Thu, 16 October 2014
Ja’Tovia Gary is an artist and filmmaker from Dallas, Texas currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Gary’s work confronts traditional notions surrounding representation and identity through film and performance while positing the concept of Black female subjectivity as a point of entry. Gary is a graduate of the Social Documentary Filmmaking MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her short film Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO has screened at Frameline Film Festival, Toronto InsideOut Film Festival, and received the audience award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She is currently in production on her first feature film The Evidence of Things Not Seen, an experimental autobiographical documentary which explores notions of the self, Black American religious traditions, trauma, family, nostalgia and psychoanalysis.