Family Matters

Year 2017
Pieces 1

Collaborators: Camille Turner & Camal Pirbhai
video and sound installation

Peggy Pompadour and her son Jupiter, a mother and son enslaved by Peter Russell in 19th century Upper Canada, time-travel to contemporary Toronto in an Afrofuturist video and sound installation illuminating the ongoing co-constitution of past and present. A project that humanizes the enslaved people depicted in historical advertisements and challenges the false constructions of history.