Gabi Dao, Excerpts from the Domestic Cinema, Ch. 1, still from video, 2018. Courtesy the artist.

Workshop: Storytelling in the Domestic Cinema with Gabi Dao and Duc Kim Dao

Wednesday, November 6, 6 – 9pm
Audain Gallery

This event is free but space is limited. Snacks will be served. Please contact audaingallery@sfu.ca to register.

No previous experience in video production is necessary and all equipment will be provided. Participants are asked to bring an item of personal significance with them.

Building on a collaboration between artist Gabi Dao and her father Duc Kim Dao, which has produced the Excerpts from the Domestic Cinema video series, this workshop orients participants to Gabi's developing theory of domestic cinema and provides an opportunity to make a moving image work that draws the theory into practice. Domestic cinema, as employed by Gabi, is a framework to investigate the intimate proximity we have to digital, audio and visual materials. Gabi and Duc Kim will co-lead this workshop, which considers how to distill the experiences of a life into a story, in both narrative and non-linear ways. Special attention will be paid to the role of voice, especially when used in voice-over.

Gabi Dao is an artist and organizer based on the unceded territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nations.

Duc Kim Dao was a refugee, admitted to Canada in 1979. He is currently a federal employee based in Vancouver.