program organized for Dazibao by Nika Khanjani and Pablo Rodriguez, featuring works drawn from the vast catalogue of Winnipeg’s Video Pool Distribution.
The author will read her work in its original language. The question period will take place in both French and English.