border crossings, is an interactive community engaged arts project that uses the transformative power of art to challenge preconceived ideas around borders. By using stories and narratives as our main resource, we aim to fuel alternative ways of seeing across a broad range of physical and cultural contexts.
The project celebrates the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s commitment to bringing people and communities together using art as a common denominator.
The stories are personal and powerful, giving the audience access to personal histories and realities. Connecting our past to our present, these stories are being treated as media art pieces, rather than simple stories. They highlight, reinforce and challenge both traditional and contemporary world views as they relate to our relationship to land, to one another through sharing and connecting through laughs and heartbreak.
The border crossings’ first iteration in 2017 culminated in an interactive multimedia installation, through a combination of documentary audio, photographs, text, collage, objects and songs. Gallery visitors were invited to explore the participants’ stories and share their own.
Continuing into the GROW phase (2019-2021), the project continues to extend increased access to unique experiences for Mississauga residents and visitors, collaborations and newer ways to present art to new audiences.
The border crossings project is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) through the Grow Grant.
and the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Mississauga’s Cultural Division
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The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a guest upon the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This ancient land is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, Wendat, and Haudenosaunee nations.