With Zeina Ismail-Allouche and Jad Orphée Chami
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Acts of Listening Lab @ Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
Concordia University Library Building, 10th Floor, Room LB-1042.02 (moon room)
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Montreal, QC, Canada
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A performative participatory workshop to deconstruct the concept of shared authority in the Oral History Interview, with Zeina Ismail-Allouche and Jad Orphée Chami. In English.
This performative participatory workshop intends to unpack the tension revolving around the willingness/ readiness/preparedness of oral historians to share their own stories and the concept of shared authority within the interview space.
The workshop intends to offer a safe space to address essential questions about the deep connections tying Indigenous Methodologies and the call for self-positionality to the practice of oral history. A self-positioning performative narrative will prelude the workshop as a pathway to living the experience of telling one’s own story as a vivid introduction to the subject matter. The participants will be then invited to reflect, connect, and revisit critically shared authorities in the interview space.
Zeina Ismail-Allouche is a core member of the centre.
Jad Orphée Chami is a Lebanese-Canadian artist-researcher and composer, born in Beirut in 1998 and living in Montreal since 2015. He notably composed the original music for the film Antigone by Sophie Deraspe, which represented Canada at the 92nd Academy Awards and was nominated for best original music at the 22nd Gala Québec Cinéma. Through research-creation, he explores oral history as literal embodiment, separating the linguistic components of testimonies from the incarnated and bodily-bursting stories.
COHDS/ALLAB are grateful to be able to offer our programming on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory, in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.