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aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts FestivalArtist Talk: Alexandra Gelis, Weeds/Mala Hierba

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Artist Talk: Alexandra Gelis, Weeds/Mala Hierba

April 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Off Screen: Exhibition

APRIL 4 – 28, 2014

Bavia Arts Gallery
898b St. Clair Ave. West. 2nd Floor. Toronto

Gallery Hours: April 4 – 28, Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 18:00pm

All exhibitions closed during long weekend: 18, 19, 20 of April



Mala Hierba / Weeds

by Alexandra Gelis

Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 20:30pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 26, 18:30pm

Weeds, is an immersive sculptural sound space with video and electronic components that deal with the use of plants for medicinal purposes and funeral rituals in the town of San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia. This town is known as the first free settlement created by runaway slaves in colonial times and has been designated as a World Heritage Site.

Colombian-Venezuelan artist based in Toronto. Her studio practice combines new media, installation, and photography with custom built interactive electronics. Her projects incorporate personal fi eld research as a tool to investigate the ecologies of various landscapes through examining the traces left by various socio-political interventions.

Working along with:

Programming and sound design: Hector Centeno. 

Hair Braiding Design: Keli Maksud


Curated by: 

Sinara Rozo-Perdomo

Mariuxi Zambrano

Sponsored by:



Co-presented by:






April 26, 2014
6:30 pm
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Bavia Arts Gallery
898b St. Clair Ave. West. 2nd Floor.
Toronto, Canada