Garden Offerings

MOMENTA Creative

September 8, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Galerie de l’UQAM
Free admission
For all
Duration: from September 8 to October 24, while stocks last.
In collaboration with film artist, educator, and Queer plant witch Jamie Ross

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MOMENTA Biennale de l’image invited the artist Jamie Ross to reflect on the theme Sensing Nature. Ross responded by concocting two herbal tea blends from their community garden plot in the Villeray neighbourhood to offer visitors to the exhibition: one to ease light anxiety and the other to reduce insomnia. The glass jar is one of the primordial yet unsung tools used in witchcraft. It is a means by which the leaves, chopped roots, flower petals, stems, juices, and seeds of a garden are saved and shared with the community. Over the years—and even more so in this time of precarity during the COVID-19 pandemic—monetary donations for tinctures, spells, and infusions from Ross’s garden have contributed to many local calls for mutual aid. Ross is donating the proceeds from these herbal blends to the Prisoner Correspondence Project, a Montreal-based prison justice organization that supports over two thousand 2SLGBTQ inmates in more than 386 prisons in the United States and Canada. Among other things, this solidarity project organizes pen-pal and newsletter programs and provides prisoners with literature and resources by mail. If it is possible for you, you can also contribute to the fundraising. Feel free to handpick one glass jar and bring it home. Drink, dream, and be well.

About Jamie Ross

Jamie Ross is a film artist, a city gardener, and preschool teacher. In their most recent films, Radical Faeries elders help young people memorize the chants sung in twentieth-century Queer street battles with the police; Pagan men incarcerated in federal prisons in Quebec share intimate encounters with the divine alongside Jamie, their chaplain; and the portrait of a season at a sheep farm run by witches on a remote hill in the Appalachians is presented from the perspective of the flow of autumnal viscera and liquids.

Exposition liée

Of the land

Galerie de l'UQAM

September 8, 2021 - October 24, 2021