Video Documentation: UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS

Installation view of UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS at the Ryerson Image Centre. Recorded February 1st, 2013. Recorded by James Fowler, courtesy of Akimbo Art.










Who’s your favourite unfamous un-American?


For the inaugural exhibition of UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS, a random composition installed on Ryerson Image Centre's media wall in 2013, ten community-nominated snap shots and 100 photographs from RIC's Black Star Collection were incorporated into the work.

Future iterations will be made with raw materials from other filmic and media archives in the on-going evolution of the work, until its final version in 2020. These public collection materials will be combined with personal and found media such as Super 8 and 16mm family movies, and social media-nominated photos from the communities wherever the work is shown.