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Michéle Pearson Clarke: Parade Of Champions

June 5 – 28, 2015
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Drawing on the artist’s experience of grieving her own mother’s death, Parade of Champions documents the grief experiences of three black queer individuals whose mothers have also recently died. Employing still video portraits and audio interviews, this immersive three-channel installation invites viewers to bear witness to this black queer grief.




Event(s):

Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Michele Pearson Clarke in conversation with Deanna Bowen
Wednesday, June 10
5:00 PM

The exhibition is a part of Ryerson University’s MFA Documentary Media Festival DOC NOW and is an affiliate event of Pride Toronto 2015

A man wearing green pants sits in a red chair in a living room.
Fig. 1

Michele Pearson Clarke, Parade of Champions, 2015, digital video still. Courtesy of the artist

Installation Shots

3 video stills. In the center still, a man wearing green pants sits in a red chair in a living room.
Fig. 1

Michele Pearson Clarke: Parade of Champions (installation view), 2015 © Eugen Sakhnenko, Ryerson Image Centre

Two video stills. In the center still, a woman wearing white sits in a black armchair in a living room
Fig. 2

Michele Pearson Clarke: Parade of Champions (installation view), 2015 © Eugen Sakhnenko, Ryerson Image Centre

A man sits in a red chair in a living room.
Fig. 3

Michele Pearson Clarke: Parade of Champions (installation view), 2015 © Eugen Sakhnenko, Ryerson Image Centre

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The exhibition is a part of Ryerson University’s MFA Documentary Media Festival DOC NOW and is an affiliate event of Pride Toronto 2015