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Humanities Institute/Distinguished Visiting Scholar Film Series: “If From Every Tongue it Drips” with Sharlene Bamboat
December 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presented by the UB Humanities Institute in collaboration with the UB Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program, in conjunction with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Center.
Please join us for a screening of If From Every Tongue it Drips, directed by Sharlene Bamboat. FREE and open to the public.
6:00 pm | Reception | complimentary food by Alibaba Kebab with cash beer & wine bar benefiting Hallwalls
7:00 pm | Screening | If From Every Tongue it Drips (dir. Sharlene Bamboat | 68:00 mins. | 2021 | Canada, Sri Lanka, Scotland) followed by Q+A featuring visiting guest Sharlene Bamboat in conversation with Ekrem Serdar (Squeaky Wheel).
If from Every Tongue It Drips is a film that explores questions of distance and proximity, identity and otherness, through scenes from the daily interactions between two queer women—a poet and a cameraperson.
Created between three locations: Montreal, Batticaloa and the Isle of Skye, and connected through languages – Urdu, Tamil & English, personal and national histories, music and dance, and the gaze of the camera lens, they explore subjects both expansively cosmic and intimately close—from quantum superposition to the links between British colonialism and Indian nationalism.
About the Director
Sharlene Bamboat is a moving image and installation artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Her practice engages with translation, history, and sound to uncover sensory and fractured ways of understanding the relationship between the self and the social in transnational contexts.
Her works examine the role of colonialism, globalization, culture, and desire through poetics, abstraction, and collaboration by working with artists, musicians and writers to animate historical, political, legal, and pop-culture materials. Her most frequent collaborator, since 2009, is Alexis Mitchell. In addition to her art practice, Sharlene works in the arts-sector, including artist-run organizations and collectives in Canada, and with artists both locally and internationally.