Oana Spinu, Before Tomorrow (production still), copyright Arnait Video Productions, 2009 Arnait video productions
artist residency

About the VML

The work in the state-of-the-art Vulnerable Media Lab is grounded in the understanding that audio-visual cultural heritage has been unequally cared for and that the cultural practices of women and Indigenous peoples are in particular need of a dedicated archival focus and framework. A key objective of the project is to work with “born digital media” alongside a variety of “obsolete” and “marginal” media, all of which share their own kinds of material vulnerabilities. The researchers aim to develop methods and processes to ensure this media art history is preserved and made available according to culturally specific and ethically driven forms of access, thus engaging in new conversations about cultural heritage.


Anishinaabemowin: Gimaakwe Gchi-gkinoomaagegamig atemagad Naadowe miinwaa Anishinaabe aking

Kanien'keha (Mohawk): UNe Queen’s University e’tho nońwe nikanónhsote tsi nońwe ne Haudenasaunee tánon Anishinaabek tehatihsnónhsahere ne óhontsa.

English: Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.

For more information on the history of this land, and why it is important to acknowledge this land and its people, please see this link to the Queen's Encyclopedia: http://www.queensu.ca/encyclopedia/t/traditional-territories