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digital anti-matter anti-manifesto

We strive to consider the varying forms of matter, energy, and particles that exist around us. While Western notions of science-based knowledge hold the sole perspective of Truth, Indigenous cosmologies acknowledge the existence of multiple truths and realities that create diverse tapestries of life.

Anti-matter works through the ways in which decolonial thinkers and makers deny colonial conceptions of Truths, ordering of space and temporality. Through the lens of anti-matter, we aim to carve out a space for anti-colonial matter: as sound, particles, energy, and Indigenous knowledge transmission.

Anti-manifesto derives from queer theory and the idea that there is no future for the queer and all those who aren’t afforded a potentiality of life on Man’s Earth. All that which is queer should resist, at all costs, a neoliberal fascination with the future and the manifesto, and prefer instead to lurk in the margins, the in-between spaces, of intelligibility and definition.

This programming will honour the types of matter and knowledge transference that takes place through digital spaces.






gijiit is a curatorial collective consisting of members Jas M. Morgan and Adrienne Huard, based in Tkaronto and Miiskwaagamiwiziibiing. The collective concentrates on community-engaged Indigenous art dealing with themes of gender, sex, and sexuality.





Adrienne Huard is Anishinaabe registered at Couchiching First Nation, Ontario, and born and raised in Miiskwaagamiwiziibiing/Winnipeg. After graduating in 2012 from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor of fine arts majoring in photography, she pursued a bachelor of fine arts in art history at Concordia University in Tio’tià:ke/Montreal. Huard graduated from Concordia in April 2018 and went on to complete OCAD University’s graduate-level program in criticism and curatorial practice in Tkaronto/Toronto. In September 2020, she began the PhD-level program in Indigenous studies at University of Manitoba. She now joins the team at national arts publication, Canadian Art magazine as an Editor-at-Large.

Adrienne Huard





Jas M. Morgan

Jas M. Morgan is a Toronto-based Cree-Métis-Saulteaux SSHRC doctoral scholarship recipient, a McGill University Art History Ph.D. candidate, and an assistant professor in Ryerson University’s Department of English. They previously held the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art and served as the Arts and Literary Summit programmer for MagNet 2019. Morgan’s first book nîtisânak (Metonymy Press, 2018) won the prestigious 2019 Dayne Ogilive Prize and a 2019 Quebec Writer’s Federation first book prize, and has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and an Indigenous Voices Literary Award. Morgan is the co-founder of gijiit: a curatorial collective that focuses on community-engaged Indigenous art curations, gatherings, and research dealing with themes of gender, sex, and sexuality. 






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