18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

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RUM AND ROTI LIME

SPECIAL EVENT | SAT NOV 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
THE MONARCH FESTIVAL HUB (12 CLINTON ST) | BUY TICKETS
Admission: $30 (includes film tickets) – ADVANCE SALES ONLY. NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Please note that Reel Asian badges and passes are not valid for this event. You must purchase package tickets even if you are a pass- or badge-holder.

Richard Fung’s Dal Puri Diaspora introduces Canadian audiences to Andil Gosine’s Wardrobes in his new documentary and filmgoers will get the chance to travel deeper into the art-fashion project at the Rum and Roti Lime immediately following the screening.

A special $30 Lime ticket gets you into the film screening as well as an after-film art experience at the nearby Monarch Festival Hub. Attendees will enjoy a selection of Trinidadian calypso, soca and chutney music, and a complimentary rum cocktail. After watching Dal Puri Diaspora, you will want to have one – and Lettie and Adam will be serving up yours from a customized “Roti Shop” created with industrial designer-artist Kara Springer. This “Roti Shop” will also showcase two items from Andil Gosine’s collection, the “Cutlass” brooch and “Rum and Roti” – a bag he designed with Skinny Vinny of Brooklyn that appears in Dal Puri! This is the premiere exhibition of the bag in Canada, and the first time its limited run of 25 will be on sale.

Throughout the duration of the “Lime,” the art performance A Map of Pleasure, A Map of Grief will unfold, with individual participants invited by Andil to respond to a series of questions which are then turned into maps by guest artists Gyimah Gariba and Joshua Vettivelu. At the end of the night, participants get to take their maps home.

Andil describes Wardrobes as an exploration of how migration impacts experiences of intimacy. “It’s a longer story of desire,” he says, “a story about living in between the feeling that no where is home, and everywhere might be home.” Richard Fung’s search for roti, he adds, “is about his living in this space.” Wardrobes began life as a series of art objects Andil created and premiered at the New York Institute of Fashion, and later developed into a series of art performances and a play that elaborate each object’s story. Rum and Roti is the second of four art happenings to take place in Toronto over 2012-13.

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Venue:
Monarch Festival Hub   -   Map
Street:
12 Clinton Street
ZIP:
M6J 2N8
City:
Toronto
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