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180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J2W5 Canada

November 2018

TIDALECTICS (re)imagining isle/lands – Exhibit

November 5 @ 8:00 am to November 30 @ 9:00 pm
2nd floor Hallway Galleries, 180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J2W5 Canada

Opening Reception November 8th 6 - 9 pm This exhibition is an introduction to (geo)poetic and (geo)political investigations of islands and the Caribbean through the framework of “tidalectics”. A theory developed by Bajan poet and historian, Kamau Brathwaite, tidalectics is a creolization of the Western ‘dialectic’, delving beyond land-based modes of conceptualizing for the oceanic; tidalectics challenges the linear trajectory of Western imperialism and pro(re)gression through the cyclical, fluid, fluctuating, polyrhythmic,  dynamic, decentering movement of the ocean. Concerned with oceanic counter-narratives…

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