...I Don't See Colour - Illuminate the Night

Bijou Patio

Winnipeg, MB

Digital recording Digital & new media Film & video Intercultural Interdisciplinary

This event is being adapted into a digital experience. The link to the online videos can be found on 11 posters that are posted throughout the Exchange District - it's a scavenger hunt to find them all. “…I Don’t See Colour” is a film project that shares just some of the many stories of Black people in Winnipeg, MB. The series debuted as part of an interactive venue called Living Colour that ÉZÈ STUDIO held during the 2017 Nuit Blanche Winnipeg. For several minutes, each person speaks to the camera about something significant in their lives. The title, “…I Don’t See Colour,” is a reference to the phrase that many BIPOC communities have often been told how society perceives race in Canada. The black-and-white aesthetic of the footage is an attempt to incorporate a literal interpretation of that phrase while still giving full attention to the stories of Black lives in our city. A series of new videos will make their debut at Nuit Blanche on Sept 26th. The location #4 space will have an outdoor projector playing the videos for public viewing. The location will also have standing posters with scannable QR codes placed throughout. Use your smartphone camera to scan each QR code and stream the video(s) from your device (Using personal headphones are recommended for sound, data charges may apply). The project will utilize outdoor space, with capacity limits and physical distancing measures in place. (Hand sanitizer will be available on site.)

Sat 26 Sep
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

ÉZÈ STUDIO

This event is free.

Organized by

Illuminate the Night - Kelechi Asagwara

Each year, an Open Call is held for artists to propose pieces that will enhance the audience experience of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg through the Illuminate the Night program. Projects are selected by a jury of artists and art professionals and are featured in Winnipeg’s downtown core. This is a call inviting artists working in all artistic mediums to submit projects- performance artists, installation artists, textile artists, graphic designers, media artists, architects and general creative thinkers – with a performance, exhibition or installation that will enthrall, excite and possibly introduce Winnipeggers to something they have never seen or experienced before. In 2016, I went out and bought my first camera. I come from multiple years of experience in business sales and marketing, but I had always had a passion for photography and filmmaking. That year, I felt compelled to act on my passion; I decided to get involved in art showcasing and event coordinating within the Black community. I’m self-taught as a photographer and later began to work with video and short films. My work has been focused on capturing moments and creating content with fellow Black artists and creators in Winnipeg. In 2017, ÉZÈ STUDIO was made as a platform to highlight some of my collaborations in Winnipeg’s Black community. With my combined background in business and visual arts, I feel I provide a unique combination of skills to help deliver an impactful experience to Nuit Blanche. - Kelechi (K.P. Obinna) Asagwara, Visual Director & Creator of ÉZÈ STUDIO

This event is part of a hub:

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg --- Events To Be Rescheduled

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg - Produced by Culture Days Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Please note: in accordance with new public health orders, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg events are currently being adjusted and rescheduled as stand-alone events happening at different times over the course of Culture Days, which runs now until Oct...

Location

492 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB

This event will take place outdoors.

Event Contact

Kelechi Asagwara

ezestudio2017@gmail.com

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.