Publication Launch of Syphon 5.0 : INCARCERATION

Radiodress, Documentation from 835.934.994: certain events performance, 2016 Image credit: Kala Raju
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Modern Fuel (suite 305)
Modern Fuel

Please join us at the gallery on SaturdayFebruary 23, from 3 - 5 PM to celebrate the launch of our latest issue of our publication, Syphon.  The short film "Emergent Visions: No Prisons!" will be screened. Light refreshments will be served. 


Contributors (in alphabetical order): Tings Chak, Molly Goddard/Bidabinokwe, Lisa Guenther, Ann Hansen, Donny Hogan, Jimmy Hogan, Sheena Hoszko, Amina Mohamed, Radiodress, Natasha Stirrett, Cameron Willis, Sara Wylie

Edited by: Robin Alex McDonald

Pushing back against popular narratives of Kingston’s incarceration histories espoused and circulated by the ‘dark tourism’ of Kingston Pen Tours, Issue 5.0 aims to (re-)centre the resiliency and creativity of inmates in the face of violence, neglect, experimentation, and isolation, as well as the creative approaches of allies and artists who aim to cultivate awareness and solidarity in their pursuit of prisoner’s justice. While discussions of art’s role within carceral sites often default to problematic notions of art-making as a form of occupational therapy and “rehabilitation,” the artists, filmmakers, poets, and writers featured in this issue re-frame art-making as an act of resistance to and healing from systemic trauma, intergenerational trauma, colonial trauma, and/or the trauma of incarceration.