Photo credit above: Still from  "Into The Impossible", Collectif HAT, 2018, courtesy of the artists


Curated by: Alexandra Gelis and Madi Piller

"Placements + Ruptures" is a two-part programming series curated by Alexandra Gelis and Madi Piller and presented by VUCAVU in partnership with PIX Film Collective. The works they have selected seek to address issues related to the precarity of our times by exploring concepts of home, displacement, and grief. People’s living conditions are increasingly affected by the effects of post-pandemic realities and the displacement caused by climate warming and wars. In Gelis and Piller's view, as people increasingly experience housing precarity and increasing inequities, they also endure and carry a great deal of pain and loss. The 10 artworks selected for these programs explore these themes from their own unique perspectives.

> Program 1: Housing Inactions, Free streaming >  March 15 - 29, 2023
> Program 2: Healing Quest, Free streaming > March 30 - April 13, 2023

Placements + Ruptures: HOUSING INACTIONS

Virtual Artist Talk: Jaime Black and Collectif HAT (Hyacinthe Raimbault, Angie Richard, et Tracey Richard)

Placements + Ruptures: Housing Inactions
Moderated by: Alexandra Gelis and Madi Piller
LIVESTREAM on Wedensday March 22 2023,
@ 6:30-7:30 PM EST (3:30PM PT / 5:30PM CT / 7:30PM AT)
** See Video Link below for a recording of the talk

Placements + Ruptures: HEALING QUEST


Placements + Ruptures: The Healing Quest

In-person + live-streamed cinematic event by Collectif HAT @ PIX FILM COLLECTIVE
Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 8 PM (ET) (7 PM CT/ 9 PM AT / 5 PM PT)
PIX FILM STUDIO, 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C, Toronto, Ontario

Over the last year, Alexandra Gelis and Madi Piler have been remotely mentoring and meeting with the three Moncton-based artists who make up Collectif HAT, namely Hyacinthe Raimbault, Angie Richard and Tracey Richard. During the first week of April 2023, HAT are traveling to Toronto to conduct a 1 week residency at PIX Film Studio where they will work directly with Gelis and Piller and complete a new media artwork they've developped during their mentorship.

To celebrate the closing of our Placements + Ruptures programming series, VUCAVU is thrilled to present FRAGMENTS: LA CÔTE; a resulting hybrid cinematic performance by Collectif HAT will be presented in partnership with PIX Film. 

This programming series is presented by VUCAVU.

VUCAVU acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the PIX FILM COLLECTIVE and the PETMAN Foundation.