Intermedia describes a cross-disciplinary art practice as well as the creative and diverse community that is Club IMCA. The club strives to create an inclusive space where we can develop and exchange knowledge on emerging art mediums, with special interest in the internet and popular culture, technology, performance and video arts.
We would like to give a special thanks to Benoit Chausse, Monique Moumblow, Cristo Riffo, Ayam Sabah, the Fine Arts Reading Room, FASA, the CUAA and the sustainable action plan for their support and/or sponsorship with IMCAFEST and the PedalBox Gallery.
Long before Cartier sailed up the St. Lawrence and encountered a nation of Iroquoian people in a place called Hochelaga the island, which European settlers called Montréal, was a point of conflict, conference, creation, and exchange for many Indigenoius peoples including the Anishnaabe, Huron/Wendat, and Abénaki Nations. The people of the Kanienkéha:ka Nation -known in English as the Mohawk- are now considered the caretakers of the land and water around Montréal. In their language this island bears the name Tiohtià:ke, which means “broken in two”, because of the way the river breaks around it. The river has made contemporary Montréal into a vibrantly diverse and creative city.
As fine arts students at Concordia University we acknowledge that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands.We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community. That is why we ask the community to support the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal or The Daphne Art Centre to continue to consider how our daily actions can contribute to the reconciliation of Indigenous peoples.
︎Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal
︎Daphne Art Centre