Paradise Lives in the Ruins of Colonial and Dictatorship Architecture. An Artist Talk by Stephanie Comilang

In her lecture, Paradise Lives in the Ruins of Colonial and Dictatorship Architecture, Stephanie Comilang talks about her research and work into feminising and decolonising spaces of colonial and imperial architecture in Southeast Asia, by way of a drone called Paradise. The lecture will be preceded by a screening of Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (2016) and followed by a moderated conversation with the artist.

Stephanie Comilang (b. 1980) lives and works between Toronto, Canada and Berlin, Germany. Her documentary-based works create narratives exploring how global understandings of mobility, capital and labour are determined through various cultural and social factors. In 2019 Comilang was awarded the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s most prestigious prize for artists under 40 years of age.

Her work has been shown at Transmediale Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, Ghost : 2561 Bangkok Video & Performance Triennale, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Asia Art Archive in America, New York.

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