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Reading Group

led by curator in residence, Sepake Angiama


All good things must begin

A conversation between Audre Lorde and Octavia E. Butler


Thursdays, January 18th & 25th, 6 - 8 pm at SBC

All Good Things Must Begin is a hand written note taken from the notebook of the science fiction writer Octavia Butler. It's also the title Sepake Angiama has given her research residency while she is in Montreal at SBC gallery, where she is conjuring up a fictitious meeting between Butler and the audacious feminist poet and educator Audre Lorde. 

Join Sepake for a collaborative reading of Audre Lorde's essays and poems and respond to questions posed by Octavia E. Butler concerning her science fiction novel "Parable of the Sower."

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Accessibility Information

The Belgo Building and SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art are wheelchair accessible. There is one wheelchair accessible, gender-neutral bathroom on SBC’s floor. The event is free and kid-friendly.

We ask attendees to refrain from using scented products prior to the event or bringing them to the gallery space - including (but not limited to) perfume and cologne - to minimize risk for people with environmental sensitivities. 

Further accessibility information is available on our website.

To bring forward any other accessibility needs, requests or questions please contact Hikaru by phone at 514.861.9992 or by email at


Sepake Angiama is a curator and educator, whose interest lies in discursive practices, the social framework, and how we shape and form our experience in understanding the world. This has inspired her to work with artists who disrupt or provoke aspects of the social sphere through action, design, dance, and architecture. While in her position as Head of Education, Documenta 14 she initiated the project Under the Mango Tree: Sites of Learning in cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) which gathers artist-led spaces, libraries and schools interested in unfolding discourses around decolonizing education practices that destabilize the European canon, through examining alternative epistemologies, notions of unlearning and indigenous knowledge. Previously she was the Head of Education for Manifesta 10 hosted by the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. She is currently a Fellow for BAK, Utrecht (basis voor actuele kunst) where she addresses through her research, Her Imaginary, how science fiction and feminism may harness the perfect tools for capturing a pedagogy of political and social imagination.

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