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With Opened Mouths: The Podcast

With Opened Mouths: The Podcast

Seasons 1 and 2

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With Opened Mouths: The Podcast
Seasons 1 and 2

We are back with a second season of With Opened Mouths: The Podcast, where we give artists, poets, performers, activists and curators a platform to speak about what motivates them to imagine new worlds. Subscribe now and join us every month as we listen to the sometimes-unexpected paths of these exceptional people.

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Episodes of the second season of With Opened Mouths podcast are be available online every month on Digital AGNES and distributed by our partners at CFRC  101.9 FM to popular podcasting platforms.

Season 2

With Opened Mouths: Season Two Trailer
With Opened Mouths: Season Two Trailer
With Opened Mouths: The Podcast is back for a second season January 2023!

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With Opened Mouths: Season Two Trailer
With Opened Mouths: The Podcast is back for a second season January 2023!
One Person’s Uprising is Another Person’s Riot
One Person’s Uprising is Another Person’s Riot
Qanita Lilla speaks with Winsom Winsom and Pamila Matharu about their artistic practices and the lasting bond they share.

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One Person’s Uprising is Another Person’s Riot
Qanita Lilla speaks with Winsom Winsom and Pamila Matharu about their artistic practices and the lasting bond they share.

Season 1

The Hidden Museum
The Hidden Museum

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The Hidden Museum
Listen to the inaugural episode of With Opened Mouths: The Podcast where host Qanita Lilla and Agnes's Collections Manager, Jennifer Nicoll visit the subterraneous terrain of the vaults
The Art of Black
The Art of Black

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The Art of Black
In episode two of With Opened Mouths: The Podcast, Qanita Lilla chats with Jameel3DN, the artist behind the podcast music about his life journey and of developing his voice as a Griot (storyteller).
Our Journeys Are Our Stories
Our Journeys Are Our Stories

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Our Journeys Are Our Stories
From shoe-making to working at Agnes, Sebastian De Line speaks with Qanita Lilla about what gives them their voice in their work as an artist and curator.
Intimate Recollections of Black Lives
Intimate Recollections of Black Lives

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Intimate Recollections of Black Lives
In this episode, artist Oluseye talks with Qanita Lilla about his enduring ties to Africa, to black rubber and to things that give both pleasure and pain.
Soak Black Worry in a Bath of Black Laughter
Soak Black Worry in a Bath of Black Laughter

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Soak Black Worry in a Bath of Black Laughter
In this episode of With Opened Mouths: The Podcast, Kingston raised spoken word poet Britta B. talks to Qanita Lilla about her work, mentorship and navigating a White world while growing up Black.
Embracing Synergies in Other Worlds
Embracing Synergies in Other Worlds

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Embracing Synergies in Other Worlds
Curators and artists, Amy Malbeuf and Jessie Ray Short talk with Qanita Lilla about how their expansive practice embraces new visions of Métis identity and aims to broadens our view of the known universe.
Bantering Toward Radically Liberated Futures
Bantering Toward Radically Liberated Futures

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Bantering Toward Radically Liberated Futures
Jason Cyrus, Ezi Odozor and Qanita Lilla talk together about the creative processes of curating, researching and writing in the Canadian arts sphere.

Meet the Host

DR QANITA LILLA

Dr Qanita Lilla is a curator, researcher and writer with a PhD in Visual Arts from Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2018). She has worked in both state-funded and community museums for over a decade, in exhibitions, programs and research.  In her work she looks to make sense of and provide alternatives within an exclusionary museum world. She is interested in representations of racialized minorities, excluded epistemologies, the life of objects within collections, and depictions of traumatic histories, as well as the social roles of museums.

Most recently she worked for a heritage consultancy, tasked with designing the permanent exhibitions for the new National Museum of Lesotho, researching and writing about restitution and provenance. She was also guest lecturer in Art History at the University of Cape Town, teaching the course “Decolonising Art Museums,” which explored the colonial violence embedded within South African art museums.

Credits and Acknowledgements

With Opened Mouths is curated by Dr Qanita Lilla, and is organized by Agnes Etherington Art Centre. The exhibition is on view at Agnes from 19 June 2021–9 January 2022.

The podcast is produced in partnership with CFRC 101.9 FM, Queen’s University’s campus radio station.

Agnes thanks all of our fantastic guests who shared their stories and their practices with us through this podcast.

Recorded at CFRC 101.9 FM, Queen’s University
Production by Dr Qanita Lilla, Danuta Sierhuis and Evan Wainio-Woldanski 
Original music by Jameel3DN, produced by Elroy “EC3” Cox III and commissioned by Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2021
Episodes are edited and mixed by Chancelor Maracle, CFRC 101.9 FM
The graphic for the podcast is created by Vincent Perez
The podcast is supported by The George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, Queen’s University; the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Fund; and Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage, a program funded by the Government of Canada.
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Footnotes
Image Credits
Camille Turner’s Dream Room (2022)
The Art of Black, by Jameel3DN
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