31 May Victoria Catherine Chan
Born in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), unceded Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) territory, and a child of the diaspora, Victoria Catherine Chan (she/they) is a filmmaker and artist whose work focuses on somatic sensibilities, liminal spaces and the politics of the body between imaginaries and sensorialities. Through a transdisciplinary prism, her practice combines cinema, installation, performance and sound art through intersectional and intergenerational narratives. Their work has been shown in festivals, galleries, cinemas and online platforms and has received support from CALQ, SODEC and MAI.
Victoria earned a BFA in Directing from ZeLIG School for Documentary in Italy and an MFA in Intermedia from Concordia University. She also completed a Fellowship at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art in New York. Committed to their art community, they founded Peripheral Hours in 2018 – a DIY art space dedicated to supporting QTBIPOC artists, filmmakers and curators. She is currently working on her first feature film, which tells the story of her family clan in the oldest ancestral clan house of Montreal’s disappearing Chinatown.
- Geschlossener Hof, Documentary short, 2011.
- Plan B, Documentary short, 2012.
- Il destino di una fabbrica, Documentary mid-length , 2014.
- 9:36 pm, Documentary short, 2017.
Main Film is an artist-run center committed to supporting its community as a whole, without distinction, in the creation of independent film.
Our strength is in our members. They are our very essence.
Beyond general statements of solidarity against racism following the events of the summer of 2020, but also against more recent and historically ongoing acts of racism, it seemed essential to offer a place so our members can express their feelings towards the discrimination they experience regarding their skin color, their origins, their sexual orientation, their gender, and for them to share their reflections about the societal issues that exists in any form of rejection of the Other.
Each month, Main Film will provide a platform for its members to share their thoughts on the discrimination they face.
Our tenth contributing artist is Victoria Catherine Chan.
Because it is artists who carry both the role of representing society and making it evolve.