Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth: Days of Reading | Video Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 | 5 pm

1-460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg, MB | R3C 0E8

On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, we invited visitors to discover our exhibition, Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs through the interpretive lens of 5 youth participants.

Starting at 5:00 pm, participants of the sixth edition of our Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth [IIY] program, Mark Ginther, Tuva Bergstrom, Dylan VanDamme, Jordan Santiago and Victor Ilunga presented a short interpretive video produced by them in collaboration with Plug In ICA.

The Interpreting Youth program is, yet, another way that Plug In ICA provides an entry into conversations and practices happening in contemporary art today. It is integral to the ICA’s educational programming to audiences in the community.

The screening offered a visual reflection of the youth’s collective and individual experience of Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs, and marked the culmination of an intensive four week session, working and thinking together about the exhibition, and about video as an interpretive mode. For this iteration of the program, participants had the opportunity to work closely with our Assistant Curator, Luther Konadu, to discuss process, approach and multi-media content creation.

The youth screening and panel discussion began at 5:30 pm, followed by a short reception. Assistant Curator, Luther Konadu, moderated the panel discussion with IIY participants.

This video is available in our online video archive.

Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth is designed for youth ages 16 to 24. The program reverses a pre-existing interpretive model used within arts institutions that often produce short videos as educational devices. The “Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth” program inversely begins with the youth’s experience of the artwork, challenging conventional models of art interpretation by overturning basic roles of authority and authorship.

For more information about this and other education programs, please contact Luther Konadu at For general information please contact: or call 1.204.942.1043.

We give special thanks to JUST TV for their dedicated and expert partnership.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. You make a difference.

We gratefully acknowledge the Assiniboine Credit Union for their support of this session.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

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Photo: Interpreting Youth meeting with artist Jeanne Randolph, 2018
Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth group meeting with artist Jeanne Randolph, 2018.

Related exhibit:
Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs